What is cord cutting?
Cord cutting is the process of getting rid of your cable or satellite TV by using an antenna and/or streaming services to watch the shows you want. The phenomenon has caught on in the last few years as cable bills have skyrocketed and more content is available via the internet and antennas.
What does a common cord cutting setup look like?
Our most popular option is an antenna installation with a TiVo DVR and a Netflix subscription, but your setup may be different based on your individual needs. Cable Alternatives can help you determine the best solution for your viewing needs.How much money will I save by cutting the cord?
Cable Alternatives customers on average save $100 per month from what they were paying with cable or satellite. Each situation is different, and at Cable Alternatives we’re happy to talk with you to help determine how much you will save.
Can I still watch sports without cable?
Absolutely! There are many low cost streaming services out there like Sling and Playstation Vue which allow you to watch Fox Sports North, ESPN, Golf Channel, and just about any other sports channel you can think of.
How much does it cost to cut the cord?
There are some up front costs for equipment in order to cut the cord. Cable Alternatives customers spend anywhere from $200 - $600, however we have financing options available for a monthly payment below what you pay for cable or satellite now. We will work with you to determine your exact costs, which are based on what you need to get the shows you want. Most people pay over $1,200 a year for cable or satellite, so your small investment up front pays for itself almost immediately!Can I use a DVR without cable?
Yes. A DVR does not require a cable subscription. You can enjoy a TiVo with its award winning interface, or other DVR with an antenna, and still enjoy the flexibility to watch shows you want on your schedule without the cable or satellite price. Click here
to learn about the DVRs we offer.What channels can I get when I cut the cord?
We always recommend an antenna, which will get you NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, PBS and CW for no monthly fee. A full list of channels available with an antenna is here
. In addition, streaming services such as Sling and Playstation Vue have many of the cable channels you're used to getting, including sports. Generally, we recommend Netflix as your first streaming service, unless you're a big sports fan.What is over-the-air TV?
A digital high-definition broadcast signal that you can receive for free with an antenna.
Can I still watch my TV shows?
Yes! 99% of the content available on cable or satellite can be found for free with an antenna or through one of the many streaming services available with an internet connection.