The price increase started March 1, the total choice plus went from 37.99 to 39.99 and if you had the locals it went from 39.99 to 43.99. I can not wait until they have the Tulsa locals so I can give my DirecTivo's a real workout. The first price you had was for the total choice package and the second was for the total choice plus. Directv had to raise their rates 1 month after Dish Network had raised their rates kinda like the local gas stations trying to follow each others prices.
How much is too much for DirecTV? I remember the days when I first got it that I was paying about $50 in 1997. Now, not counting NBA Ticket, I'm paying close to $90/month. Three receivers, HBO, HD package, $43 Total Choice with Locals, All the Network East Coast + West Coast. Man this is adding up! I think what will really start pissing people off is the HD rates. I get something like 7 HBO channels, yet I only watch the HD version of HBO now. So why can't I ditch the others for a $ discount? Not possible. Ok as more channels are offered in HD, its a cinch that DirecTv will charge for it, and make us keep paying for their non HD brothers as well.