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I currently have Time Warner Cable, and will be moving next week to a house served by Comcast. Cable is much easier to install, and you get a discount on the cable modem, so I'd rather stick with cable over satellite, I have seen DirecTV's digital compression, and can not stand it. Recently, the (literally 2 weeks ago) I noticed an improvement in the picture quality of the Analog cable stations with and without my digital box (I use ReplayTV 2 with boxes 1 just analog) I know that the digital stations will most likely look great, due to cable's higher bandwidth than satellite, but how are comcast's Analog channels? Also, does anyone know the usual cost of renting the digital boxes? Time Warner charges me $7 per box per month, plus $5 per month just to have more than 2 boxes, so total for 3 boxes is $26 a month (yikes!) would comcast be similar? Comcast's packages also seem to be $10-15 more expensive than Time Warner's equivalent, unless of course their box rental fees are less. I'd like to keep my bill around the same as it is now ($135 a month for Modem, 3 boxes, and most of the movie channels, HBO Cinemax and Showtime. I don't care too much about the promotions, because most places have similar deals, and im thinking long term. I'd also prefer cable due their no requirement for a year, DirecTV I know requires a year sub. Dish I think doesn't need one, but I've heard even worse things about their image quality. Basically all I want is to get the same quality picture (no HDTV yet) for roughly the same price. Anyone care to chime in? I'm not adverse to getting satellite, but it seems more of a hassle.