Just two weeks ago I cancelled my Directv service. After the promotional period expired I just was not going to pay over $90 a month for TV. I even paid off my contract for the remaining year at $ 20 per month but of course still save a lot of money. I immediately remounted my antenna but with my odd schedule the only shows of interest in the daytime are crime dramas on the ION SD sub channel and instructional videos from the Community College. I remembered that I still have a very good VHS machine from 2008 and have been hitting all of the thrift stores for old movies. The most I have paid is $1.00 and on senior citizens day at Goodwill they are $0.18. It is a lot of fun and I have been re-watching some great classics like Apollo 13 and Titanic. I also like the fact these VHS movies were professionally pan and scanned to keep the action in the 4:3 frame and not just sides chopped off like a modern converter box would do. Obviously this solution can not run forever, I will eventually deplete the local inventory of interesting VHS movies but this will give me time to research the cord cutting options on this forum and is a great pass time for these over 100 degree days we are having here in West Texas.