My daughter has spent many summers and many hours after school saving for her college years. We never asked her to do this, she chose to do so. She saw that her sister was a struggling college student for many years, and she knew that the best way to stop this from happening was to be proactive. We decided to buy TV service for her as a result and we used http://www.cable-tv.com/directv/ and many other websites to figure out what the best offerings would be.
Personally, we have always used cable at home. But the fun thing about the opportunity to look for great service for our daughter meant we would be able to see if there was a better service that my husband and I should switch to for ourselves, too.
Our daughter is a film major, and she has always spent a lot of time watching all the classic and modern movies very closely. She has been reviewing them ever since she was a small child. We were always stunned by then, but then again, she has always been very a very bright girl. This meant that we wanted to make sure she got several movie channels she could watch in her free time.
In addition, because she is in school, we wanted to make sure that the account we pick for her would have a great DVR system. That way, she would not be tempted to watch movies when she should be studying. She could simply use the DVR to record programming she wants to see, and she can then come back to it later after she is no longer in class or getting important schoolwork done. The entire thing was installed in her apartment last week, and she was very appreciative of it. It is one less bill that she needs to pay for herself.