Oh please, in fact my family's cable bill is about $40 a month, and the Dish bill is about $120 a month. I'm just an objective person who cares most about picture quality. If Dish was delivering a high bitrate picture to me, then I'd be bashing my cable company, but as things are, my cable company is delivering the superior picture. If you'd have read some of my posts from years ago, you'd see that I have bashed my old cable company on picture quality a lot to. My old cable company used to have real bad picture quality, but then it was bought by a different company. My family tried free digital cable for a month, and when the new cable company came to install it, they said that the an analog cable picture this bad isn't acceptable, and they rewired the whole analog cable part and the picture quality on analog cable has been has been very very close to broadcast quality ever since then. The cable guys said that the problem with the old cable had to do something with ground water or something. My family only had digital cable only for 1 month, and it did have better picture quality than Dish, but not as good as analog cable. It also didn't have some of the exclusive channels that Dish has, and the digital cable boxes didn't have S-video outputs. The ONLY reason my family has Dish is because of the EXCLUSIVE channels that Directv and Digital Cable don't have.