Thanks for the thorough and informative post. I wish there were more posts like this with the options with both pros and cons laid out concisely. I just got a 60xs955 sony lcd so I want to get programming now. I have only analog comcast cable with their broadband. It has been cheap this year at $54 month but that ends in Feb (1 yr promo). Now I am wondering what my best solution is. I have no land line (just cell) so if I get a satallite offering I have to get that too I think. Comcasts broadband is great but sbc yahoo dsl is an option too. I don't watch sports but mostly just learning channels. It would be nice to have something to record things so I can watch them when I want but not totally necessary. I can't spend a grand on an hd tivo. Getting some HD channels to enjoy the max from this tv would be nice and I get a couple now even with analog as they include some of the local broadcast ones over the line it seems. What are your recommendations for best bang for the buck?
I am also trying to figure out if the current tivo offering for $99 is worthwhile. Also I got a dish network promo with free activation, free install, no commitment, free hd receiver upgrade and 6 months of free hd programming, and a $49.99 credit on the first bill. I am wondering if I should take advantage of either of these before the month ends and they expire.