ATLANTA -- It still thrives across America.
But cable TV died in Steve Bransford's
Inman Park home this summer.
family killed it.
"We had Comcast forever.
I mean ten years," Bransford
"And this summer we cancelled our cable."
But the Bransfords still watch plenty of TV.
attached an Apple mini-computer to pick up and DVR over-the-air broadcast TV.
"The quality of over the air broadcast is superior to Comcast because the Comcast (high definition) signal is so heavily compressed," said Bransford, an Educational Analyst for Video at Emory University.
"Whereas, the over-the-air signal is pristine."
also has Apple TV and Google TV, plus a box called a Roku.
Add Hulu and Netflix, and it all delivers a melange of TV programming that nearly mimics the family's long-gone cable package, while saving nearly $100 a month.
"When we have babysitters come over, we usually have a five to ten minute debriefing session," explaining the TV system, Bransford
agrees that pay TV has to change.
"I think it's going to be the death of the current paradigm, the current model of cable companies," Bransford