O.k., I'm getting ready to take the plunge on an HDTV satellite system and need the distinctions between Dish Network and Direct TV drawn. My impressions from reading the posts is that Dish has the edge at the moment, with a wider selection of HD content. What about the systems themselves? What's the least I am looking at paying for a single unit (and what's the most I could pay if I wanted to)? Which receivers are favored more and why? I'm also confused about the OTA capabilities. I live smack dab in the middle of an urban area that has at least one station broadcasting in HD (the NBC affiliate, and I'm not a Leno man so that content would not be a loss if I didn't get it). Can I just get a set-top digital antenna and hook it up to the satellite receiver or does there have to actually be an antenna mounted on the roof to receive OTA broadcasts? I have generally been able to receive local analog signals fairly cleanly (with some occasional tweaking) with a little Terk jobbie. Sort of a moot point at the moment if I chose to go with the Dish b/c they simulcast CBS's HD shows, e.g., The Masters. Thanks for the input!