Since finding out that Faux, err, I mean Fox, is broadcasting the SuperBowl in 480p Widescreen (EDTV), I have been trying to figure out how to get the best images on my HDTV for the party I'm having. I thought, what a great way to convince my buds to join me in this crazy hobby. So, I've been messing with my HDTV Receiver STB's settings to see what looked best but soon realized that it only supports 480i or 1080i output. After watching some Fox TV, broadcast in that same format as the superbowl, I decided that I didn't like what my Sony HD100 did to the signal when it upconverted it to 1080i... so I started searching for STBs that would pass a 480p signal unaltered. I found there are two units, the Samsung t150(OTA only) and the Panasonic HDS20(Direct TV and OTA). Research has revealed that the Samsung unit has some bugs which so far, the latest updates haven't solved. So, I started hunting for a Pani unit. After three stores, I found one... at Tweeter. These guys know me since I am in there at least once per week and I want them to succeed, so I always offer them my business. Usually, though they decline on the basis of price. Still, I have bought about $2K from them in the last 12 months of closeouts, demo units and items that I needed NOW. So, imagine my suprise when the manager said, I will sell it to you for $499. After catching my breath, I gasped YES SOLD! I came into the store with a price from Crazy Eddies for $467 but didn't even have to tell him about it. I was actually HAPPY that after all these years I was buying something from a Tweeter at their price, not mine. So, with credit card in hand I approached the counter where the manager had placed the unit after retrieving it from the back room. I noticed as I got closer that he had a paper on the counter next to the box... I thought... smiling internally, he should know better than to try to sell me an extended warranty on this piece. I walked up, expecting the pitch, handed him my CC, and he said: here is the contract that Direct TV makes you sign in order to buy this unit. I said WHAT? I don't want DTV. I am buying this for OTA HD only. He said sorry, DTV requires us to have you sign this agreement to sign up for service within 90 days or else they can charge you an additional $150. I said WHAT??? You don't understand I don't want to use this for DTV, only OTA. He said, it doesn't matter, as of Nov 1st, DTV is requiring you to sign up because of what folks are doing with the unused HU cards to steal service. I said, keep the damn HU card, I only want it for OTA. He said sorry, those are the rules. I said, Sorry, no sale. Now, wonder if Sears has a Samsung T150???