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Next meeting: Monday, February 20, 1:00 PM, Desert View Theater



Experiences of a Recent TV Cord Cutter by Richard Beaty & Cutting the TV Cord – 2023 Update:  Trends & implications to Saddlebrookers by Bill Jackson



This two-part presentation will give an overview of TV viewing going from cable or satellite to streaming over the internet, and the experiences from someone who did it.


Cutting the cord – replacing TV services delivered by cable or satellite with TV internet streaming services & apps - will be briefly overviewed & explained. This session will provide a high-level summary of how today’s many and confusing streaming options might be tailored to meet your viewing & budget priorities.


Richard Beaty has actually done this and will candidly outline his experience, and the pros & cons during the process.


This session – having been presented annually for the past 4 years – has been of special interest to 3 types of TV viewers:

  • Folks considering moving away from the fees, contracts, inflexibility, or other issues sometimes associated with traditional cable & satellite TV service providers.
  • Folks who are committed to cutting the TV cord but want to better tailor streaming services and apps to their interests, preferences & budget goals.
  • Snowbirds or other dual-home folks or nomadic travelers who want a TV service that can seamlessly follow them to different locations.


The co-presenters are Richard Beaty and Bill Jackson. Richard is a current board member of the Saddlebrooke Computer Club, and the club’s webmaster. He is also club instructor who has taught a variety of classes for many years.


Bill is a 15-year Saddlebrooke resident who in the past 4+ years has led over 35 sessions on TV cord-cutting designed to discuss the pros & cons of cord-cutting options in easily understood terms and with a specific focus on TV streaming services most popular & best suited to our Saddlebrooke location.


Upcoming Meetings

Mar 20- Hearing Aid Technology
Apr 17- TBA


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Past Presentations

Previews of New Software
Computer Security
Working with Photos
Streaming Internet TV
Library Online Ematerials
Home Networking
iPads & Tablets
Video Editing
Windows & Apple OS Systems
Google Apps
Internet Searches
Genealogy Software
Book Publishing
Computer Backups
Converting Movies to DVD
Variety of Computer Equipment
New Technology
Q & A Sessions with Club Instructors
Previews of Club Classes
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