In Defense of Cable

Despite the widening array of shows on the Web, the online options don't yet match what you getthink HD, DVR, and sportsfrom your trusty set-top box

With Apple's iTunes now offering HD programming from all four major broadcast networks, Netflix streaming shows from CBS, and Hulu letting you cherry-pick the best skits from Saturday Night Live,, you might think it's time to cut the cable cord. But there are some things you should consider before telling Comcast where it can shove its overpriced coaxial cable. Whether it's time to dump cable depends on how much TV you watch, how important picture quality is, and whether or not you're a sports fan.

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