CancelCable.com’s First Money Saving Gift Guide

Thought it would be interesting to create a gift giving guide that could actually save money in the long run, so we just created and published our first ‘Money Saving Gift Guide‘.  It contains suggestions, discounts and tips for…… Set top boxes Streaming Blu-ray players Internet ready TVs Portable TVs Antennas for watching free HD broacast [...]

5 Ways to watch your favorite sports without cable TV.

We’ve heard from a lot of families who are considering canceling cable, but aren’t ready to make the leap due to concerns about being able to watch their favorite sports.  Here’s a short post on some of the alternatives we’ve seen… Note: Keep in mind that games aired over standard networks can be watched using free [...]

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Digital TV Transition Update

The digital tv transition deadline has been moved from February 17th to June 12, but there are some complications.  The problem is that the delay is optional.  If broadcasters think they are ready, they can make the switch today as originally planned. And it looks like about one third of them will be stopping analog [...]

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Preparing for the February 17th digital switchover

Woke up this morning and see that CNN.com has a front page story on the digital tv switchover. They mention the February 17th, 2009 switchover date and discuss the impact this will have on over-the-air TV viewers like us.   The article confirms many of the things we have been blogging about over the past year, [...]

Screenshots of our “cable-free” reception

When we first plugged in our digital converter box and started using free digital TV, we were surprised to see that our reception was actually better than our old digital cable signal. We’ve since learned that this is very common since free digital broadcast signals are often less compressed than digital cable signals. Here are [...]

How to buy a digital tv receiver for less than $20

Update: The Digital TV Converter program ended in July of 2009.   The purpose of the program was to make it more affordable for the millions of OTA (over the air) TV users whose old analog sets would stop working when the digital transition occurred on June 12, 2009. Over $990,000 was allocated by the department of commerce [...]