Cable varies greatly from area to area. My area it's pretty darn good for HD channel lineup and picture quality. Its the stupid DVR software they use keeps me far away though. Yeah DIY, H2 and BBCA in HD would be nice but I'd rather have multi room DVR along with a nice HD UI with Pandora, YouTube, TVApps, iPad app streaming and control, HBOGo and DVR programming from the web. Our local cable doesn't offer any of those additional features that I use.