OK boys and girls - since this is my favorite website of all, I was hoping I could rope this tribe into a discussion of cord cutting for those of us just dipping our toes in the water. Yes, this is a follow up to my cellular reorganization with AT&T EXCEPT my current satellite provider Direct (aka AT&T) is NOT in the running because even with "loyalty discounts" I can't get below TWICE the cost of the two cord cutting choices I am focusing on. We currently have Direct Ultimate at $175/mo (that includes equipment charges for setups in four rooms). I'm going to upload a PDF of an ongoing spreadsheet I am using for my comparisons (please note, my highlighting was for my benefit to see how many of the holes between Direct and YouTube were filled by Philo, and for my viewing crowd it was almost all). The bottom line is I can get every channel we watch (even infrequently) by streaming YouTube TV and Philo, for less than half of the price. Compromises abound: No common viewer guide between the two services Switching channels is a little "clunkier" and a bit different between the two They both have UNLIMITED cloud DVR, but YouTube deletes after 9 months, Philo after 30 days Neither YouTube nor Philo can be set to record "new episodes only" so they record every upcoming episodes, which snags reruns as well - so far I don't think it is picking up cross-channel reruns - e.g. if you ask it to record NCIS on CBS you don't get all those old episodes on TBS or whatever Skipping commercials on recorded content is hit or miss (some programs will, some won't) but so far network TV shows on YouTube TV do skip Family has to get used to fact that there ARE two different services with different channels I have yet to convert my crew to the Roku life because a single guide for all their TV is so much easier - BUT - my stealth hope is that our three big streaming content services - Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, show up in the same HOME menu with YouTube TV and Philo. PS - Direct did offer to move me to the Choice subscription, which deletes some of the channels I would even get in the YouTube/Philo hookup, for a"generous" $149 - $26 break but still double the cost of YT/P combo. So far, even despite the Philo 30 day storage limit, the BIG problem is lack of a common guide incorporating the two services. For me, I would even drop Philo and go without some of my favorites there, but I have big fans of Hallmark, Lifetime, and DYI in my crew.