We turned off our Dish Network service in September. To save money. It was Edmund‘s idea; he has long said we should turn it off. I resisted it for a while, I do love my tv channels; our recent money situation has made it necessary.
The Dish Network comes with the DVR boxes. Since we plan on, eventually, turning them back on, and they’re all set up anyway, we are paying $5 a month to keep everything set up so we can just “flip a switch” when we’re ready. That way, we’ll have access to all of our previously recorded shows on the DVR.
The biggest surprise: Dish is kind enough to provide some channels for us. Granted, most of them are Pay-Per-View, and we have about 40 infomercial channels, but mixed among those are a movie channel (HDNMV), a western channel (EWSTRN), DISH Earth (24-hour satellite orbiting the earth==AWESOME), and a news channel (CURRENT). On holiday weekends, we get the premium previews just like everyone else. This works for me.
And the HDNMV is playing some fun movies. And they are mostly good. Some of them are great. Right now I’m watching SpaceCamp. Next is The Wrong Man with Henry Fonda, follwed by The Good, The Bad and the Ugly with Clint Eastwood. Later this evening they are playing Donnie Brasco with Johnny Depp and Lethal Weapon 1 and 2. Not too shabby.
It makes being poorish not so bad.
Remember how I said turning off the Dish was Edmund’s idea. Well, the funny thing is, he is missing his football! We didn’t get that on our suspended DISH plan. I think, by the time college basketball is on, we’ll be getting our full service Dish channels back.