I agree that no OTA tuner in the H-21 is a cost cutting move, kind of a pain, but not the end of the world. However, I still think that skipping the OTA tuner in the HR-21 when it comes out will be a BIG MISTAKE. Reason being is that you may have ATSC tuners in your TV, but you won't have a DVR in there too. Here is a potential scenario: HR-21 comes out having NO OTA tuner, but with some new features that the HR-20 doesn't have and due to hardware or other limitations cannot have. This will leave an "old, feature lacking" DVR with OTA and a "new, feature-rich" DVR without OTA. While the situation is understandable that the H20 has OTA and the H21 won't. The most feature rich DVR should include an OTA tuner. Otherwise does D* plan to carry ALL local channels, OR expect you to get a separate ATSC tuning DVR to fill that need? OR don't they care about that fraction of their viewership? "Perfect world" scenario: HR-21 is an OTA carrying, Multi-room viewing Uber-DVR (toss in DLBs too... )and that ethernet port on the H-21s is there to make it an MRV client thus allowing you to watch your OTA recorded content anywhere in your home. Ok, this would still alienate a fraction of the people here who need their live OTA in their H-21s, but that's down to a fraction of an already small fraction (~1/40 of installs).