To Upgrade Dish or not to Upgrade Dish...
We've debated for a long time about getting a DVR...and it would actually be cheaper to go with Direct TV in the short run...but I really like the format of the guide on Dish.
The quandry is that we aren't watching TV...as a family, on school nights, so it's after the kids are in bed that we turn it on (although I do end up recording American Idol two nights a week...I can't miss that!).
I love Food TV, The Learning Channel, and Pat loves The History Channel and Sci-Fi.
My little ones love Nick Jr. and Little Einsteins on Disney Channel, none of which we now get because we are striving to be true tightwads, so we just pay a $5 access fee and $5.99 per month (plus tax) for our local channels.
It's a steal at $12.59 per month.
But...I miss the upgrades, the "extra" channels...the ability to zone out to the tune of Good Eats.
Honestly, I know the answer, but I don't want to do it.
With our debt snowball hanging inside of the cabinet directly behind me, I should just stick out the locals for another year and a half...after which time we will have all debt other than house or car paid off...and I can choose whatever option I want with no guilt.
Just remind me it's worth it.
That listening to the prophet is worth it, and getting out of debt is paramount.
That I really don't need a DVR in my house...
That I can do without Food Network for another year and a half.
That I don't need to watch an episode of "What Not to Wear" to get applicable fashion tips for my life, tomorrow.
So, weigh in...
Give a me your opinion...
Let me know where you stand.
I'll be waiting anxiously to have you influence me.