To partially answer for him, in Anne Arundel County we have the choice of Millennium or Comcast. My own choice to continue to stick with Millennium even while they haven't offered HD until now is because Millennium is a small company with responsive employees who offer good customer service. The channel offerings (again, leaving HD out of the equation) are pretty much identical, yet a digital cable package with Millennium's full channel offerings including all premium channels PLUS cable modem service is about $110 month - about $50 cheaper than Comcast. But even if the price was higher for Millennium, I still would not go with Comcast because of their HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE customer service, the *3* different occasions over the last four years that they have ripped up my Millennium feed because "someone" told them that I wanted Comcast (the same thing has happened to my neighbor twice) and the weekly sales calls that went on for months despite repeatedly telling them to put me on their do-not-call list. They only stopped after complaints to the FCC and Anne Arundel Cable Commisioner.
So if Millennium is only rolling out 4 channels at launch of their HD service, that's fine with me.
Hmmm....I guess people have different experiences, for I am satisfied with the service and cost of service. They bugged me about signing up, but I would just hang up on them(Comcast). Though one day for whatever reason(My DTV subscription was about to end..could have been the factor) I decided to hear their offer and it was too sweet to pass up. Same service you stated but for a whole lot less....Though when they hike it up beyond $110 I'll go elsewhere....Cheers, Paul