I don't even have cable. I just get any movies or TV shows I want from Netflix or buy them. I rarely even watch dramas on the over the air networks, even though I get them in HD. About the only thing I watch on TV is the talk shows, news, and sports.
My gripes with cable and OTA TV are many. Perhaps the most irritating to me is the screen bugs. Why would I want to pay $80 a month to watch movies on cable where I have to stare at a station logo all the time while I'm watching the show? They are particularly irritating when projected onto my 92 inch screen and the screen bug becomes giant size. The local WB station is particularly bad. The logo is so big and gaudy it defies belief. Last year, after coming up to speed on the previous seasons on DVD and HDDVD (RIP), I tried watching the latest Smallville OTA in HD on my projection system . After staring at the giant logo for awhile, I thought this sucks, so I just decided to go back to waiting until it comes out on DVD.
I also find many shows are easier to follow if I just watch it on DVD. Lost and the Sarah Connor Chronicles come to mind. The Terminator show, in particlular, I found a lot easier to follow when I just got the DVDs from Netflix, than when I tried to watch over the air.
And there are the many other things wrong with cable - Excessive commercials, cutting and chopping up movies, and lots of infomercials late at night at my prime viewing time. Who needs it, especially for $85 a month? Sure, there are a few things I like to watch on cable, but they aren't worth a grand a year to watch them, especially when I can get most of it off the internet.