You are aware you do pay more @ Directv....not with these price increase, of course, but I can hardly believe that they won't go up at Directv, so time will tell.
I'm expecting D* to raise prices in the $4-$5 per package range.
But whether or not D* is cheaper even on a package basis depends on package, and of course, how much cheaper is also there.
For instance for those of us that like it all, here's the today price breakdown:
E* 'Everything' package @$104.99 plus $9 for multi-sport = $113.99
D* Premier = $119.99
So a $6 higher pricetag and I get more sports that I will watch and more movie channel selections in the big 4 premiums.
Not enough to make one rush to switch.