That's some nice grandfathered pricing you've got there. I used to have the same, years ago. But you don't have MRV ($3) like I did, or HD apparently ($10), bringing it up to $41. Free HD on DirecTV is hard to get these days. I must call and argue/threaten/beg every 6 months or so to keep free HD on my parent's account. New subs can't get your deal at all anymore. With DTV, it's a $25 advanced receiver fee for the first DVR plus $6 each additional for a grand total of $43. New subs might get a $10/month discount the first year. My cable company charges $20 DVR service plus $5 for every room for a grand total of $40. Dish's cost is similar for a couple of Hoppers and Joeys, but HD is free, with no hassles, so they're the cheapest of all.really ?
you have no premium services ? just SD ?
no cable boxes ?
have 4 DTV dvrs cost $28= $ 10 dvr services + 3x $6 for the extra dvrs no cost for the 1
My package is about equivalent to DTV Xtra. I have 120 something HD channels. I don't watch SD. I don't have HBO, SHO, etc. I could add them for around $20. Sports package prices are similar to satellite. Either my cable company has no HD fee or they have included it in the package price. I have no cable boxes because I supply my own: One HTPC with a 4 tuner Ceton card plus 3 Ceton Echos on my other TVs. That's about equivalent to a Genie plus 3 C31's.
So I have more HD than I ever had with satellite, whole home DVR functionality, and am indeed saving about $40 in fees. I had DirecTV for many years, Dish for a few and cable before that. I really liked satellite, and if price was not a concern, I'd still have it. But the cost savings from using my own hardware is just to great to ignore.