I have been pondering the idea of satellite for some time, but there are still two things holding me back. I am located in Independence/Broadview Heights in Ohio. My first concern is my HD coverage. I love my HD local channels and I am going to be stuck using an off air antenna...I am afraid I am going to have an eye sore in the middle of my room with an an antenna there to pick up my hd local channels. What kind of success can I have if I use one of those add ons to a direct tv satellite or if I try to hide an antenna in say a back room or attick? My second concern is disruption due to weather. I always hear that this is what hinders the quality of satellite. Being in northeast ohio can I expect any major interruption due to light to heavy snow fall. Also, how would rain and storms effect reception. I would become angree if I was in the middle of watching something and my picture constantly broke up due to loss of signal. I am not sure if this is the right place for this post, so i apologize if it is not, but I am really trying to figure out if the switch would be worth it. And if I did, then I have to decide if I want the free hd dvr from dish, or is i want the big ten network from direct tv, which is truly better, or is this a battle that has no real winner. thanks for any and all insight in my pursuit of happiness and possible switch to satellite from my crappy COX cable service which I currently am stuck with as it is my only other option Also, how is the guide navigation, does it respond quickly without any lag, or am I constantly gonna be waiting on it to refresh?