We gave up cable about seven years ago. Other than one brief temptation of late, we don’t miss it. We don’t even use rabbit ears. We just don’t watch TV and we don’t feel like we’re missing anything. (We do watch DVDs, YouTube and PBS online.)
Getting rid of TV was a big part of living a quiet, simple life.
When we first gave up TV, we were an anomaly. I wrote about it here back in 2007. We would get calls from the cable company and when I said we didn’t watch TV the person on the other end truly didn’t seem to understand what I was saying.
Oh, how things have changed.
Did you know that we officially have a name now? We are the Zero TV homes. According to this Yahoo! article, there were 2 million homes like ours in 2007. It is up to 5 million homes now.
I’ve noticed over the past year or so when the cable company calls to try to sign us up and I tell them we don’t watch TV, they don’t really say much. The more aggressive ones will try to keep talking about the price, but I just tell them again we don’t watch TV. They seem to understand that I’m a lost cause and don’t press it much beyond that.
How about you? Are you a Zero TV home? Thinking about it? Tried it and went back to TV?