Much to the chagrin of those around me, I have never had cable, satellite, or any other devices; just over the air transmissions. I have always felt like it was unecessary to pay for 100 - 200 channels of crap and reruns. I do have someone that tapes the oldies on TMC for me.
And magically, almost every PBS documentary is re-edited, and sometimes redubbed and shown on the History or Discovery channel a year or so after its debut on PBS, just 20 to 40 minutes shorter. Seeing Ken Burn's masterpiece on building the Brooklyn Bridge hacked up and shown on the History channel was disgusting.
And now, the TV I just put in the livingroom in getting all local TV stations in HD, free, with the HD antenna costing less than half a month's cable bill, I still wonder why people pay for that stuff. Especially to watch people and shows that piss them off.
Probably wouldn't have even posted on this thread except the HD works so well at no cost...
Just my 0.02 anyway.