So, I'm in VT. We have very few cable and internet providers in the area, so I've been with Comcast for years as I split the signal in my house and run the lines to 5 TVs without using a cable box. Through this set up I get 72 channels, and also the local stations in HD (through the Clear QAM tuner on the TV). For HBO I have to power on the one box I do have from them. Over the last few months in New England, Comcast has been converting to an all digital network (like the national move done in 2009). They're offering 2 free digital converter boxes, and any more cost users $2/mo to rent. Just last night they started pulling shows from the analog feed and making them no longer available without a set top box. I stopped in the store today to see if I could convince them to offer me more boxes for free to cover the loss of service to the additional TVs I have in the house, and was promptly shot down. I argued that currently I am unable to watch all the channels I pay for on all the TVs I own without having to pay additional monthly fees to keep the service going. Again, I was told to go pound sand. Now, here are the things that are really bothering me about this situation: -With this switch over I lose all the local HD channels I get locally (ABC, NBC, PBS, Fox). As I learned after talking to the FCC (yeah, I called them too) is that a cable provider only has to to provide local channels if they provide analog service. This switch over cuts that requirement and if I want those HD channels, I have to rent an HD cable box for $9/mo (per box keep in mind). -I currently get one cable box free (non-HD) and have 2 other converter boxes they are giving to their customers. If I get an HD box on top of those other three, I then have to pay $9 for the HD box and the other box I have (the one that was free) from then on. So, to get the HD channels I get now, but will lose in the next week, I have to pay MORE money. Even if I went with an OTA antenna to pick up my local HD channels, I'd have to split the line to the TV as (most) TVs only have one coaxial input. Additionally, what's the point of these NTSC/ATSC/QAM digital tuners being built into TVs (I know for OTA, but has the QAM tuner pretty much lost all funtionality?). -Even with the basic digital converter boxes they gave me, I now have to power a secondary device and use two remote controls on every TV. -And if I wanted to drop cable TV from the package and just keep internet, internet jumps to almost $90/mo, making it more expensive for me to go with DirectTV and keep internet with Comcast due to the lack of providers in the area. I'm completely sick over the fact that I have no real recourse other than to either deal with it, drop everything all together and get DSL for internet, or pay more money to maintain the services I already have. Anyone else in New England going/gone through this? And yes, this has nothing to do with the AppleTV community, but thought you guys would be the right crew to understand my frustration. Apologies to all that get annoyed with the post.