I was going on the two satellite websites and wanted to see what the cost would be to have the channels that we have currently. The cheapest package that had the majority of the channels we have is $44.99 for DishNetwork and this doesn't include any of the HD channels we DO get and $49.99 for Directv again with No HD Channels.
So if the "cost" is $30 we really are getting a good deal. Granted we would get even more channels but the ones that most of the residents are used to would be on these packages so I am seeing at mininuim a $15 a month extra cost to watch what we are already used to. Would it be nice to take that $30 and use it towards that $45 or $50 per month? Yes, but I don't think everyone else would want to spend more and don't realize there is not a cheaper package that offers what we have.
I am a current DishNetwork subscriber and Cable TV watcher and still feel the $30 a month is worth it and with the upgrades I might even drop Dish.