OVGuide.com Offers Tips on How to Cut Cable Costs Without Sacrificing Entertainment
American families can save hundreds of dollars a year on their TV entertainment bill by moving from traditional cable and satellite to Internet video, according to OVGuide.com, the most comprehensive guide to online video.
The average American pays between $50 and $100 a month for cable, but as major TV networks are now putting popular shows online, the cost of viewing quality programming can be reduced to as little as $12.95 a month, the expense of basic broadband Internet service. OVGuide.com offers the following easy-to-remember tips so Americans can dramatically cut their cable bill, without missing out on favorite TV shows:
1. Downgrade cable / satellite subscription from premium to basic service, as most premium TV content can be found online with fewer commercials and archived episodes from past seasons. This cost cut can save consumers more than $200 each year.
2. Beware of bundles. They lock consumers into a host of services they may not need or use regularly. Online programming is much more comprehensive than cable, and consumers have on-demand access to all episodes from each season of their favorite TV shows, as well as movies, viral videos and more.
3. Cancel monthly DVD subscriptions and DVR packages. Many online video sites have a playlist feature that makes online video easily accessible and can be bookmarked for future use. Consumers can save more than $15 per month, totaling over $180 a year.
4. Even without cable, individuals can still utilize their big screen TVs by simply connecting their home computer to the TV with a simple $20 VGA connector cable (http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-connect-your-laptop-to-your-television).
“Right now people are cutting down on unnecessary spending, and one of those expenses is the cable bill,” said Dale Bock, founder and president of OVGuide.com. “Many Americans have a computer and broadband Internet that can be used for several purposes, including education, work and entertainment. We hope these tips will be helpful for families as they make decisions on where to save money.”
About the company
OVGuide.com is the best way to easily find TV shows, movies, video clips and other content on the Internet. As the ultimate guide to online video, OVGuide.com’s powerful search engine and team of editors cut through the clutter of over 3,500 online video sites to discover, categorize and make recommendations on the best content that is available on the Web.
As of January 2009, OVGuide.com receives more than 12 million unique visitors, 150 million page views and 36 million searches each month. To upgrade your online video entertainment experience, please visit www.ovguide.com.
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