Originally Posted by DonDenver
Well, just wait till you get indoor plumbing...you'll never want to go back to the old crapper.
I'm along with Telerod in this regard: in the DC area, cable prices are astronomically high, due in part to market forces (cost of living here is high) and the fact that cable monopolies are protected by local legislation.
Where I live, I can't use a dish (no line-of-sight exposure from either window), and cable from Comcast with the "premium sports package" that may (or may not) carry Universal Sports is a big cost for gaining one, maybe two, channels I would like (and one of which I used to get for free, over the air). Said money can go toward actual ski and cycling adventures, gear and the like.
NBC Universal kept the cessation of OTA broadcasting very mum in their September, 2011, press release announcing the "I Want Universal Sports" campaign: the lede was buried well into the text, saying that US would transfer to a "premium subscription service" as of January 1, 2012. Then they play this shell game by saying that only DirecTV will carry US at the beginning, and that "negotiations are in progress" for carrying the network on Comcast and others (the comedy here being the "we're not in collusion" charade that is "negotiations" between Comcast and NBC Uni, who are the same company).
I'm finished with it. I'm watching US via Haha, or via Eurosport's own Internet feed via proxy. No DVR for me: I'll get up early and watch live.