Originally Posted by Bubster
I did the cut 3 years ago. For the most part I dont miss it at all but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wanting ESPN on occasion (and TNT for the NBA playoffs). I do have to get the most basic $13 package to get the Cincinnati locals out here in my radio wave black hole in Fairfield but I can live with that. I get all the Dayton channels almost perfectly in winter (no leaves on the trees) and it mostly usable this time of year but you can't count on it 100% of the time.
Thinking about picking up another HD Homerun tuner and having one dedicated to Dayton OTA and the other is already getting the Cincy clear QAM channels. This will come in handy for the NFL season, especially since I am no longer a Bengal fan after 41 loyal years.
I cut it just over three years ago as well. I have two HDHRs, one with an antenna facing Cincinnati and one with an antenna facing Dayton, both in my attic (despite the above chat, I get both cities perfectly - call it the luck of my house location).
Most of what we have always watched are major-network sitcoms, so no need for cable for those. My wife was watching too much trash TV ("Rock of Love" and the like) just "because it was on", and she actually made the call that we should drop the cable. I was fine with it, since I watch way less TV than her. The biggest thing I miss is the Reds - if you could pay to get MLB.tv in the local market (not "out of market" only), I'd be set. I occasionally miss ESPN, but most of that can be covered via certain, uh, quasi-legal websites, if I really, really want to watch something (very few and far-between). I don't care enough to stay up and watch Monday Night Football unless the Bengals are playing, and when they are, WKRC picks up the game anyway.