... and another al a carte thread. Would be nice if it worked the way people think it would when only looking at it from the consumer side. But, as many people have said, if a company could dominate the market offering al a carte, why is no one doing it? Because it does not work. Choices and options are what make America go 'round. For all of those who say, "Let's lose a bunch of channels and shows to get the cost down" are generally only thinking of themselves. Just because you think a show is terrible or fantastic does not mean the next person does. And content owners don't care about either; they only care about what brings in ratings and advertising. D* does not raise rates because they want to. As prices inflate, so must their charges. At least they make you aware of it before it happens unlike some other providers(I'm sure you guys know a few).