That extra money for the hi-def package is worth every penny you pay for it. you should have discovery h.d. theater, t.n.t. h.d. net, h.d.net movies,e.s.p.n Also order the VOOM package if they offer it for usually $5.00 extra, I also would check out either dish network and direct t.v. Dish usually offers more h.d. channels and should cost you less I find that the dish network gives me awsome picture quality good luck stewee
I recently purchased a HDTV. When I called my cable company to begin receiving HD signals I was told that I first needed to rent a special cable box for $10/month to decode the HD signal, even though my TV already has an ATSC tuner. Having the box will allow me to watch CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, and PBS in high-def, but to receive ESPN, HDNET, and Discovery in high definition I would need to spend an additional $8/month. So that's an additional $18/month just to receive HDTV.
But in theory, aren't all TV signals supposed to be high definition in the near future? In which case, how much longer can the cable companies keep charging for something that's going to be the status quo in just a few years?
By the way, I live in NYC, does anyone happen to know which cable company provides the most value in HD content in this area?