Just lately I've been watching on my Netflix subscriptions and it was really grand. But I noticed I've been missing on the local tv news and other programming I had when I was still on cable tv . I decided to revive my cable plan and get the most basic just so I can watch my favorite local shows and basic news like BBC and the likes. It works. No need to subscribe for the high end channels because the Netflix thing etc can more than accomodate for these high-end programming.