Back in January, Shane and I finally got cable, after going at least six months without it. We had an amazing package from Comcast that cost $23.90/month and included free programming from OnDemand (which I love!).
Today, I found out that as of tomorrow, I will no longer have access to OnDemand. Apparently, they’re changing their package arrangement, and if I want to keep OnDemand, I’ll have to upgrade from the Digital Classic package to the Digital Starter. That would cost $58 — an increase of $35 per month. I really don’t feel the added cost would be worth it.
In the past, I’ve used the free OnDemand programming to watch movies and TV shows, and occasionally an excercise program or how-to video. I think I used the OnDemand service more than our regular channels.
Perhaps this going away is a good thing. I probably watch too much TV anyway, and especially now that it’s summer, maybe I’ll be more motivated to go outside or something. But still! Arg!
We’ll still have free HBO (I think), and I guess I’ll just have to check the schedule to catch a movie there. Better than nothing.
Back when we got cable, we canceled our Netflix account. I guess I’ll look into that again, and maybe Red Box to get cheap movies.
By the way, do any of you have Direct TV? Does that have on demand-style programming?