I just received a email from Direct regarding the 2011 season. They told me that they will not start charging customers until the lockout is settled. The renewal is 6 payments of 53.99 (324). I'm not sure what it was last year, but I'm sure it went up a little. There was a rumor about 5 months ago (ish), that it was going up to 399, but that's not true. If you wish to renew, I would suggest calling Directv and ASK, for a discount. Directv has always been good to me and I've never once paid full price, just like others. Just a heads up!