Umm, not really true, at least in part. Cutting the cord means breaking the fixed tie (and high monthly cost) with traditional cable/satellite services. Including fixed contracts. It really means eliminating contracts and paying a much smaller monthly cost to get "most" of the same channels you get with cable and satellite. I dropped DirecTV because I was tired of 2-year contracts (and their restrictions) and ever increasing monthly costs. I was paying around $225.00 a month with DirecTV. I pay $50.00 a month for Hulu + Live TV. Amazon Prime Video doesn't cost me anything because my employee pays for it. That's a huge savings per month. And no contracts!! All in HD. I don't get AMC (yet) but that's not an issue for me. If you mean paying $0.00 per month (or near zero monthly cost), there are threads here that have discussed how to do it, if you can live with the restrictions.