As of today we are officially without cable! I had been hinting at wanting to get rid of cable for a few months, and this weekend my wife realized that she doesn't really watch TV even when it's on. It was mostly background noise for her while she did other stuff, and she actually likes the quiet.
So I called the cable company today and cancelled our service. We had been paying ~130 a month for cable and internet (I know, I know...), and our 1 year promo period just ended and it was now going to be ~200 a month!!! When I called I not only cancelled our cable service, I got twice the internet speed for 2/3 the cost of what I would have been paying, and also got an additional gig of cell data/month added to our plan at no cost (not a big deal since we never go over our limit but still).
So all told we will be saving ~87 bucks a month compared to what we've been paying, and a whopping 157 bucks a month if we just continued in our current situation.
I did spend a good chunk of change to get an OTA antenna and DVR (Channel Master DVR+, anyone else use one?) so that we can still record and pause/rewind shows on OTA channels. I figure that combined with our Fire TV stick and Netflix subscription will be way more than sufficient. I'm pretty pumped that we finally pulled the trigger!