Advertisements So I've been mulling over my situation, but I'm a bit all over the place right now. I'm a long-time TiVo user and I've also been on a Comcast internet/TV plan that was a great deal for a while, but the promo price ended a while back, combined with them steadily increasing rates. The plan I have used to be called "Blast! Plus" (if I remember correctly) and I think it was originally 150Mbps download speeds, along with an odd cable package that provided *almost* every channel that I cared about, but lacked a few big ones (ESPN, HGTV, and Food Network). At one point it cost me about $85, after taxes, and now I'm paying about $137. They did increase my internet speeds over time, so I'm actually on their 300Mbps download speed internet tier, but the channel lineup has stayed the same. So, every so often, I'd have a need to watch an NFL game on ESPN, and would sign up for whatever Sling's cheapest plan with ESPN is. Then I'd try to remember to cancel my Sling plan. Recently I checked out Comcast's website while I wasn't logged in, and of course there are several promotional plans being offered. When I'm logged in, though, there's only one plan being offered to me: $119.99/month for 600Mbps download speed, 219+ channels (includes the ones I mentioned that I'd like), as well as Starz, Showtime, and EPIX (I don't care about the latter two, but my wife does like Outlander on Starz). It also includes Netflix, which I have a subscription to, so if the bundle saves me some money on that, that would be nice. And it includes phone service that I absolutely have no desire for (I have an Ooma with unlimited calling, but I don't even use that often, and instead just use my cell phone when I'm home and need to make a call). It requires a 2-year commitment. That promo isn't bad, except it doesn't include all of the hidden fees (e.g., broadcast fee, regional sports fee), so I believe the final price after fees and taxes would be over $150. I tried asking a chat rep if it could be upgraded to Gigabit internet, and he ended up quoting me a price that was about $50 more than the total price he quoted me for the promo plan I listed above, which included even more channels (that I don't care about), whereas upgrading from 600Mbps to Gigabit should be like a $5 upgrade according to their pricing card. Speaking of the pricing card...when I'm logged into my account, I can view/download a PDF of that pricing card, but if I try to change my plan, it only shows me that one promo plan, and doesn't really give me the ability to choose anything I want from the pricing card, which seems ridiculous. The chat reps are also slow to respond and I've found negotiating with them to be useless...in the end, they tell me to call their 800 number to speak to someone to negotiate more. My wife and I both work from home, so upgrading to the Gigabit plan seems like it would be nice, mainly due to the improved upload speed (35Mbps vs the 10Mbps I usually see today with a SpeedTest - I notice, though, that my 300Mbps plan is only listed to offer a 5Mbps upload speed on Comcast's site). But, truth be told, if I couldn't get the Gigabit plan and had to make due with something even as "slow" as their 200Mbps tier, that probably wouldn't be a problem. One of the few things that does seem to be in my favor is that I'm in CT, which is apparently one of the few states that they don't impose their 1TB/month data cap (I've seen some months where we're upwards of 750Mbps, so that would concern me). After getting upset with wasting several hours across several days trying to negotiate with Comcast, I then started thinking about getting *just* their Gigabit internet service, which would cost me $108/month + tax (and maybe some fees?). I would opt to buy my own modem (and possibly temporarily live with the one I already own which I understand would cap out well shy of Gigabit speeds). But then I'd need to get something like YouTube TV at $50/month. So, if the final price is going to be slightly cheaper with the Comcast TV/Internet bundle, then I'm thinking that I'm probably crazy to do that. That said, there's a part of me that thinks I might prefer aspects of having YouTube TV vs TiVo, primarily because it would allow me to have my TV stay on a single input (Apple TV or Fire TV), versus having to swap between my TiVo and my Apple TV, depending on what I want to watch. But it's not like that's hard to do with my Harmony remote. I'll just add that I own my own TiVo Roamio (Living Room) and a single TiVo Mini (Master Bedroom). On occasion, my wife will stream something on the Apple TV in her office/craftroom, and my daughter (who is in college, so not home much) will do the same in her bedroom. I've also got a couple of extra 4K Fire TV sticks that I don't use much, but have considered using as my #1 input now that they have access to the Apple TV app and can show my Wyze cams (but I don't really need to see my Wyze cams when I'm home, so that's not a big deal). Anyway, feel free to react to anything I've posted above, but I'm especially interested in the following: 1) Anyone here an existing Comcast customer who has a semi-recent success story they can share about negotiating a "new customer" promo or even just negotiating *anything* from them? 2) Any opinions/perspectives regarding the Internet-only w/YouTube TV versus Comcast TV + Internet approach?