I am going without HBO, a small sacrifice to save about $240 a year. Check out what your cable bill is and how you can decrease it. I got Comcast right now and I'll wait until after college football is over before making any drastic changes. I've also found that if you live near a major city (where there is a broadcast tower) you can hook up a HD antenna and recieve HD television for free (without a cable company). There's a great DIY article at CNET that explains everything go here for more info "Free HD TV" I wanted to do it, but live too far away for it to work.