Grew up with direct tv! My mother loves them.. I currently have Comcast, but I hate them because once the year promotion is over, your cable, internet, and phone shoots up to over 200$ Every year we have to renew, so that we can keep our bill for all three at 70$ a month..
We have DirecTV. For us it is more affordable then some other services. Wish it had On Demand though. You have to pay $100 upfront for that and we can't afford it right now. How about you?
We use an outdoor antenna, which gives us great reception (HD) and a good selection of channels. As for movies, we use Netflix or some other service. Some have small monthly fees or pay-per-view while others are completely free. Plenty of options without the cost of cable or satellite.