What’s stopping you from cutting the cord?

Is it just good old fashioned fear of the unknown?

Take a look at your cable bill. Is it over $100? If you’re more than two years into your relationship with your cable company, chances are that it is. They love to sucker you in with their promotional rates but then the next thing you know you’re paying $150 or more for channels that you don’t watch. You’ve thought about cutting the cord but you won’t do it. Why is that? Let’s look at some of the most common objections.

I won’t get my favorite shows. 90% of the top-rated shows are on local, over-the-air, free TV. You could be watching for free!

I won’t be able to record. Solid Signal has a wide variety of DVRs from TiVo and other manufacturers, some with no monthly fee. Record off-the-air programs just like you could with a cable DVR. Not only that, but online services like Netflix and Hulu are much less expensive than cable. TiVo DVRs have these built-in or you can use your favorite streaming device. With services like that you don’t need a DVR.

I’ll miss my cable shows. Most of the top cable shows are available from iTunes and Amazon for a lot less than you’re paying for cable. It may seem weird to pay $2 for a TV show but that’s only $40 for a whole season, a lot less than you’re paying now.

I don’t think I’ll get good reception in my area. How sure are you of that? Our antenna recommendation service will help pair you with the right antenna for you… and it’s free!

My HOA won’t let me put up an antenna. If you can get reception on an antenna located in your private area, on your roof or in your courtyard, and you can do it with an antenna 39″ or smaller, they can’t stop you. It’s called the OTARD rule and it can’t be overruled by your HOA.

See? There are all sorts of great reasons to cut the cord and all those objections? They’re just fading away, like the sour memory of dealing with the cable company.