Here Are the Top 10 Things That Surprised Cord Cutters After Canceling Cable





Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating people cancelling cable TV service

Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating people cancelling cable TV serviceCord cutting can be a bit scary. After 30 years of paying for cable TV cutting it off is confusing for many people. Yet after they make the jump many people report they were shocked. So what surprises did they find after they canceled their high cable TV bill? Here are the top 10 things that surprised cord cutters after they canceled cable TV.

#1 The Amount of Content

Alexandra Spingarn on Facebook said: “More and better content, no antenna but I have free Pluto that has the news channels! I love Netflix and trying Britbox and, of course, Amazon.”

Kathy Abbott on Facebook said: “I was surprised at the way cord cutting allowed me to fall in love with TV again! Instead of mindlessly watching the limited offerings of cable, I now had everything at my fingertips. We discovered we love British TV. So much so that I dream with a British accent! We also find old favorites, long forgotten and binge from start to finish. I have traveled the world without ever leaving my living room.”

#2 Savings

#3 How Little They Watched TV

Pete Esche on Facebook said:How much we can live without.”

Lee Kesler on Facebook said:How I don’t use all the channels that were on cable.”

#4 The Free Legal Content

Ben Martz on Facebook said: “The amount of free content out there.”

#5 Live Sports

Jay Lyons on Facebook said: “My biggest surprise was I could still get live sports. I had been trying to cut the cord for a while but until Vue launched live sports were limited. Now most of the live streaming services carry plenty of live sports. With DTVN I get all the sports and cheap HBO.”

#6 They Now Watch More TV

John Austin on Facebook said: “That I ended up watching MORE tv after cutting the cord! Should have done it YEARS ago.”

#7 No Commercials

Michael Longfellow on Facebook said: “We primarily use Amazon Prime and Hulu commercial free. Now, when we watch something OTA I am amazed at how many commercials they have and how annoying and insulting to your intelligence many are!”

#8 The Quality of Streaming

Wendy White on Facebook said: “How perfectly clear reception was with the new digital antennas. I thought it would be snowy and ghosty like the 60s!”

#9 4K HDR Content

Ron E White on Facebook said: “All of the above and 4K HDR content with an ever expanding universe…:

#10 They Just Didn’t Miss Cable

Maureen Amy on Facebook said: “I was surprised that the only thing I missed was the clock on the cable box.  “”

David Rodriguez on Facebook said: “How little my wife missed cable… actually she didn’t miss it at all. Wonder why I waited so long.”

Sheri Bell-Forrest on Facebook said: “I was surprised how much I did not miss cable. I think I spent more time channel surfing than enjoying shows. Now my TV time is limited to things I really enjoy, and I now enjoy more non-TV-related activity.”

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