That was also a biggie for me. I have a special pricing deal that I have had now for about 4 years from Xfinity. For a measly 64.00/month, I get 150/10 Blast, Basic Streampix AND HBO included! I own my own modem and AC router so no extras there either and my hardware is MUCH more "streaming friendly" in regards to being able to prioritize my data within my network than most can with rented/leased modems/routers from their ISP's. At least for me, going OTT was almost a no brainer. I was paying duplicate for a lot of stuff while still with D* and getting rid of not only that redundant programming (locals, HBO, etc) as well as all those extra "fees" for HD, DVR, RSN's, etc. is where my savings really piled up. Not everyone has the types of advantages I had when I switched.