The installer arrived within the designated window 8am and midnight, just kidding, but anyhow the two digital settop boxes for the non hdtv were not on the order (another installer had to bring two) and the HD DVR was a used one, non phase III that turned out to be a bad box. Now, the analog channels were horrible. There is no guarantee that the box that will be brought to me today will be a phase III, but the good news is that Comcast will, starting this or next week, not have any more analog channels in my area, they are all going to be digital, so hopefully the box that they will bring will give me a good image so my wife does not kill me for not being able to watch the Shield on the big TV (the TVs with the digital set top boxes are fine).
I have to say, the HD programming looks fabulous on my TV. I am hooked and I only watched for a few hours.