Thanks for the information!
ughhh, I hate hearing that though....that the picture quality is less than that of DirecTV. Currently watching Saturday night live while doing this research, and the picture quality is sensational! I would hate to see it degrade. I understand the degradation is dependent on the TVs being used, but I think I'll see it way to easily, as I have a 71" 1080p TV in the living room, and a 110" 720p projector in the media room.
Cost is the primary and only driving force behind this move (or potential move). This move will save us $100 -even- a month! thats considerable...no thats huge! This from ditching DirecTV, AT&T local/long distance, and Timewarner cable internet service...3 seperate bills that total up to $100 more a month than the Uverse package we were quoted.
The move certainly buys us the convenience of the multi-room DVR, that will be nice versus only having it in the living room right now. From what I understand, the internet service will be better too (the rep was giving numbers that indicate it will be twice as fast...we'll see).
However, I really value my HD quality, and if its substantially worse, I might need to look at other alternatives to save some change...including Vonage like you mentioned.