I actually got rid of my television set a year ago.
I'm having a little more trouble breaking with radio, although the sacking of Bob Grant and the dismal state of FM are making even that medium less appealing.
Bravo!! Was this like the burning of the mortgage? ;-)
I'm truly amazed at the skyrocketing rates for cable tv. When it first surfaced, the salient argument for subscribing was that it was commercial free. Back then, cable cost all of $9.95/month. The price for basic cable service is now close to $50/month which does not include any of the premium channels. The one thing that has changed, though, is that cable tv is now packed with commercials. The only reason I maintain my subscription is for EWTN .... period. Otherwise, like you, the tv would be roasting on my barbeque.