I switched from Comcast to Dish when Comcast more than doubled their price for their standard (i.e. least channels & cheapest) package. My bill the first 3 months is $70, then $100 for the next 9 months, then $130 the 2nd year. For that amount I got every channel Dish offers, including about 60+ movie channels. Not only that but Dish is just a far superior service. My wife and I both commented that going to Dish after years of cable was like stepping out of the stone age.
I also got 3 months free of Blockbuster @ Home, which includes unlimited downloadable movies and 1 disc out at a time for their entry level package. That package costs $2 more a month than Netflix after the free period is over and includes a the disc rental which Netflix does not unless you pay double.
With Dish I can record so many more shows at once and their DVR can hold hundreds of HD programs. My wife and I are happy and my kids were ecstatic when they saw no less than a dozen cartoon channels to enjoy.
Just FYI, Comcast upped my bill to over $200 for cable and internet. After signing with Dish I called and cancelled everything but internet and took one of their(Comcast's) internet deals for existing customers and my cable bill is now $30 a month. Don't let these companies steal from you, because cable is a regionalized monopoly and they will.