I know many on this board have been discussing/thinking about getting rid of cable to cut costs. Well, after considering it for many months, dh and I finally took the plunge almost 3 weeks ago. I thought I would share my experience to help those who are still considering. Our 'plan' was to 1) get netflix streamed thru the wii - this was done prior to the end of cable 2) get a PC or Roku box connected to the TV to watch 'full episodes' of some shows (this has still not been done, I thought it would make us hurry to do this when the cable was gone) and 3) get an antenna for the roof to get local stations (this hasn't been done - cuz we still have snow up there, but the antenna is purchased and waiting for spring to actually arrive here in upstate NY to get it installed. For now, we're paying for a couple months of basic from cable) 4) use the library more for videos for the kids. As you can see 2 haven't been done even still but I know we'll do them more quickly now that cable's gone vs. waiting for everything to be done before cutting the cord - then we would drag our feet forever. So, We disconnected almost 3 weeks ago now....here's my take: The good: 1 - LOVE that we're saving about $50 a month right now (really more - but paying 10 a month for netflix so it isn't all savings), and will save $12 more per month in a couple when the antenna is installed. 2 - I honestly can say it has been EASIER than I thought it would be. I have watched some shows via internet (connected laptop to the tv). 3 - Netflix has much more than I ever imagined when I had cable and didn't need to search for stuff. I have a ton of things lined up to watch. 4- Since I don't do nearly as much mindless channel flipping when nothing's really on - I've been reading a lot more. I've read 4 novels in the last 3 weeks. 5 - I was worried about the kids complaining. They are 7 and 8 and watched a lot of DISNEY channel and movies on the disney channels on tv. They haven't really even complained. They've watched some GOOD LUCK CHARLIE on Netflix and they've watched some of the movies and shows I got out of the library for them. And they've played a bit more wii and watched youtube more often (some cartoons, etc.). The bad: 1- Ok, this might be a deal breaker for some of you - but likely the only thing I really miss is my DVR. I only watch a handful of shows regularly (survivor, American Idol, Amazing Race, Grey's, Big Bang Theory). And many of them start at 8:00pm. Well, my kids go to bed between 8 and 8:30 and I used to LOVE having it DVR'ing during the bedtime routine so when I was ready to watch at 8:30 - 8:40 I could just start at the beginning and then fast forward thru commercials. It was ideal. Now I have to either just watch the part that hasn't finished yet OR wait for it to be done and watch it off the Internet the next day. I am still getting used to this and I think that when we have a PC or Roku setup it will make this easier as we'll just start watching Wednesday's shows on THursday, etc. 2 - Tied to the one above, right now and until we get a PC hooked up permanently to our TV, it is a bit of pain to do the whole watching from the Internet thing - have to connect the laptop, find the show, get it going, we've found some shows that 'hang' sometimes during it playing - so we have to fiddle with it. I think overall for the bad points, when we have our setup finalized and when we get more used to it - I think they will become more like annoyances and be more minor with time. I am HAPPY we went this direction. Good luck to anyone else deciding on this!