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If you have a Cable or Satellite provider for your TV, then I am sure you love getting your monthly bill each month and sending them you’re hard earned money. But have you ever sat down and really looked at your Cable TV Bill closely? You have probably glanced at it and noticed that there are about 15 mines items on each bill. Seems a little bit odd considering you only get cable and internet form them right? So what are all of those other lines items on your bill? These are what the Cable and Satellite companies call “Additional Services.” But you only get TV and Internet right? So what additional services are you paying for each and every month? Keep reading to find out. The first line item on your bill is probably your handy dandy TV bundle. This is your monthly cost for standard channels, basic channels, digital services and Channel Guide. Please keep in mind that this is usually your promotional package price. This line item is normally the one that goes up each and every year. Also keep in mind if you got a promotional offer for 12 or 24 months that this price is guaranteed to go up dramatically after that period of time is over. The second line item on your Cable or Satellite TV bill is usually your “Ultra Super Mega Turbo Lighting High Speed Broadband Internet.” This is the service that they call and send you fliers for trying to get you to upgrade for a nominally monthly charge of over $15. So that should sum up your bill right? That’s all you should be paying for right? Not exactly, the cable company needs to make a larger profit so they nickel and dime you to death so they can post record profits. But what else can they charge me for each month? I only get TV and Internet? Read on and I’ll tell you. HD Channels – You think your TV provider is giving you all of those great HD channels for free? Think again. You are probably paying an extra $8-15 extra per month for those HD channels. I bet you thought that was included in your bundle. Think again. HD Receiver – How do you receive those HD channels you are paying for each month? With a premium HD receiver of course.  What is premium about it? It’s premium because you pay an $8-15 premium for the privilege to use the cable company’s hardware necessary to receive their services. DVR – You’ve got your HD Channels, and your HD receiver but how are you going to record your favorite shows? With an upgraded Premium DVR Box courtesy of your cable or satellite TV provider of course. Your premium DVR HD Ultra Premium box will normally set you back $5-10 each month. Additional Boxes – You probably have more than one TV in your house. So how are you going to enjoy all of your HD channels on every...

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