Direct TV allows you to suspend your account for up to 6 months a year. We suspended it rather than canceled it because we're pretty sure we'll pick Direct TV service back up again this fall simply for the sports. Unless we decide to cancel, I asked Direct TV to resume service August 15th. (Sports. It's all about the sports.)
I asked SM if he'd be OK just watching sports on the big 4 (NBC,ABC,CBS and Fox) which we can get with our local antenna. SM wants ESPN for college football and basketball. Too bad you can't do an "a-la-carte" with your TV service. Pick only the channels you want watch and pay as you go.
SM took an old computer that we had laying around, purchased an air card, a wireless keyboard and a mouse and has set up our big screen so we can watch TV online from sites like:
I'm doing pretty good with the changes and I'd be happy keeping the set up as is and cancel Direct TV all together.
SM misses "flipping" the channels (what guy doesn't?) and thinks the local news people are idiots (who doesn't?).
He also misses the DVR functions watching live TV, although I did point out to him that if we watches online, he can start, stop, FF or rewind as needed.
It'll take some getting used too but so far so good.
Funny...look what came in the mail yesterday.
How did they know? (grin)