I'm gonna be moving at the end of the month and I'm looking at options to cut costs at my new residence. One thing I'm eager to get rid of is phone service. Don't need it, don't want it, prefer cell phones instead. The only thing is, I have three HD receivers currently and the DirecTV company line is "they need to be connected to phone lines for mirroring." Are there any other ways around the phone line thing? I feel like it's a "hidden cost" to having multiple boxes that really makes DirecTV an expensive service. If I could have them all networked instead, that's doable. I'm gonna have internet anyway, but if I can do without phone service that's gravy. Right now I'm seriously considering ditching DirecTV because of this. I can't really afford $90/month for TV and another $50/month for a phone I never ever ever use. It's just a waste. As for alternatives, I won't know for sure until I go house hunting this weekend, but it looks like I'll have one of two cable choices, either a city-run utilities cable service with 39 HD channels, or CenturyLink, whose TV service is by… DirecTV. (Which means subscribing to their internet phone service, I guess, if you have multiple receivers?) I really hate the idea of giving up DirecTV service that I've had for 12 years, but the phone line thing is just so 1990. Any ideas?