Hi Stoogedog! Long time, not chat!
(BTW, I still have some recordings that I made for you back in 2010-2011 or so. Some blues band off PBS, I think. After several years, I finally pulled my HDD DVD recorder out of storage, and all of these were still there. I probably have two dozen recorded. I keep meaning to pull them off, and contact you. Time seems to elude me these days.)
Cutting the cord is easy. I did it from 2009-2012.
Although we now have cable (long story), I still rarely watch it.
- You can get Hulu, Netflix, and WWE Network for about $10 each.
- And then Archive.org and Youtube has tons of free content.
- Grey-area torrenting is also a solution for some, but be sure to use a paid VPN if you go down that route.
You can even go to many network websites, like CW. For example, CW shows 'The Flash' about a week after the network showing -- and it's free.
You have many options. Cable and satellite isn't the only game in town, and hasn't been for many years now.