Originally Posted by pupak
Well Absolute HD died today, I called and canceled. Going with antenna and internet. I'm through paying for the privilege of watching commercial saturated programming.
I switched from Absolute to AT200 last August with an offer similar to what they are offering now, mainly to get FSN for the football season. Lost Versus in the process and found I missed more games that I wanted there than were available on FSN, plus the hassle it is to use the RSN locals with Dish. I intended to cancel next fall and go with cable at least for the season with no contract.
I took a look at what I was really getting with Dish and just couldn't justify the cost. This was before the extra $5 they were tacking on this month. If it weren't for sports, mainly college football I would have no interest in sat/cable anyway. Most of what I watch is on OTA free for which I have an antenna with great reception and 2 HTPCs with the capabilities of recording 6 shows at a time. Both have high speed internet access for streaming. The shows I do watch are mainly on USA, TNT and SyFy and all are available free online.
So, I called yesterday and cut the cord. No dissatisfaction with Dish per se, just with their sports programming and like many others tired of paying for a ton of crap I neither need or want. Even giving up about $20 for a new signup that was still being paid at $5 a month.
Anyway, I've enjoyed this thread for the last couple of years and may miss the banter more than the satellite itself. I will miss the 722, though, a very nice piece of equipment.