We just switched from Mediacom to D*... Were looking for more HD content and reliable equipment. If you go to Mediacom and want a DVR, consider establishing an account in person at a local office so you can be certain a DVR is available. They have a waiting list in most places, but if you're there establishing a new account, they'll probably give you one if they have it. Don't let them give you one of the Pace boxes, they're not reliable. The Moto boxes are ok, but lack some of the more minor functionality of the D* DVR. We'll keep Mediacom for internet, but in terms of television, Mediacom is dated and stale.