This is a really interesting thread. My only objection is that I get agitated & jealous of the people who are able to pickup a decent OTA signal. Digital broadcasting really is a terrific opportunity, the PQ is generally better than cable TV, and it is priced right.
As expensive as my Charter digital TV package is compared to years past, I have to admit it delivers a lot of value. You really can't compare high-def digital TV with a DVR with what we were paying for 5 years ago. For me, it's a little too much of a good thing, I only need half a dozen channels.
I have started streaming TV on the internet. Honestly, as badly as I want to cut the cord, I don't see the internet as being quite there yet. The basic cable option, where it exists, is an analog signal that really doesn't cut it on today's TVs, that route is unattractive. I will loudly posture and threaten to cut the cord for a while, and when PBS becomes available in some option other than a full-featured TV package, I will boldly go where plenty of men have gone before.