By the way, if you happen to pay for the Protection Plan ($5.99 a month), it is going up to $7.99 a month.

But there is a sweetener for that $2 increase. Among other newly included features, FREE upgrades will now be offered for each receiver in your home that is no longer under it's 2 year agreement.

It's a huge bonus for someone like me that has 4 DVR's, all of which are all at least 3 years old, that I can now upgrade to the newer/faster models at no charge.