I wanted to just affirm to me and others why I have D* versus C* (Comcast to the uninitiated). I am visiting some family in the Seattle area for the next 4 days and my brother in law has the same Panasonic Plasma I have in Portland. We were watching a show that I watch and I noticed more image distortion, artifacting and general quality issues versus what I see with D*. I know D* is not perfect either but I can see a noticable quality difference between the shows we watched over the last few days in HD from Comcast versus Directv. Also the standard definition quality looked very poor also. If I have my choice it would be D* (If I can have it where I live) or FIOS is I have no other option.