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Without Cable

September 30, 2012

We ditched DirecTV after the Olympics were finished and have been pretty content without cable/satellite. We have an antenna so we get all of the network channels (plus some others) and our Roku gets us additional things like streaming Netflix (and we could get Hulu Plus if we want). It really wasn’t until this week that I missed having cable. Why? I missed DVR. NCIS and NCIS:LA premiered this past week and they’re the two shows that we consistently watch. Without a DVR we had the option of watching them live or pulling them up on the computer and watching through the TV. Because it was the season premier we opted to keep the boys up a bit late (for them) and watch it live. It wasn’t our best choice ever since both boys like to be in bed or winding down between 7:00 and 7:30. We ended up watching the season premier of NCIS over the boys fussing. On Friday we finally had the chance to watch NCIS:LA via the computer and it worked out much better. We’ll definitely be doing that from now on. We still had lots of interruptions, but with the computer we were able to stop the show and take care of whatever we needed.

And yes, if you look at the time of this post you’ll see that it’s 6:00 AM on a Sunday morning. I’m not up this early by my choice. Deuce decided that he needed to be up and playing so we’re hanging out downstairs while the big boys sleep to a more reasonable hour (you know, like 6:30).

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  1. October 1, 2012 10:35 am

    Have you checked to see if NCIS is on hulu plus? We just dropped cable too, and we’ve switched to antenna TV and hulu plus streaming thru our Wii. The only reason we really need hulu is because we can watch shows later (so it acts as our new DVR). It’s $7.99 – same at Netflix, I think.

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