Here's kind of the way I'm looking at it. First the math for the 2 services with only the sub level I would use, no premiums as they come and go. Current (well, in August when rebates expire) = DirecTV Choice Xtra Classic = $69 3 HRs Lease = $12 DVR+MRV = $11 Total = $92 Switch to Dish: T200 = $60 Hopper + Joey = $7 DVR+MRV = $11 Total = $78, but after $25/month rebates = $53 Apparent savings of $39/month, but there would be a $240 ETF to cancel, which would bring it down to an actual $228 savings total. Assuming E* drops AMC, there are 5 shows I would want @$35/series = $175 That would make the net savings only $53 total in my case, until I add back in a series purchase of Doctor Who, the only show I actually care enough about to buy, figure that would be $35, making the net savings $88 or $7.33/month. Hmmm... That most likely will mean that if E* drops AMC, I'll not switch. If there were no ETF in there, or in the very unlikely event that E* would pay the ETF, I probably would. Figures for buying the series are from iTunes, might be somewhere else for slightly less. I don't think the 5 series from AMC can be rented, I think they have to be bought.