Not sure if there's any Minnesota members who may be able to answer this for me. I did a search and didn't come across anything quite this specific. I currently reside in Eden Prairie. The apartment complex I live in does allow for DSS. I'll be moving in approx. 3 weeks to a larger two bedroom apartment... and conveniently enough, I'll actually be facing the correct way to allow for the use of DSS, if I so choose. I've currently got Time Warner cable. Just basic service. Nothing extravagant. I do watch television. Of course, now with Time Warner's digital cable offering, my curiosity has the best of me. I just can't justify the cost of it. When I do, I begin contemplating DSS. Questions: What is the monthly cost comparison between DSS and Digital Cable? I realize I would have to buy the equipment for DSS. I don't *yet* have an HDTV so that's not too large of an idea. Of course, I'd have to keep that upgrade in mind, as well. I've heard that Digital Cable, so to speak, is nothing more than "regular" cable television with a fancy on-screen guide. True? I'm not keen on paying $45-$50 per month if the quality of programming is no better. I feel by paying this much in DSS each month, I'd surely see better quality programming, right? (please say 'yes') Anyone who has either or who might be able to chime in with any other input is greatly appreciated. mahalo! Scott.