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What’s the biggest electricity drain in the United States? Refrigerators that run non-stop? HD televisions? Nope. According to a story in the New York Times on Sunday, it’s your cable box. These set-top boxes are energy hogs mostly because their drives, tuners and other components are generally running full tilt, or nearly so, 24 hours […]

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Why are you still paying for cable?

by Karen on April 6, 2010

For the record: I am not being compensated in any way by Netflix, PlayStation, or anyone else to write this post. I am just sharing our setup, and I welcome your tips and recommendations in the comments for how you get around paying a cable bill. Once upon a time, cable television was one of […]

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Digital broadcast TV is impressive

by Karen on November 24, 2009

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on life without cable TV. It’s been absolutely fantastic. We’re more productive, happier, and more active without the constant draw of TV. We still watch a handful for television shows, but they’re all available online the next day at the network’s website. This means we’re more purposeful […]

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Unexpected benefits of life without cable

by Karen on October 1, 2009

Don’t you love when you make a life change for one reason, and realize that it benefits you in countless other ways? That’s kind of how we feel about canceling our cable. We made the decision to shut it off to save money. We were paying $70 a month for a service that we barely […]

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