ok, unlike most of you I'm not a satellite fanatic. I like to watch tv but I don't stress over signal strengths and stuff. Anyway. times have been tough, and I have to cut down on expenses. I currently have Directv (100 bucks a month for choice extra, HD extra) and about 100 bucks a month for my phone and internet through the phone company (3 mgs download speed on the internet). Time Warner here in Charlotte, NC, in my area anyway, is all fiber optic up to the outside of the house. They offer every channel Directv does plus about 10 others (HD, that is). Total cost will be $102 per month (including phone and internet at 10 megs download speed) vs. $200. I don't care about NFL Sunday Ticket or any other Directv exclusives. So, will I be satisfied with Time Warner? Remember, I'm not a Directv devotee, but neither would I go to Dish Network. This Time Warner deal seems on the surface to be superior to what I'm getting from Directv as far as number of HD channels (plus every SD channel that I get with Directv), plus the fiber optic network is a plus (most areas are still copper if I'm not mistaken). Oh, and I'm also not picky when it comes to DVR programming difficulty, or guide GUI's, etc. If anyone has had previous experience with TW in the Charlotte area please do give me some input.