D* over Comcast:
1. OTA stations that are not available w/Comcast are integrated in to the line up (WBZ-DT, GBX-x, SBK, LVI, PRI, etc.)
2. Sunday Ticket
Comcast over D*
3. No separate charge for ESPN-HD
4. Cable agreement that will provide a STB w/1394 in 2004
1. You don't have to give them your HD box for the $25/month credit any box will do. Better to buy a SD box on ebay for little money and sell the HD box there for more money.
2. They won't give you the $25/month credit if you are already a Comcast customer