This television company is taking a different approach, which just might work out nicely for some folks in Detroit, Portland, Orlando and Seattle among other cities.
Sezmi is a pretty strange service as far as these things go. It's not exactly cable, but it's not quite OTA. It's got a little bit of video streaming mixed in for good measure, and it's dirt cheap.
For $200 up front and $4.99 a month, with no contract required, you can get yourself a Sezmi unit with an incredibly capable DVR that can record up to 1,400 hours of programming. The channel selection is admittedly limited, consisting of the same locals that you could get over-the-air.
If you kick that subscription fee up to $19.99 a month, you'll get access to a pretty strong lineup of cable channels. It's not going to compare to what you get from a cable or satellite company, but it's also a lot cheaper.
The device also comes packed with access to web content like YouTube, and both free and paid On Demand programming.