It’s been coming up a lot on different communities I’m apart of and other blogs I follow – TV. Keep it? Drop it? Anyone survived without it? We need to make cuts in our budget – any ideas?
So, I decided it was time to share a little bit of info with all of our about our TV situation and what we do.
We used to have DirecTv. We watched the Food Network, HGTV, CMT, all the fancy channels. TV was something we watched – a lot. We got up and watched it. We watched it during dinner. We watched it before bed. TV. TV. TV.
We got rid of TV back in 2010.
When we had our stint of living in Kansas, we didn’t even have a TV in our living room, we had one in our room connected to a DVD player but that was it.
As you can imagine we got lots of comments and “are you two crazy?” and “what do you mean you don’t have TV?! We couldn’t live without it!” comments.
But the truth is, we grew to like not having it.
We started doing more things together, filling our time talking more, and finding other things to do.
We reconnected on a level that we needed to.
We talked through dinner instead of watching TV through it. We sipped coffee in the mornings and enjoyed one another’s company – together.
When we moved back to Colorado, over our fireplace we have a large place for a TV, and no place to store a TV because we don’t have a storage space, or basement. So the TV found its new home above the fireplace.
What didn’t find a new home in our house was – satellite or cable.
We discussed the idea of bringing it back into our lives, and our home – neither of us wanting to pay the extra and then Ryan said this: “I don’t really want to have it. I feel like we are closer without it and spend more time together.”
These were my exact thoughts and it made me feel even better to hear those words from Ryan.
We do have TV though.
The Free Basics.
Antenna and converter box.
Simple & Free.
We like it that way – and the best part?
We still watch our favorite cable shows!
What we use and what you will need to do the same thing:
RCA/Composite & S-Video Adapters (Online for $9 or less)
Depending on your TV model you may use one of these ^
and last but not least you will need:
Once you are all plugged in – go to:
(or any other TV station – most have a website!)
So if you are looking to cut some costs! This is totally the way to go!
Just the cost of the internet you are already paying for.
And the adapters ($10).
You can watch whatever shows you want – anytime!
You have to make an effort to plug in some cords!