I have direct tv and really haven't payed alot ot attention to the billing other then I pay it every month. That said I have Pegasus service because I guess that is who we have to go through to get Direct TV, here is what I pay: Total Choice = $36.99 Local Chann = $ 5.99 Total Choice Royalty = $1.50 (what the heck is this) So that means I pay $44.48 per month for Total Choice + local channels. Now you go on Direct TV's site and it says that Total Choice including local channels is only $38.99 per month!!! That means I am getting nail for an extra $5.49 a month that I could be putting toward more programing, like HDTV. But I guess that my area is not "serviced" by Direct TV and I have to go through Pegasus, what a crock!!!!! It all comes out of the same sat in the sky. OK now it gets even better. I want HDTV, I call up Pegasus to ask about the $399 deal that Direct TV adverstises and to find out about the $99 deal to existing customers that I have read about on many board. Well would you believe that they told me to go to Best Buy or somewhere and buy the HDTV reciever and dish then they would be "glad" to sign me up. They offer no deals and don't honor any of the Direct TV adds. So I call Direct TV and they basically said to bad that they can't sell direct to me. So I guess their are 2 classes of Direct TV customers and I am in the "we don't care about them" class.