When AT&T Broadband removed Turner Classic Movies, Fox Movie Classics, Sundance, and IFC from its analog roster and relegated the channels over to AT&T's "digital" cable lineup, I had had enough. Even though I subscribed to both feeds, the "digital" receiver resided in the home theater, while the analog cable box served the 27-inch Toshiba in my bedroom Replacing the film channels on the analog lineup were obscure, special-niche networks for which I had zero interest. Can't even remember what they were. As a result, I said the hell with cable. Screw it. I terminated the subscriptions, and toted the two cable boxes back to AT&T Broadband. In March, I plan to subscribe to DirecTV. Meanwhile, I have been living with free, over-the-air television broadcasts. And the thing is, since I spend about eighty percent of my viewing time watching PBS anyway, I can't really say I miss the cable offerings all that much. Yet. Well, maybe I miss MSNBC a little. Here's what I definitely don't miss: the super-aggressive station-bug logos on many cable channels (TNN was the worst), the washed-out pictures, and the dull sound. And consider this: PBS actually looks better as an OTA signal than it does either through analog or "digital" cable--colors are sharper and better saturated, the picture's not as soft, and the entire presentation looks less "processed." When viewed through my AT&T "digital" cable feed, PBS looked washed out and soft. Now it's a joy to watch from a technical standpoint. Talk about getting more for less. All along, the only reason I am considering DBS is because I want a better picture, not more channels. So, after nearly twenty straight years of watching cable images, I'm strangely pleased with what I'm seeing during this cable/DBS interlude. Not bad. Not bad at all.