So we've had a few storms pass through, and my dish cut out. I have an ota antenna connected to the receiver, so I thought I would be okay to watch local broadcasts. Well, no. I was on Comedy Central when it went out, and the receiver kept searching for the signal. I had to wait for it to complete the search, and finally hit the channel down button rapidly to get to local channels and watch local tv. That worked for about five minutes...but then the receiver started searching for a connection again, even though I was watching local channels. Does anyone have a workaround for this, or a way to disable this constant searching? I realize I could put a splitter on the antenna and connect directly to my tv, but if I did that I wouldn't be able to record the show, and I need the receiver to convert to hdtv.