It was about 2 years ago when we realized we were paying nearly $100 a month for our television selection and using very little of what was being offered. We cancelled our Dish services and came up with a new solution that currently costs us about $16 a month. Talk about a savings.
After cancelling our dish, we put out a little up front money for a Roku box. This allowed us to not only continue watching Netflix which we love, but we now subscribed to HULU Plus which gave us most of our network shows the day after they aired. We often did not get to them until at least the next day anyway. So, this was not a big deal. My husband and I determined that we would give it a few months and if it became a real bother for us, we could go back to the Dish programming, but we haven't.
We never lack for things to watch in addition to the $16 in subscriptions we put out, there are some free offerings on the ROKU that we occasionally tune into and have found interesting things to watch from those selections. Not once have we regretted this change. If there is something we want to watch that won't be on the box, most of the time we can hook up our laptop with an HDMI cable to the television and find the show/game online to watch.
Any other ROKU users out there?