Netflix vs Cable TV and HBO Movies

by Jeffrey Kosola on September 16, 2011

Instantly watch from thousands of TV episodes & movies streaming from Netflix. Try Netflix for FREE!Entertainment is one place that many people should take a hard look at when trying to reduce the amount of money they spend.

One place to start is to review all the subscription based products you are paying for.

Many of us have cable, gym memberships, magazines, book clubs, internet, Netflix, computer applications, and so on.

Netflix vs Cable

I started to compare cable movies channels to Netflix.  Now I’ve never personally used Netflix and I don’t have any premium movie channels at home.  From what I hear and read about these two entertainment options they both provide some entertainment value and each have a monthly cost associated with them.

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Cable movie channels seem to range from $14 a month for 14 different HBO channels up to $39 a month for over 50 movies channels. The most common Netflix price is $7.99 for each month. Although, they do have a FREE trial, which is nice.

It’s Really Up to You

The further I dug into the numbers it became clear that there is no winner. It seems to completely depend on the person who is using the systems.  

Some people love Netflix because they can pick out and watch the movie of their choice when they want to.  They don’t have to be sitting in front of the TV at 8:00 to catch the movie they’ve been waiting for.

Netflix also has the new movies much quicker than cable.  With the cable movies you are have a ton of different choices at any one time.  With DVRs you can even record the movies you want and watch them at any time.  

Both have advantages and disadvantages so I just don’t know how to put them up against each other.

Now it’s your turn. If you’d like to weigh in on this topic please leave a comment with thoughts and feelings on using Netflix or Cable Movies. Remember that the library is also a great place to rent movies.

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