Cutting the cord was almost as good a feeling as quitting smoking. Just dumped DirecTV last month & their bullshit $200+ bills every month. I watch less than 15 channels on a regular basis. They're all covered with new setup.
Installed outdoor antenna in my attic. Get every local broadcast channel in HD. I can't DVR, but that's what Hulu is for. Run splitters to all your TVs in your house from attic.
I roll with PlayStation Vue on the PS4. Paying $44 for base package & HBO Now. You pick your favorite shows, episodes are stored in the PSVue cloud. Not sure how it works, all I know is my shows are there when I go to watch. It's an awesome interface too. Bought a PS4 TV universal remote as well, controls the TV, PS4 & my stereo receiver. One remote is liberating! You can also buy Amazon Firestick for additional TVs in the house and download PSVue app to watch.
Main reason my DTV bills were so high was from all the damn sports packages. Absurd. Paying all that money for league games that I would never watch. Now I downloaded NHL & MLB apps on the PS4, and pay like $80 just to get access to my out-of-market hometown team games (Sabres & Pirates). No more $200+ sport packages! I heard this might also be an option for NFL games (through DirecTV Sunday ticket app, but I'm not sure). If not, I can just watch NFL at the bar, or just save myself the torture of watching the Bills lose every week.
I also have the Netflix, Hulu & HBO Now apps, and have Amazon from already being a Prime member. Now I have so much TV to watch its absurd, and I'm not paying those bastards at DirecTV ever again. I also ran a hard line Ethernet connection from my router to the PS4. The streaming rates are fast as hell.
Overall I'm probably paying like $60 a month, but there's no commitments, free to cancel any service at anytime. Hope that helps. There's a million options to choose from. But staying with cable or DirecTV is just insane IMO.