“I’m paying $94 a month for basic digital cable. $94 a month for something I’ve been supplementing with streaming services because I’ve realized I only watching a few shows on a few channels. The rest is just noise,” Baldwin reports. “That noise has pushed me to the Apple TV… But, I’m also a big fan of Breaking Bad and saving money. Both are in direct conflict with one another. Currently, I could only keep up with the best show on television if I continued to suckle at the Comcast teat. Sure, AMC offers full episodes on AMC.com a few days after the show airs, but convincing my wife to huddle around a computer to watch a show when we have a 56-inch TV in the living room was a tough sell. Luckily, something big happened in Appleland that changed all that.”
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Baldwin reports, “With Mountain Lion’s new AirPlay mirroring to Apple TV, I can watch anything that’s on the internet, including Breaking Bad, on my HDTV with the push of a button… As long as the system works to force consumers to pay for channels they don’t want, I’ll be streaming my content and watching over-the-air HD of the big four networks. It won’t always look as pristine as HD cable, but that extra $94 in my pockets every month, I think I’ll be OK with a few pixels.”
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