While I sometimes critical of TWC, I also have some praise for them.TW3 (channel 0003 or 0585)
: This channel shows live local sports, such as high school football, Siena basketball, and most importantly
: Syracuse University basketball and football.TW9 (channel 0009 or 0509)
: Local news 24/7/365WNOW (channel 0510)
: Local weather 24/7/365.On-Demand and iControl channels & movies (channels 1000 to 1090)
: Viewers can get help, movies, channels 24/7/365.
That being said, I still think the $$$ they charge is outrageous. However, the local sports are important to me. I could pay over $100 for the ESPN Full Court NCAA basketball package in order to see all the SU basketball games, but TWC has put the SU games on TW3 for FREE the last three or four years (at least the ones not on ESPN, CBS, ABC, etc.). I'm a SU alum.
I have moved up from a 3100HD box to a 3250HD, to a 8000HD DVR, to a 8300HD DVR within the past 12 months. Granted, there were additional service charges for the DVR's, but if I bought the hardware for a satellite provider 12 months ago, I would be forced to buy new equipment when I wanted to upgrade.
I've only got one HDTV and it's in my family room. However, I have TV's in my bedroom, pool house, garage, kitchen, exercise room, and my daughter's play room. These other TV's are just cable-ready TV's. My point is that I would have to purchase satellite receivers for each of these locations if I went to satellite.
While I'll be the first to let TWC know that I don't feel that I'm getting my money's worth or complain about the lack of HD channels, I'm generally pleased with the service.
...at least until something better is offered.