I'm looking at my Comcast bill and see I'm paying $74.35 for their TV service plus $52.95 for HSI and $13.42 in taxes and other BS fees for a total of $140.72 which seems kind of high. I think my HSI will go up to $64 without any bundling so that leaves about $62 for Dish TV service as a break-even point. I was kind of hoping that Dish would offer a good alternative but maybe not so much on cost.... Basic package $39.99 -15 promotion + 6 dvr option + 1.91 tax ======= $32.90/mo promo package $48.82/mo non-promo package $40.86/mo ave over 2 yrs Looks good so far. Here's something I don't understand though. If I add a VIP922 to the cart, something strange happens... This is at a $200 one-time cost but the tax per month goes from $1.91 to $17.10. This is $364 more in just taxes during the 24 mo term. So much for the 922. I didn't need this but I'm not sure what I get as a HD Duo DVR receiver. I have a TivoHD for cable so have to have a decent HD DVR for a fair comparison. If I upgrade to the Top200 package, I get: $48.65/mo promo $64.51/mo non-promo $56.58/mo ave over 2 yrs Top 250 $59.15/mo promo $74.99/mo non-promo $67.07/mo ave over 2 yrs Top 200 + HD plat (probably what I'd want) Same price as the Top 250 DirectTV I'd go with their Choice XTRA plus HD XTRA package (HD DVR is thrown in) $46.98/mo promo $75.98/mo non-promo $61.48/mo ave Actually cheaper than Dish with a similar channel lineup. DirecTV has HD PBS; Dish doesn't. Dish has BBCAmerica HD; DirecTV doesn't. Probably a lot of other channel differences if I really look for instance I don't know if there's a DirecTV equivalent of EPIX1/2, Indieplex and Retroplex. My conclusion is that both Sat providers have better offerings than Cable but not much of a cost difference if any to get the same channels cable offers. I'd just end up with more channels. Not sure what to do now.