I was under the impression that DirectTV offered local channels in HD without the need for an OTA when you sign up or their HD package.... However, last night while trying to do just that, they had an option to sign up for an OTA for local channels for an additional cost of $49.00. I exited out of the sign up at that point since that was not what I was expecting. And I didn't want to take the chance of getting locked into something I didn't want and not being able to get out of it. Guess I'll have to call them today and find out what's going on. A friend told me you needed to have that ota with DirectTV and DishTV, but that was not the information I have. Geez, I hate it when there is so much conflicting information going around. Makes you wonder how anything gets done. Well I'll let you guys know how I make out.