Originally Posted by CPanther95
You both are overlooking the primary driver - the desire for network programming.
Nope, I want my naughty bits and curse words far more than I want anything on network TV. Between 1998 and fall of 2002, network TV did not exist for me ... didn't miss it one bit. HDTV brought me back (at least temporarily) but only because of HD
, not because of programming content, and frankly I'm getting a bit fed up with the multicast effect of late. There's nothing on network TV that I couldn't learn to live without ... the "good stuff" winds up on cable eventually.
That having been said, my current frustration level with all things TV related far exceeds the level I had before I cut the cable line. DirecTV better hit a grandslam this summer, or things are going to be getting really ugly by fall.