Through the years I have watched the commercial load increase to the point where watching commercial TV is a real pain without a DVR. It would not be possible to sit through a TV show without a DVR period. I am in my 60s and when I was a child (50s) ads filled up 3-4 minutes of a half hour show. By the 70s, it was 5-6 minutes, and the 80s 7-8 minutes,. Now some channels a person is lucky to get 20 minutes out of a half hour program with 10+ minutes of ads, promos, etc. I used to watch perfectly good ad free movie channels like AMC go commercial, where I never watch the channel any longer. Even with a DVR, I still do not like ads in movies. TV shows I put up with them, but it is too hard to stay connected with ads all of the time. I would rather buy or rent the movie.With the vast increase in ad time, even the TV Networks do not have the value they used to have for me. As each one seems to out do themselves demanding more and more money from their carriers and at the same timer increase their ad time, their value is not much. I can see cord cutters as well and people that only watch the Premiums rid themselves of the high pricing and still enjoy TV.. The only old movie channel free of ads is still TCM. Fox Movies as well ass AMC have converted to ads, so again I never watch them.The Flex pack may be a good idea, as even I may go that way a bit later, unless BBC World shows up in AT250 I may rethink it. I am tired of paying through the nose for Sports channels I never watch and other channels I used to watch, but now they are loaded with ads and yet have they lowered their price to Dish, no. We pay more and more and get less. I spend a lot of time on my Roku these days, where there are few ads. After the first of the year, I will re-look at what I am paying and what I can easily do without to lower my bill.The value for many of the channels have lost their luster, at least for me.