Advertisements It is not how much you watch - it is what you watch. In my case one of the channels I used to get on Dish moved to DirecTV, so I moved to DirecTV and getting channels that I can not get on DirecTV ala carte from Dish. If I had to get TV OTA I would be watching TV once a month if that often. If I had to watch news on local channels, I agree with you - I can wait 3 days to see them. I don't have much time to watch TV so when I watch I want to see specific programming on specific channels. I like to get spin on news from all directions including Fox, BBC and Russian channels. You'd be amazed how different story sounds if you don't hear it from major networks only.