Thanks for the insight, especially those with working understanding of DTV's P&L.
My question is why DTV won't let you subscribe to receive their service via the internet only?
For example, I want to watch the NFL (13/14 season). I'd pay an immediate lump sum (no payments) to receive only the NFL ticket for that period of time.
However, if I subscribe to their 2 year deal, get the dish & DVR, put them in a closet, I can get DTV on my laptop, desktop, android, etc.
Don't they offer an off-the-menu option that spares us both having to deal with a dish, and just allows me to get their programming over the internet?
Please only respond if you understand DTV's cost structure, and why they don't make this option available.