As far as Charter is concerned, I think they are the worst Cable company on the planet! They never keep their word about the bill! They keep changing the cable tv portion of my bill, and I have to speak to customer service every month. I bought my own cable modem and They kept charging me 5 dollars for a modem lease for 3 months!! Each month I had to call them and give them the order number for the returned modem!!
I have bundled service (cable-internet-phone). Charter also has now moved more channels to their digital tier, to force you to pay extra for one of their boxes. They have moved a Public Broadcast Station PBA30 to digital, trying to force a rental of their equipment, Bastards!!!
But if you have a new tv with a QAM digital cable tuner, you can receive many of their channels that you have to use one of their boxes for.
You can also receive all the music channels!!!