No, because Charter charges out the ass now for HBO and Showtime. They're no longer in the movie tier, you can't even choose just HBO or Showtime as the 1 tier you get with their digital cable specials.
10 bucks a month I believe, and all you get is the HBO package of what, 5 channels? Same with Showtime. You get the HD version if you have HD service, but jeez.
I got us on a special for DC and Cable internet for 80 bucks, it's 10 bucks more for just the 4 networks in HD. Another 10 bucks to get just the HBO channels, even if I get them in HD? ANOTHER 10 to get Showtime. 7 more bucks, to get the HD tier?
Shoot it's 17 bucks for HD service and the HD tier, and the only channels you get you don't already have in non-HD are HDNet+Movies, and sort of Discovery HD Theater. Oh, Universal HD? lol.
God they are such a ripoff. It's a friggin crime that there aren't other cable companies in the same areas. It's a monopoly and there ought to be anti-trust laws against it. I wish we had the choice between Charter/Comcast, or Charter/Comcast/Time Warner, and they actually had to compete.
We'd be getting some real HD service then, and some good prices to boot.