I don't have a Digital Classic package listed in my area, so I can't tell what difference there may be. The difference may only be an introductory promotional rate for one. The only HD package is just the substitution of the HD box or HD DVR for the standard one -- you get whatever HD channels are available corresponding to the channels in your non-HD lineup.
(Edited to indicate that Classic is the package I can't see, rather than Starter.)
Message Edited by WarEagle57 on 04-23-2009 12:57 PM
I thought the same thing, but they are named different. Also the starter has a intro price for 29.99 for the 1st 6 months then goes up. The classic is a fixed price and doesnt go up! So im back to square 1.
Here in the Chicago area, there is a big difference. Digital Starter is little more than Standard (expanded basic), with a few extra digital channels (mainly broadcast subchannels), and OnDemand. Classic adds most all but the premiums, Sports/Entertainment, Spanish, and ethnic. It also includes the Encore channels.
Different areas may have different lineups. You may want to post what area you are in to see if somebody has a better list.