Since I don't live in central Jersey (though I grew up in Elizabeth) I'm at the mercy of Comcast in CT.
Micro -- Thanks for the explanation. The biggest difference: from what you show, you would pay $100 for premium channels on top of the $76 "preferred" package programming charge, for a programming total of $176. In my area they have a "digital premier" package for $129 which includes all of the premium channels along with all the channels in the "preferred plus" package. That's a $46 savings over what you'd pay right there.
With the $45 for the HD-DVRs, you would pay about $175 per month for Comcast in my area.
Compare that to DirecTV Premier package ($110) with HD (+$10), DVR fee (+$6) and 2 additional receivers (+$10), and you're at about $135. So the difference for your set-up in my area is only about $40, not $92.
We don’t have FiOS in my area. I don’t like the limitations on U-vers hardware.
I like what I have now and it’s the most economical way to get what I want.
BTW, it's $132.94 because I don't have Premier(no sports package). At any rate I still wouldn't pay $40 more for service.
By your accounting I would still be paying more with Comcast even if I only had one HD DVR so your assertion that someone would need like 10 HD DVRs for it to be more is a little off.
Edited by Mike Bertelson, 23 February 2009 - 06:02 AM.