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Re: Have to respect Ergen!
Huh? Many cable companies and both satellite companies already have created lower cost "family friendly" tiers of television. Stick with the SD formats for satellite and no DVR and the cost is less than the HD and DVR options. Many cable companies are doing similar things. The problem is that even these budget offerings may contain too many commercials, mediocre content, or both. The customers are still leaving. One problem is that those $30/month advertised deals turn out to be $45/month, or more, averaged over the life of the 2 year contract. A dollar a day, with all taxes, fees, tariffs, and other charges included, is about the maximum many cable customers want to pay over the 2 year contract time frame.