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December 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Family Life

We bought a Roku from Amazon last week.

We get these credits from our bank cards and surveys and various places that we put toward Amazon bucks.  Then we use it to buy stuff we want that we probably wouldn’t spend actual money to buy.

The Roku is part of a larger plan.

We are going to get rid of our cable television and our land line.  Along with our internet, we spend about $158 a month.  The internet portion is a little less than $50 a month.  So, if we get rid of  cable, and the land line we never use, we’ll save about $100 a month!  That’s nothing to sneeze at and 10 months of that will pay for a month of the BoyChild’s tuition.

The Roku is pretty kewl.  We only bought one (it was about $85) but I think we’ll get one for upstairs and downstairs.  We’ve already got NetFlix which is about $8 a month and we’re talking about getting Amazon Prime or HuluPlus.

The only thing we don’t really have covered, is the ability to record things from over the air television.  We watch Big Bang Theory but usually DVR it because it falls at a time when we are busy.  I’m pretty sure we can get older shows on the internet but CBS doesn’t appear to belong to any of the internet programs that show television.

Has anyone done this?  Does anyone have any suggestions?


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kathy // Mar 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I just bought my Roku today and would love to see big bang theory! Have you found out how?

  • 2 M&Co. // Mar 14, 2012 at 8:02 am

    It doesn’t appear that the BBT is available instantly on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus. However, we watch it a lot on regular over the air TV and my husband records current versions on the computer with a dealie he got for Christmas. Thanks for reading!

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