First off I have a Sony 36" XBR450 (I could not be happier with the TV). Cox Cable recently strung the new wires for digital cable here in Rhode Island and I took advantage of the first months digital for $1 and the first months 8-channel HBO for $1. Previously with analog, picture quality ranged from fantasic to so-so with the majority of the channels being good. I see this same thing with the new digital cable. I was hoping for more. I now plan on switching back to analog when my first month is up. Analog is approximately $40 per month with digital about $55 and digital with HBO about $65. I know that satellite is probably the way to go but we presently have five TV's hooked up and I live in a rural part of RI - I don't think I would have a direct view to the satellite without cutting down trees. Any comments from anyone else regarding differences in your cable reception between digital and analog?