So few channels are worth a spit… I say save bandwidth and let 80% of the crap just go away. As more and more people pull the plug and go online with streaming we get closer and closer to A la carte by way of Net Flix, Hulu, Apple TV etc. Sure the cost will shift to pay for Internet service but I think we’ll still be ahead. I do believe A la carte is the future – just not through the typical means… Especially not with DirecTV. I personally don’t see much of future for the current model. At the current rate of increases the average bill will be $200 and there will be even more channels that few people watch but are forced to pay for. I can buy a lot of programming from Amazon, Hulu, NetFlix etc for $200 a month. I hope DirecTV is preparing for the likely defection of customers who don’t put such high value on crap programming….