Here's what I want/hope tp accomplish. I presently receive locals via ota & dish. Supposedly, all of the locals are broadcasting at least a digital signal, with some hdtv in prime time. Presently, I have an older 36" direct view tv with very limited inputs. I want to purchase a stb for local ota only that will allow me to receive the digital signals and will connect to my tv via a single cable (can't think of the proper term) instead of composite or s-video. I keep reading about signal disruptions in digital or hd form. Is that true? The analog signals I receive now are generally very good. The new digital/hd towers are in the same location as most of the analog ones, so does that mean that I will be able to receive the digital signals without any problem. If I am able to receive the digital signals, will the audio be in 5.1 or is that only for hd broadcasts? Finally, the stb needs to be black. That will keep the wife happy since it would match the other components.