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Yup. Charter is so far behind in terms of quality of HD picture, and old equipment. AND more expensive!
DirecTV's equipment is YEARS ahead and alot more sophisticated(even more advanced than DISH imho) EVEN in year two, Directv is STILL cheaper than the similar package Charter offers.
I do give Charter credit for HSI though. We do live outside the city limits here, and charter was the only carrier who stepped up and provided us internet (and not some crappy DSL 1.5 like AT&T offered later on).