If you are only interested in movies, then a Netflix subscription is far less expensive than DTV (or Dish or any cable service).
What DTV can do with original productions that the major networks are not willing to do is provide programming that appeals to those who are outside of the 18 to 40 year old demographic. It does not matter to the major networks how many people over 40 watch a program. Advertisers only pay for the number of 18 to 40 year olds.
You have to be kidding. Do you think DTV can provide better programming than ABC NBC CBS FOX PBS, HBO, Showtime, Starz and thirty other cable channels? Don't make me laugh.
I can see picking up an old series that was dropped and playing re-runs. But a new original series? Count me out.
I mean like there is such a shortage of detective and police dramas on TV!