Hi! We have a so-called HD TV Trek external antenna which is attached to our dish. Once the signal comes in to the house it is split into TV and dish signal. TV signal goes into the VCR, into the TV coax in, gets looped out and into the HDTV input. Perhaps a simple question but...the OTA signal is at best bloody aweful, but it's our only option currently to be able to record broadcast shows. The HD signal is absolutely brilliant (although this is somewhat weather dependant). So here's the q...why is the OTA broadcast so damned bad with maybe 1-2 sweet channels and the HDef signal near perfect on every chanel? Is there any way to record those HD chanels as SD with the VCR? As info we have a Mitsu Diamond series high def rear projection TV with built in HD tuner. Thanks!