I have been a D* subscriber for at least 8 years. My current bill just jumped from $82 to $88/month. I only have one TV, one DVR and I subscribe to no movie channels or sports packages. $88/month.... That's too much.
... continue to see rate increase after rate increase they reach a point where enough is enough. I'm there.
same here, continuous customer for 13 yrs, sdtv, 1 dvr, grandfathered pkg and $1100/yr for what I need from a stupid tv just flat out exceeds what I'm going to pay. I watch local football, hockey, f1, motogp and a smattering of other things although the latter are mostly only because they're there. the former and a dvr are really the only critical things to me.
so continuing to pay unacceptable prices due to abcf/espn and whoever these last idiots were that think they're sitting on the motherlode leaves me no choice since dtv caves every single time, acts all gallant like they fought off increases only to turn around and pass on the increases a few months later figuring customers are too stupid to put two and two together or notice the pattern. I have no idea what's even on abcf or espn for that matter yet because of them and others my bill has gone through the roof the past few years.
there's no pkg/setup I can drop to and still see the only things I care about so after threatening to myself to do so for the past couple years, I'm sinking that yearly dtv bill into a mythtv dvr and going ota/streaming. or maybe I'll do something else, don't know where it will end up except that I'm certain I'm not going to essentially throw $90 out the window every month, then $95/month before too much longer, etc.
this isn't w/o sadness, I developed an affinity toward dtv for freeing me from my local ripoff cable company all those years ago which I hated with a passion. plus I've had exactly 0 complaints about the service through the years. but everyone has a limit for what they're willing to put up with. I've suspended my acct a couple times the past couple years because of the high rates and these past increases after a year's worth of huge credits expired not long ago just makes them all the more intolerable.