I used to be a Comcast Digital subscriber (thanks to you guys I jumped off that fence) and the only time I could notice that the signal was digital (I mean that in a good and a bad PQ way) was when it would go into these "burping" fits, where the image would tear annoyingly throughout a program for whatever reason. With DBS (specifically DirecTV) the PQ is great but at times, fades, dark areas, etc... you can notice compression artifacts. The PQ on DirecTV is in my opinion still superior... Anyway, to my question... As more channels need to be added, how is DirecTV (of course Dish as well) going to address this? Is the pending merger what they're hoping to alleviate the bandwidth with more sats, or do they have side contingentcies? Right now mini-sats are a great value, and best of class... but cable companies are catching up fast. Comcast just introduced their "On-Demand" which has VCR like features, and of course they have their surperior broadband service (low end DSL is too slow for too much $$$) throw in those features with package discounts and sats will start having problems... If the PQ issue isn't an issue anymore, or now works in the favor of cable, what does sat companies have up their sleeve to stay ahead? Any thoughts on all of this?