I, along with many customers am tired of constant increases in my TV costs. It has gotten to the point where TV service is not a good value or worth what I pay for it. The new rates starting in Feb 2013 really made me look at how to cut my costs. So I called Directv this morning. I was going to cancel Whole Home DVR service which I never use and cancel HBO. Now I really like HBO and have had it for a very long time - since the late 80's in fact. However HBO is just not worth $18 a month. At least it is not worth that amount to me. Low and behold the very nice CSR lady at Directv offered me HBO for 6 months at 10.99 a month. Now this is more like it. HBO is worth 10.99 a month. At the end of this 6 month promotion the lady told me to call back and cancel HBO. She "suggested" I might be offered the promotion for another 6 months. So I have been paying $15.99 a month for HBO. Now I am going to pay $10.99 a month - a savings of $30 (from what I have been paying) over a 6 month promotion. The new HBO price starting in Feb 2013 is increasing $2 a month or $24 over a one year period. Does this make any sense for Directv or HBO?? All I know for sure is as much as I like HBO I am NOT going to pay $18 a month for it!