Yep - so one week later, life without cable is perfectly fine.
Luca and I took the cable boxes back to the store today and it felt GREAT.
It felt especially great because on the weekend, we bought a $22 set of rabbit ears at Canadian Tire.
For all of you young kids out there, rabbit ears are a super old school way of getting tv. I didn't even think they were made anymore! But yes, my friends, they are made and if you live near a big city, they are AWESOME! For the low price of $22, we now get CBC (English and French), CityTV, Global, CTV, TVO, Omni and a few other stations, all in perfect HD. Honestly, the quality is better than what we had through the cable company and (in case you hadn't noticed), aside from the $22, it is FREE.
FREE. I turn on the tv and get FREE HD channels. Of course, there are some channels I miss (HGTV, Much Music (for Gossip Girl) and HBO (mainly for Dexter), but most other shows I like are on the channels we get. I am actually shocked the cable companies get away with charging for basic cable!
So between the rabbit ears and our Apple TV, I think we are fine. We are definitely enjoying the whole $100 a month savings that is for sure!!
Cable companies in Canada have really got to start rethinking what they are doing...just go back and read the many, many comments on my last post of people who have done exactly what we did. We are certainly not trailblazers in this regard so I'm surprised that Rogers didn't work harder to keep our business!
Anyhoo - that is our cable update! Now I'm off to watch some FREE TV :-)