What concerns me the most about DTV is their contract, and customer deception. Also, it seems that if you do not have a service contract with them, and a receiver has a problem, very, very common, they charge you $20. and send you an old rev. refurb that sometimes looks a bit trashed. The only real advantage to DTV is the FOOTBALL! package. Otherwise, Comcast will deliver a less video compressed picture and a broader selection of on-demand not to mention more HD channels. Also most of the time there is no contract and you can wheel and deal with them to wave installation. The most recent hot deal is the one I have that was a one year contract. 22 Meg HSI for $29.95 a month, 1 HD dual tuner DVR (free), Digital prefereed/expanded, HBO for 12 months free + a secon HD non DVR box for $59./month with taxes the whole thing comes to $93. a month. I am a low voltage systems integrator and as long as you can get the Motorola 3400 series box can easily say that the picture quality on Comcast is better.
"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'"
-Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer