6:30 pm, United Congregational Church, 275
Richards Avenue, Norwalk
“C’s” of Cable Cord Cutting (Cost –
Convenience – Content)
availability of HBO Now and CBS All
Access, Sling TV from Dish, Netflix,
Amazon Instant Video, and other
services, it’s now entirely possible to
cut – or at least shave – the Cable TV
Is this the end of
Cable TV as we knew it? Probably.
Certainly the beginning of the end no
doubt. But the pros and cons of Cable
Cutting are worth discussing and that’s
on the agenda for our round-table
discussion this month.
– here cable cutting wins hands down.
By choosing content a la carte, users
can tailor it to their tastes and keep
costs in check. However as more and
more services become available you’re
likely to order more from the menu and
increase the amount of the check.
Convenience – traditional Cable
is easy to use. Any couch potato with a
remote control in hand can do it.
Alternative content watching requires
buying devices beyond the standard Cable
Box (a device that pretty much sets up
by itself and the cable company can
troubleshoot for you remotely.) And
accessing the content is more
challenging than just punching in a
Content – cutting the
cable cord means cutting at least some
content. Traditional cable offers huge
availability of content, either as part
of your subscription package or on
demand, but that too is changing as
Verizon, for example, rolls out smaller,
There’s a lot to
talk about so please come and share your
thoughts. Other topics are fair game as
We’ll have our
regular monthly Random Access session
and our gathering for food and drink at
Uncle Joe’s after the meeting.