I was thinking the same thing. This is just a hint at what they plan on doing with duo tuner fees down the road. Plus now the hopper system wll be their baby, don't expect a whole lot of improvements on the vip unitsSadly, charging $7 for the first Joey makes it more likely that Dish will charge $7 for the second tuner iin a dual tuner box in the future. If that happens, then I'll either trade in my 722K for two 211K's and add EHD's to each of them or just switch providers. We would rather cut pay-tv costs and not add to them. This is a major reason why I'm so disappointed in these fees. $4 for converting a SD output to HD is doable. $11 isn't. We'll see what Dish has in store in terms of price increases in 2013. I won't leave because of a price increase. Everyone raises prices and I can always lower my package. But if it's stupidly high, then we will look hard at what's available elsewhere.