We had DTV for years without any problems other than they kept going up on their prices and the and the programs were the same over and over again plus we had channels we did't want like music and Spanish speaking channels. DTV was good about temporary discontuning service while out of town then picking it back up when back in town [ without a charge while out of town] but they stopped that service so we discontinued service.
We now pick up local channels and have not missed DTV! We pick up Fox 13, NBC ABC and many more so I suggest trying it.
You save alot of money plus if there is nothing on that you like push the button,pick up a book or go out and walk. NOTE: check to make sure you can receive a signal and you can get a antenna high enough]