Again, said lots of times, but still... for me we went OTA for several reasons:
1. Better Picture
a. Saved $100 US a month
b. Cost/Value ratio - what we were paying for and actually watching content wise was crazy.
c. Content available elsewhere - websites, hulu, netflix, amazon, etc.
3. Satisfaction of not being held hostage by a company with crazy fee hikes, cutting of channels we liked, their contract negotiation strategies, etc.
4. Satifaction of building my own antenna that survived hurricane and tornado winds this last week alone, plus a computer system that records and serves up the shows throughout the house for less than $300 total.
All but three or four of the shows we watched were OTA anyway, and three of those shows that weren't were available free and legal online in about the same quality as the overcompressed satelitte SD signal. The fourth show can be purchased from Amazon for $1.99US... The HGTV and DIY shows we watched are available on their websites, anyway. We will miss Mike Holmes though (which you get full episodes on the canadian HGTV site, anyway). Even that, if we proxy, we COULD watch