"You can catch up pretty quickly, and if you don't...What's more important? Family time, or the TV?" Rogers said,
Rogers said it's a sacrifice for savings, saying, "I'd rather put my family first, so we cut it out." Though, the family members don't feel like they're missing much.
If you're wondering what you may miss out on by cutting the cord, that depends on what device and streaming service you decide on. If you're a news junkie, your best option is a HD antenna for local and Sling TV or Playstation Vue for networks like Fox News or CNN.
If you can't miss entertainment shows, you need to subscribe to Netflix or Hulu. Sports lovers can consider a Roku. It has more sports channels and apps than any other device right now. But, if you watch a variety of programs and you need to watch them when they first air, cable is still your best bet.
There is another option that may cost more in the beginning, but will save you money in the long run. In Princeton, the trend is moving toward Smart TVs. They come with a bigger price tag, but they're equipped with wireless technology and apps for streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. The smart features take the place of devices like Roku or Amazon Prime.
King's Great Buy's Plus store manager Jon McConnell said they're easy to set up. That satisfies millenials and even their technology-challenged customers. "The young people, they always want a Smart TV. The older folks, it's definitely catching on. They're getting to where they're tired of the cable companies, even in this small rural area. It really is helping out cut those bills in half," said McConnell.
Smart TVs range in price from about $250 to more than $3,000 depending on the size and technology. Any device for streaming television or movies does require wireless internet. That stipulation rules out the option in some rural areas.
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