I was following the Boycott MTV thread on CF, and was wondering (no this is NOT going to be a discussion of THAT) if it is possible for the cable/satellite companies to go completely "a la carte" with channels. DH says no, it's too expensive to set up, and it would raise prices for everyone. I feel that they already deal with pay-per-view, so why couldn't they still sell channels by quantity, but you could choose the 20 or 30 channels that you want, instead of the (truly laughable) 150 channels, many of which not only are just filler (QVC, HSN, etc.), but some are just silly (really, do you sit and "watch" your music channels?). Another thing that gripes me is that most of those stations you pay for do not have real programming on late at night (I really miss some of the older shows like Sha Na Na), but just infomercials. So, could they do "choose your 20,30,40 stations for x price" and charge the same rates, or not? I could understand locking you into your choices for a year (that is, for your regular choices). Would the FCC have to force them into it?