I've owned six DirecTV TiVo-based DVR's (four SD, two HD) over the years. When I moved into a new home a couple months ago, I decided to skip the HUGE headache of getting yet another DirecTV dish installed (fourth home in four years). I've previously had AWFUL experiences with DirecTV's (contract) installers. Add to that DirecTV's lack of some key HD locals in my market and their insistence that I spend ANOTHER $600 to replace my less-than-two-year-old HD DVR's to get the few locals the have with their inferior (non-Tivo) MPEG-4 replacement and I was done with them. I'd been a (satisfied) Bright House High-Speed Internet customer for several years. So, after reading several reviews, I decided to give Bright House and their Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD a shot. Wow. I new TiVo was good, but talk about a night and day difference (I know I'm preaching to the choir). My wife complained about the Bright House DVR almost daily. So, I finally broke down and bought a new TiVo HD last Friday (the Friday before Labor Day). When I brought it home, I didn't tell her what I'd done. I just hooked it up. She said "what could you possibly add to the TV now?!?" Instead of responding, I just turned the TV on and pressed the TiVo button on the remote. She actually hugged the TV and said "my long lost friend is back!!!!!". Now that I had the all-important wife-approval, I began the HD installation process. All I had so far was the analog channels. At least it was TiVo. I called Bright House. Amazingly, they knew about the TiVo HD's and even knew that I needed two CableCards. They scheduled someone to come out "between 9 and 1" on Wednesday (five days later). On Wednesday, the Bright House installer showed up at about 10:00. He had four CableCards with him. This was the same guy that had installed my DVR's a couple months back. He'd been "ok" on the previous visit, but not great. Everything except the TV remote codes worked when he left and it only took me about 10 minutes to clean up the mess of cable trimmings he left in my yard and garage. This visit didn't start as promisingly. He said "this is my first CableCard install". That proved obvious pretty quickly. Despite handing him the installation guide that came with the TiVo, he was pretty much befuddled. Over the course of the next two hours, he called the Bright House office at least half a dozen times and talked to a multitude of confused people. The one he talked to most of that time also said that he had never installed a CableCard before. By the time the installer left, he'd tried all four cards, gotten one to work, but never two. He finally gave up and left telling me to call Bright House and schedule a "trouble" appointment. At that point I was back to analog only on the TiVo. So I called Bright House to schedule a second appointment. This one was for Saturday morning between 10 and noon (eight days after my purchase). This guy showed up at 11:50. He brought seven CableCards. He said that he brought every CableCard in the office. How scary is that? He actually appeared to know what he was doing. He wound up trying three cards to get two working ones, but he clearly had a handle on how the process worked from a practical standpoint. An hour later, he had everything working. The bottom line is that the process was MUCH harder than it needed to be, and took far too much time and too much involvement on my part, BUT, the end result was worth it. My wife is ecstatic and it is working perfectly so far. Well worth the money and time. In the end, this was about what I expected. Mi\y wife is already asking when I'm going to replace the other Bright House DVR's with TiVo's.