You guys with your pretzel logic that question anyone who believes there are principles being violated are the reason they continue to do this kind of crap. You sound like a bunch of battered wives. " They are doing this for our own good so they can continue to provide the best quality service" Listen, they promised us HD with no additional cost and now they are raising our cost 50% for this service. What about the hardware cost for us early adopters with no programming except some sports and Leno? We have already paid enough for empty promises. I don't know about you but my monthly bill is usually $145 + so its not the 5 bucks dammit it's the principle. But this is OK with most of you because you trust they will do what's good for you.:lol: How many of you would accept a 50% increase in your daily double latte at Starbucks? Not many, I expect. No its not semantics when they increase your rate for accessing a particular feature 50%, its called exorbitant. But you can vote with your checkbook and send a message that you've had enough or just keep taking the increases that will surely come when some of the Channels with compelling programming start showing actual HD content. How long before Sci Fi, FX and USA become a tier for "only $5.00", ESPN Pak, Discovery Pack, do you see a pattern emerging here? I recently voted with my checkbook when I canceled Sunday Ticket Ripoff after 5 years.