We only have time warner cable because our apartment landlord does not allow dish installed. I hate that they charge you so much for so few channels! Yes , the channels go up to over 500 but it's the same programs. Regular, HD and I don't know what else! Why would you want 3-4 formats of the same network that shows the same program and I can not see the difference in the picture quality. I hate it! I miss my direct TV with hundreds of DIFFERENT channels! Definitely moving next year to a place that allows satellite so I can go back to direct TV again!