Not that I am thinking of switching, I like Dish. But I went over to the Direct TV site and wow! are they expensive! Their largest package is the Premier for $189 a month. That is more than my utility bills! I looked at the next tier down, the Ultimate 250 channels, much like our AT250, but $135 a month. Yikes. I do see that Direct TV does have channels Dish doesn't like Chiller, Cloo, CNBC World, Current, MHZ, etc. But Dish has many channels like the diginets Direct doesn't have like Grit, Get TV, Bounce, Laff, METV, FETV,etc. Plus Dish has movie channels Direct doesn't carry. Some years back I compared Direct with Dish package prices. Direct was a hair more expensive, but not that much more. I was quite shocked to say the least. Now of course Direct does have more sports and I am sure that jacks up the price somewhat, but still Direct is high. If I was to go with Direct, to match the price, I would have to go down to one of their smallest packages. I did not see any $30-$40 packages with Direct at all. I know people around here that have the smaller Dish packages. I would never pay that for TV. Even with programming disputes and all, Dish still rocks.