The cable came from the satellite dish into our house. (We don’t have cable TV here in the country.) We’ve returned their equipment to DirecTV. After adding a new a new online service, we’re saving over $100 per month.
This is not a complaint against our satellite TV service provider. They were very good and their equipment worked fine. Life under that system was actually easier. However, we can handle a bit of inconvenience for $100/mo.
We use a Roku streaming device to access Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. That same device also connects us to Sling TV, where we get the cable channels that we want for $25/mo. For another $5/mo we have an online DVR with a 500-hour capacity.
For over-the-air (OTA) TV, we use a Magnavox DVR. That allows us to time shift even the sub channels. (I particularly like the Johnny Carson reruns on Ch 17.2, which I couldn’t get on DirecTV.)
Thus far, the new setup has worked very well. Sylvia and I are happy campers.