With the 'all digital' television now mandatory a lot of people are having to make a choice about their television viewing. With directtv you get 100% digital programming and HD viewing. They offer good pricing and a large variety of programs. My Mom, who cannot put a dish out, is always complaining about the cable prices. I also hear lots of complaints about cable service. Are you going to be the last person in your neighborhood to switch over to Direct TV? We're usually the last to get everything, but this might just be the exception. The idea of so many channel choices is very appealing in our family. I think our next purchase, right after Direct TV, is going to be a high definition television. Might as well have a good picture with all those extra channels.