That must mean you have several extra receiver fees....probably someplace else people could save money if they needed to.
I have 1 HR44-500 and 3 C41-700
I'm not complaining about the cost, yet. I'm a new customer, whose only had it for about 4 months..
Without discounts my setup would cost something like -
Choice Ultimate - $77.99
Advanced Receiver Monthly - $25
Receiver fees - $18
Tax - $1.44
Full price would be $122.43 - Without any movie channels or anything, I don't see the value I'm getting for that kind of money. My local Cable company just changed their policy within the last year (Charter Communications) and I think it would be a great model to go off of. They give you a year 1 and year 2 price and that's that.. But, they also incorporated a lot more value into their packages.. For example they have 3 packages to choose from - Charter Select, Charter Silver and Charter Gold, if you get the Charter Silver, which the regular price is $79.99, you get the basic and expanded basic, all TV taxes are already included in the price, (Free HD) and it also comes with HBO, Cinemax and Showtime.. Now, that in my opinion, is value for the money. Now, I still like DIRECTV more because I just don't care for Cable, I think the technology is way behind Satellite, but that is a good model to go off of in my opinion.. Here's the link to it - http://www.charter.com/tvpackages
So, at full price... With the Charter TV Silver with 4 HD DVR's at full price, I would be paying - $79.99 for Silver, $20 in receiver fees and $20 in DVR fees, so in total $119.99 with much more.. But I like my DIRECTV so it's not even in question, just showing an example of something DIRECTV could lead off of that could incorporate more value for the money, but some already believe they are getting enough value for the money so I guess it just depends who you talk to.