Life After Cable…Entertainment Alternatives! (REPEAT SESSION)

About This Event


The demand for our first offering of this workshop has been overwhelming! Our available seating was filled almost immediately, so we scheduled a follow-up edition for October 17, 2017. This session is also filled, so we’ve added a third session for January, 2018. In case you missed it the first time around, here’s the description for this seminar:

Cord-cutting–the act of severing the traditional link to cable television–has grown substantially in recent years as two factors collide: the availability of a host of new options on the home entertainment market, and growing dissatisfaction with cable companies’  price/reliability/service model. On this first factor, the past few years have brought services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, Huku, Roku, and others into the mainstream vocabulary, while on the second factor, many households have begun to take exception to what is perceived as a continual ramp up of pricing from the cable companies and somewhat of a deterioration in reliability and service levels.

For many households, price has been the driver to consider dropping their cable service in favor of a newer, cheaper option. Yes, the cable companies gleefully advertise that their contract gives you hundreds and hundreds of channels, and it breaks down to perhaps pennies for each of them. But realistically, how many different channels do you really want? Most people typical have only a handful of favorites, maybe a half dozen or so, while the “hundreds and hundreds” available on cable are rarely–if ever–accessed. Here’s where the pay-as-you-go options of the rapidly emerging streaming market emerge as attractive alternatives.

OK, but how do I get there? What do I need to have to get there? And when I get there, what have I given up? These and many other relevant questions will be answered in this informative two-hour session presented by the Foundation. Experts from Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” training staff will explain the marketplace, covering the equipment and contract details you’ll need to consider in order to take the leap.

Also, based on some of the questions that came up during previous sessions, we’ve added the topics of “TV antennas” and “shopping for a TV…what you need to focus on.” 

Here are the details for this repeat session:

Date:     Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Time:     10:00 am to Noon

Place:    Lady Lake Library, 225 West Guava Street, Lady Lake, FL 32159

There is no cost for this workshop, and light refreshments will be served.

To register: Contact the AMAC Foundation, 888-750-2622 or email: [email protected].

Deadline for reservation is Friday, January 19, 2018.

Special Note:  This seminar will be streamed live via the Foundation’s website. To access the session, go to at the session’s designated start time.

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