Who needs TV?
These guys grew up either without TV or in the early years of B&W. Now they have dish and HDTV plasma sets.
I posit that one can exist just fine without paying $50/month+ for digital TV. What do you get for the extra money? Just more commercials to flip through...
At the hotel the last weekend for the family get-together, I went back to my old ways when we had cable and started flip-flip-flipping through the channels, looking for something to waste my time on. More time than not I was going past commericals or Spanish language programs than actually finding something worthwhile.
Oh sure, the History Channel comes to mind as something that I like on dish or cable. But is it worth spending so much a month just for that channel? I'm not much of a sports fan, and I can keep up with the news pretty well on my XM radio. So what's the point?
As I just mentioned, I have XM. IMHO, its worth the $15/month or so for it. So is my DSL Internet service for $35/month. So, I guess we're already spending that $50/month in lieu of dish/cable. However, at least with Internet I'm getting more out of it than sitting around gathering dust on the couch. I can at least pretend to be a world-class writer on this blog! :)