Originally posted by rbird
I'm interested to find out how Cox's service looks. I don't care for their television service at all (their analog channels have HORRIBLE picture quality). All you guys who are looking for more HD programming might want to look at Dish Network. As far as I can tell, you can order their HD Pack without any other programming (just a $5 service fee, unlike DirecTV who makes you order their mega package just to get HD).
I dunno where you ge the idea that D* makes you carry their mega package, which I assume you mean Total Choice Premier.. You can have the HD package on ANY of their programming packages.. including regular Total Choice..
As for COX HD.. while in Norther VA I had the COX HD stuff with all the progamming i have now (hbo showtime premiums) .. and it was MUCH more expensive.. not all the COX pricing is the same.. but you HAD to have digital service.. (or at least digitial gateway a 5$ charge) they let you rent the box from them.. although at one point they tried to chang eit where you had to buy one from Best buy.. after complaints or whatever they stopped that it seems.. You got the locals for free.. (which at the time was only ABC and NBC) you got the HBOHD and SHOWHD if you carried those packages.. then ESPN and DSCVRY were about 6.50$ a peice.
The box fee was 11.95$ or so a month.. and they charged a 100$ non-waivable fee for instalation.. at that time.
The quality was just as good as OTA and D* have ever been for me.
In the end.. I'm very happy buying my Hughes HD D* box.. and as soon as I get out of the house, move my antenna and run a line to my multiswitch from my antenna I'll be dropping the 13$ cox is charging me for just locals.