Advertisements Comcast is wicked expensive no matter how you cut it, but it does pay to call them up and ask for a package deal. I have the Platinum package for $159.99/month. That gets me almost every cable channel they offer (including sports/music/HBO/Showtime/Cinemax/Starz/Movie Channel), high-speed internet, their digital phone service, and a Comcast DVR (my daughter likes the OnDemand stuff, so she uses it in her room). My 3 Tivo cable cards cost me another $6.95/month each (billed as "Additional Digital Outlets"). They also charge me a few dollars for the rental of the phone/cable modem. After all the taxes and fees, the total bill is around $190/month. And it would be well over $200/month if I hadn't called them up and requested the package deal! I am eagerly awaiting Fios in my town so we'll have some real competition. That should help me lower my costs substantially.