I had predicted a long time ago when there used to be dbsdish that directv might buy out dish network, and something close to that almost happened. Now I would like to see if any further predictions that others have made has come true, or close to coming true. I would also like along with others make more predictions and see which ones come true, and compare what we though satellite tv was going to be like in the future 3-5 years ago compared to how we think it will be different at this time in the future. I dont think many imagined this many locals being offered by satellite or even thought of pvr devices, or interactive features, and games that we can play on the satellite receivers now. I think that we will see a price increase in the near future of the top 50 package to $25, but the package name be changed to top 60 or top 75 as channels may be added. More likely for channels to be added to the top 100 package or top 150 package which may be changed to the top 125 and top 175 package when some of these channels we have longed for would be added. I think the prices would be $35 for top 100 or similar, and $43/$45 for top 150 or similar. Also I see internet by satellite advancing and dropping in price and becoming more popular and gaining ground in 5 years, another competetor will try to come into the marketplace within the next 3-5 years and be different from Dish and DirecTv to get customers, and Dish and DirecTv working together to share some satellite space for locals. I also predict Murdoch buying out DirecTv. PVR units will become the norm in the marketplace in 3 years, having at least 3 times the space we have now for the same price or cheaper, while the same space we have now available for at least a third less.