Nearly everything you watch on cable is available elsewhere. Here's how I do it:
- I use a regular HD antennae to watch broadcast TV (free).
- I use Hulu.com to watch even more shows (free).
- I subscribe to the lowest-priced Netflix plan that allows for unlimited streaming ($8.99/mo).
- I purchased a Netflix-enabled ROKU to stream thousands of movies and TV shows to my TV.
- I rent DVDs through Netflix to catch the latest movies and shows that aren't available for streaming.
- When I get the itch for something else, I either 1) go to the dollar theatre; 2) rent from the Redbox; or 3) rent from the local library.
Most months my only entertainment expense is the $9 I pay to Netflix. Also, when I cut the cable in 2003 I realized that there is so much more I can do than watch TV. Nowadays, I spend a few hours a week (seriously- maybe 10 hours total) watching TV, and usually am doing something else like checking email or working online at the same time.