I cancelled my DirecTV account today after 8+ years today. We had some refer a friend discounts that expired, which put our bill just over $100/month. We actually suspended our account for the past couple of months, watching OTA and clear QAM channels we get from our cable modem subscription, along with Netflix, in an attempt to "cut the cord." But..it's not for us. Internet through Comcast was another $50/month. So, we signed up for U-Verse; $99/month for the U-200 package, 3 receivers, HD package, DVR, and 12mb internet for 1-year. No up front costs, and $125 in gift cards. Price goes up $56 after the first year, but its just a 1 year commitment, so we'll probably look into other options at that point.
The CSR offered $25 off/month for a year, but the price difference was just too much. My parents have U-Verse, and I like the GUI, and the channels look good to me.