For the OP - I haven't had any trouble with DirecTV cutting out on me. Never had much trouble with Dish Network either.
As for getting rid of TV coverage, I have some buddies who have done it. They spend all their TV time on the internet instead and watch a few shows through Netflix, a Firestick or Roku or whatever. If you watch sports, none of those are really an option. NFL games don't all air on regular channels (Thursday night on NFL Network, Monday night on ESPN). Rangers games are often on Fox Sports Southwest. Longhorns games are anywhere and everywhere (LHN, ESPN, ESPN2, network sometimes, etc.). And I really enjoy stuff like the history channel and a few other things. And there's no way my wife is going to survive without hallmark channel. So to each their own. I pay $65 a month for DirecTV, and that $550 a year is the cheapest entertainment for the amount of time we use it that there is available.
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