Just in time for Cyber Monday we bring your our list of suggested gifts for the cord cutter or potential cord cutter. Here are some ideas ranging from the most fundamental to the more sophisticated . Let us know if you have some other ideas.
A Subscription to Netflix
Netflix is still the easiest way to get started as a cord cutter. At only $7.99 per month, with no contract requirement, unlimited streaming, lots of movies and TV shows.
Aereo is a new streaming service that will bring you every local broadcast station at only $8 per month. At present Aereo is only available in select major cities in the eastern US but they have plans to expand across the country.
The Roku Box
This is a bigger step. The indoor Mohu antennas are very popular and would be an easy way to get started. But for best reception outdoor antennas always work better. Maybe you could throw in a gift certificate for installation with the neighborhood handyman.
A new Flat Screen TV
If you and your family agree to turn off cable in 2014, maybe you can justify upgrading your big screen TV with the cost savings. A 42″ flat screen will actually cost significantly less than what you will save.
Some Stocking Stuffers
Because it’s so small and cheap I put Google’s Chromecast in this category. This is a great way to port YouTube from your iPhone to your big screen. And at the time of this writing Google just dropped the price.
Some reading material? “Dump Cable TV” by Tom Galland get’s pretty good reviews on Amazon.
Happy Holidays Cord Cutters!