I saw this article, and I have been interested in cutting the cord also. I do not understand the relationship between the devices and the service providers so I need to get up to speed on that.
I usually end up recording shows to watch at odd times that I have time to sit still. Somehow I don't ever get around to seeing everything and when I run low on disk space I end up deleting some of the shows I have not yet seen.
I tend to records things like: Dr Oz, nature/animal programs, and watch HGTV while I am doing other things around the house. If I can do this cheaper than the current $196 a month we pay now for FIOS (TV/internet/land line), that would be awesome.
I have recently been trying to find a cheaper high speed internet provider than FIOS or Cable. Seems they have increased the price so you'll pay no less than $100 a month just for internet as a stand alone service.