Well, cable shows (outside of premium services) typically don't show up next-day on any of the SVODs. Exceptions are shows on FX, FXX, and Freeform, which come to Hulu. I think Discovery also experiments with putting some of their cable networks' new episodes on Discovery+ pretty quickly (e.g. within a week) but I think it varies from show to show.Yeah I watch a lot of other channels than locals. I'd have to check Hulu again. When I had ad free there were a lot of TV shows that weren't on there at all.
I didn't add in the HD boxes to the price. I just listed it as $8.99 per month option.
And you are right that is a lot cheaper than DirecTV. If I lived alone I'd probably do that and keep Paramount+ and Discovery+ which I watch a lot of stuff on. And like I said I would have to take another look at Hulu ad free. All of those together would still be far cheaper than DirecTV sat. If like you say Hulu ad free would fill in most everything besides Paramount+ it might be an option. If not I would have to have the Cloud DVR as I work nights.
Aside from that, the great majority of cable shows do end up on one SVOD or another after the season has finished airing on cable -- the entire season will become available at once, anywhere from a few weeks to several months later, on Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Peacock or Paramount+. But which service they go to doesn't always line up with which cable network it aired on.