What do you think. Does the ATV4 get us one step closer to cutting the cord?
You CAN most definately cut the cord.I’d love to cut the cord, but the mega powers of Sky and Virgin here in the UK just make it so hard to! Especially when you have a wife who is too set in her ways to give it up!
Like I’ve had a deal sent to me from Virgin that I can add all the channels that I currently get with Sky (and then some additional ones) for 80 pence extra month for an entire year onto my current Phone/BB-only subscription and save myself £40 in the process by getting rid of Sky. And Virgin will have all the catchup content available as well.
How can anyone say no to that?
You CAN most definately cut the cord.
Subscribe to something like HBO Go (using a VPN of course), or ditch sky for NOW TV, much cheaper and no contract.
Sky's satellite TV subscription model is dated and on borrowed time.
Of course I can, but the key thing here is the BB connection. That I have with Virgin and would obviously need that to use the streaming services you've mentioned.
So for them to offer all the channels I currently get, get additional channels that I currently don't have with Sky, have access to all on demand content from the UK channels and save £40 a month, why wouldn't I go that route?
There is such a thing as life without subscription TV. I ditched Sky years ago in favour of FTV and I am being absolutely honest when I say we have not missed Sky TV and we still struggle to watch everything we record.
I do think it can also depend on ones demographic. Sky offers nothing to the more mature viewer, our family have no interest in 'chick flicks' 'rom coms' or pointless 'teen gore'. It was for us then an easy choice to make. We now have a very competitive phone and unlimited BB contract and have saved a shed load of money into the bargain.
Sadly ATV is only a full feature product if you live in the U.S. so although I currently own an ATV2 I won't be rushing out to buy the new model anytime soon.
While I could perfectly live off of Freeview, the wife is a different matter entirely.
As I said, the key thing is the BB connection. As it stands I have a Virgin Media Phone/BB connection on the XL Tariff. For 80p extra a month, they are offering over 200 channels, access to channels that I don’t have with Sky, access to the on demand content not available on the ATV, and I’d save the cost of having Sky. And that is not having Sky Sports or Movies.
All I’m saying that it’s not technically that easy to cut the cord as there are other factors in play.
I cut the cord but went back after 4 months. I actually missed all the junk channels!
What do you think. Does the ATV4 get us one step closer to cutting the cord? I think I'd still have to pay for some subscriptions but they would probably be cheaper than paying DTV $100. per month.