With the approval of the entire family, we have comletely cut the cord. TV is now OTA and internet (through a Roku). For the past two years we had been using D* (3 years prior to that cable and four years prior to that D* at a different house). I love D* and have no complaints of any kind. We had an HR23-700 and an old Samsung DTIVO that both worked fine. The HR23-700 is a good dvr. I'm a long time Tivo user and I actually prefer the HR23 interface. D* has been raising prices over the years (it was 40 when we first started). No complaints about the price of service going up. It's D* perogative to charge what they wish. It simply reached the point where I questioned whether it was worth it to us. Turned out we could keep watching what we normally watch at a big savings. We are in a major metropolitian area. I originally hooked up a cheap $5 antenna to the TV and got in about 5 HD stations. Surprised by the quality of the picture, I picked up a $27 antenna and put it in the attic. We get all local stations (11 of which are HD). OTA looks great. We picked up Tivo S3 with lifetime subscription for OTA recording. We also picked up a roku. It's an amazing device (as long as you have at least a 4mb internet connection to be able to stream HD). Subscribed to netflix streaming ($8 / month) and hulu plus ($9 / month). On the HR23 we had season passes for 40 shows. Between OTA and the roku, 35 of those shows are available for viewing. Netfix also has over 18,000 shows / movies to stream (and they rotate what is available). Hulu plus has current shows plus past seasons for many shows. Roku has many "channels" and the amount of quality material available (and a lot in HD) is simply amazing. The negative is sports availability. We are in the Philadelphia territory and thus do not get Comcast SportsNet as our RSN. Thus our loss is not as great as others may be. Our local MLB team is scheduled to be on a local OTA channel 55 times. We have a Xbox 360 which plays ESPN3. ESPN3 surpisingly has a large selection of live sports (include many MLB games) which are streamed to us in HD (thanks to a 20 / 4 internet connection). We have suspended service with D* so that if the family is not happy it will be easy to reconnect. We went from $84 / month with D* to $17 / month for TV. Savings of 67 / month. With cost of roku (100) and Tivo S3 with lifetime (406), we will recoup that cost in 8 months. After that it is a savings of $67 / month or $804 / year. We have enjoyed D* over the years. We look forward to enjoying OTA and internet streaming.