I live in Medford and we have no locals and probably never will (too small of a market to warrant locals and not close enough to any other major markets). After 2 years of switching between antenna and satellite, I've just about had it. It also has made running signals through the receiver (HT) much more difficult ... and difficult to operate. And the OTA signal is often barely watchable. I looked up the broadcast towers and, relative to my house, CBS & FOX are nearly overlaid AND 176 degrees out of phase with NBC & ABC, which are nearly overlaid. You can nearly draw a perfectly straight line that intersects all 5 points with my house in the middle, equidistance (~35 miles) from all stations. The result is that there is no universal antenna position. I've tried everything: large roof mount antennas, circular dish mount antennas, side-of-house mounts, in-line amplifiers, diplexed lines, non-diplexed lines and nothing works as well as the rabbit ears that came with my 1984 19" TV inside my house. The laws of physics don't exist on my roof. Finally, the video quality of DISH is getting so bad -- pixelation is horrible on moving pictures (esp. during sports -- e.g., look at the field behind the football player). On top of that, we pay $5 extra for the other box and $5 extra for NBC (the only network to grant a waiver). With digital cable, I get the networks without having to switch between tuners, HT setup & operation is easier, and I don't lose any channels. It costs a bit more, but I also get a break on the internet service, which I'm going to get anyway. Does anyone have any experiences with Charter? I had Adelphia back when I lived in Virginia (1996-2000), so I already know about the general atrocities of cable companies (poor customer support, cable outages, etc.). Thanks.