We were dish network customers for years- 250 channels - at the time it ran about $100/mo. We cut back to the top 100 to not just cut the cost but also because so many sports channels were part of the pkg and we watch no sports. So, we decreased to 100. Still not what we wanted so we cut it back to the $19.95/mo pkg. That was a complete joke- we were paying to have the opportunity to shop! QVC, HSN, etc so we finally bit the bullet and went cold turkey! We bought an $80 HD antenna at Walmart and started getting local channels, signed up for Netflix for $8/mo. That was 3 years ago. We have a roku attached to every tv in the house- love the simplicity of operation and can do Netflix, Hulu, prime, etc. all thru Roku. The only thing we miss with this entire change is no DVR.