I have had my DirecTv service for about a year and are, for the most part, satisfied with the service. We do have a slight problem in bad weather with losing the signal, but not very often. We have the CHOICE Monthly package which is $37.74 a month with tax. We get over 200 channels with this package, but none of the HBO or Showtime type of channels. We also are getting our local channels without additional cost, but it did require us to have an additional satellite dish on our roof. We also have pay per view movies that we can order right from our remote and our usually only $3.99 for all day. We have older TV's that will not be compatible for the new digital signal that is going into effect in Feb 2009. But the DirecTv receiver will convert the signal, so we will not have to have another box in order for our TV to work.