Right now, I'm running E* and VOOM and Adelphia
1. E* has best compression factor for HD ... that is, best HD pictures, though VOOM is a close second, Adelphia is last.
2. E* has the worst SD pictures, by far, very soft, etc. Adelphia SD analog is fair, their SD digital is great. VOOM SD is pretty darn good (MUCH better than dish), if ... you use 480p for SD.
3. VOOM has TONS of HD: HBO, Cinemax, The Movie Channel, Starz, Showtime; all except TMC has EAST and WEST. Plus, the variable proprietary channels.
4. All but VOOM has some SD critical channels like ESPN (coming soon, though) and Fox news, etc. (coming?)
5. Only E* offers PVR, so far. Adelphia and VOOM say one is coming.
I am getting fairly spoiled to sooo much HD. I don't know if I can pull the plug on VOOM. The other two only have a small smattering of HD, and sometimes some of them are not doing HD at a given moment. It will all depend on final package as seen at the end of March.