Advertisements When some of us originally subscribed to DirecTV you could purchase your equipment and pay $29.95 or $39.95 a month for an excellent lineup of channels with no commitments and quality unavailable virtually anywhere else. The expense was easy to justify. Today the average bill is close to $100. Cable has in most cases closed the gap in quality and there are other options for content. With my cable/internet bundle I can roll in the cost of TiVo amortize my S3 purchase over 3 years and still be paying less than with DirecTV and separate internet. The TiVolution will not be broadcast via satellite.