Nice to be in an area where you have a choice. We poor unfortunates in Des Moines can't sympathize with your embarrassment of riches. We have a choice of DirecTV and DISH. No Time Warner, Comcast, Brighthouse, FIOS or U-Verse, nor will we ever have them. What we have is Mediacom, which offers 16 HD channels and no sports packages (no MLBEI, NBA League Pass, etc.). Programming costs for Digital tier with DVR and 3 additional outlets exceed what I'm paying for comparable service with DirecTV (Choice Ultimate). So you might want to kwitcherbitchin.