Cutting the Cable cord? No way!

Over on NewTeeVee, Chris Albrecht provides three main reasons he can't cut the Cable TV cord: Laziness, HD and Discovery (the art of finding something interesting while channel surfing). I'd put HD as the Number One reason and add "Live Sports" to the list. While there are plenty of downloadable/streamable entertainment options available via the Web, nothing beats watching a sporting event live in HD, except maybe sitting courtside at said event. Sure, I could watch Red Sox games for an entire season on MLB.com for less than I pay in a month for cable, but that experience won't be close to watching a game in HD in my livingroom. And the only way to get my local sports teams is via cable stations, except for the rare times they're on broadcast television (Patriots excluded, since they're ALWAYS on a broadcast channel.) It is a waste that we cable subscribers pay for a ton of channels we don't even glance at, but at the moment, there's not much of an alternative for feeding the beast that is a big-screen HD television.

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