Like other posters of this site, I have kept E* for the Superstations and two waivers but take my major service from D*. When I switched, I felt that the PQ was better on D* but was never able to directly compare the same channel. (I could get NASA on both services but felt that was not a fair comparison as often their PQ is at a minimum). It seems that for the Olympics E* has provided free of charge all of the NBC related channels ( CNBC, USA, Bravo). Thus I was able to do a comparison of both services on the same major network channel, both connected with S-video cable. The best picture was very clearly Directv. Especially on a close-up of a person talking, the E* signal showed digital artifacts and just did not look smooth and natural around the mouth. The D* signal was as good as a perfect analog antenna signal with no sign of pixilization. This makes me glad that I switched to D* for my major service, although I do applaud E* for providing WB and UPN which I would not be able to get any other way (except for a terrible cable signal).