As services such as Netflix and Hulu plus get better and better will more and more people cut the cable cord and save money? It is starting... Cord Cutting is Real: 1 Million TV Subscribers Lost to Streaming Services.
I am really tired of paying close to $50 a month for cable. If I can use a local HD antenna and see my other favorite shows on Netflix and Hulu plus for about $20 a month instead of $50... that's a $360 a year I am saving. The technology and bandwidth are in place to get your favorite shows via your network connection. It is only a matter of time until the cable company monopoly is broken. Blockbusters had its business plan ripped out from under them by advancing technology. The result: Bankruptcy. Actually driving somewhere to get a DVD? Redbox? You've got to be kidding.
The cable companies are facing the same specter in the face. DirectTV, you REALLY expect me to pay you $4.99 to watch a movie on demand when Amazon has it for less? Competition is good!
Remember when people actually paid to get the news delivered to their house each morning? Delivered Newspapers, Driving to rent movies, paying for channels you NEVER watch, and other Horse and buggy stuff are all going to go away. If cable TV does not adapt, they will be swept away by the new reality that our technology allows.