This is from the Q & A section of a monthly Cox Cable New Orleans e-mail newsletter titled Digital Dialogue. I use their broadband service which is actually quite good as compared to their horrid cable TV service. I find it amusing how they use truths, sort-of truths, exxagerations and outright disinformation in this. "I’ve seen some television commercials lately that say satellite offers significantly more high definition channels than cable. Is this true? Satellite providers may boast large numbers of high-definition (HD) channels, but they are misleading consumers with their calculation of total channels. Here’s how: They count part-time channels with only a few hours per week (or year) of programming available. They add in the total number of regional sports networks offered across the country (channels that are not available to consumers beyond the regions in which the local teams play). They include pay-per-view channels and channels requiring a monthly subscription fee. They even count alternate coast feeds of premium channels like HBO and Showtime. Individual subscription sports packages total as many as 15 HD channels per package – even though they may only be airing content for 5 percent of the time. Premium channels like HBO cost as much as $13 more per month on top of the monthly HD fee that’s as high as $20. Cox will have the most popular HD channels that consumers will want to see as they become available in high definition. And Cox offers a great quality HD picture – better than satellite according to a recent study where satellite TV customers agreed that the cable HD picture was best. Additionally, Cox will soon launch HD Movies On DEMAND* – bringing you a library of hi-def movies to access whenever you want. Satellite TV can’t match that, so don’t believe the hype! Trust Cox for the best high-definition experience available. *where available"