I've only ever had the "cord" for several months to try out HD on cable when we bought our 1st (big) HDTV back when they still made CRT-based RPTVs (over 10 years ago) -- well, that and when I was sharing an apt in college.
Just never really felt like it was worth the price to me particularly if/when OTA is readily available. Maybe if they offered affordable a la carte pricing for a few specific channels I might care about -- almost tried Dish at some points, especially some 10 years ago when they had some sort of exclusive on the YES network (and the Yankees broadcasts), but just wasn't compelling enough to me.
Plan on finally helping my mother cut the cord very soon -- probably as soon as Aereo makes non-stop/continuous viewing (of a chosen channel vs only on program-by-program basis) available on their service. She'll be running Aereo, NF and Amazon Prime (and whatever else) via a Roku (or two) over 3Mbps broadband -- currently w/ Verizon's DSL service. She only kept (basic) cable for the locals -- OTA doesn't work well enough to her liking at her location.
Hmmm... Maybe I should finally redeem the small batch of UV codes I've collected w/ BD purchases so my mother can watch them via Vudu on her Roku, if she wants -- not sure any of those flix interest her though (and they're probably on NF or Amazon Prime anyway)...
I think a big part of the problem for them now is there are just so many more options out there drawing people away from traditional TV viewing. Their whole entertainment model is no longer the big fish in the pond anymore. They have to contend w/ social media among others, not just NF/Hulu/streaming and the like...
Edited by ManW_TheUncool, September 16 2013 - 11:54 PM.
Just another amateur learning to paint w/ "the light of the world".
"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things..." (St. Paul)