reply to eric_n_dfw
Re: It's the video quality that stopps me. I had the same issue with my TWC setup as well and I've dropped them for DTV. Your TWC issues maybe related to:
1. your connection to their trunk
2. Your STB may be on the fritz.
My HD STB simply was throwing up all over itself and we couldn't take it back because we had HD recordings on it we wanted to save and lifting them to SD just wouldn't cut it. Plus we're running low on funds and didn't have the cash to purchase HD PVR's to lift the recordings so we dumped TWC to DTV and the picture is awesome on my 50' Visio Plasma.
True, content is king and the media moguls don't want to pass it out on the net without raking in top dollar for advertising. Cable(DTV and FIOSTv incld) needs them and vice versa. They also don't want to be caught off guard like they were when broadband kicked off so they got a little help from Washington to get laws on the books to protect them.
The truth is that between Hulu, Netflix, torrents, if you don't mind being a little behind, you can cut the cord. If you want sports(which makes just a little less money than GOD) then you're gonna pay.