we haven’t had any sort of cable or antenna systems for more than three years. mediacom is the monopoly for our local cable for a long time. just recently direct TV is hitting this area too. what i hate about cable is you are paying a lot for many channels you really do not care for. but sometimes i do wish to watch news and sport events on TV. i also miss the discovery channel and a few others that i used to enjoy watching. after moving to our new house, we are saving about $100/month in utilities & rent so i’m thinking about the possibility of getting cable. i’ve explored the option of installing an antenna but some hawkeye sports are played on espn2 at times. it seems to defeat the purpose of “having TV” and yet have to go to andy’s brother’s to watch certain shows. i wonder how much do you pay for cable? here, it’s $40/month for the most basic ones.