I do think it is a shame we didn't at least get to see analog HD here. I also think that when they were definind the HD standard for broadcast TV and reassigning frequencies... they could have changed the channel assignments and given more bandwidth per channel. This would mean fewer OTA channels in any given area but I'm not sure there are any areas that have enough OTA channels to make that an issue. Today we have 2-13 VHF and 14-80 or so UHF... I know some of that will go away in a couple of years. I believe after Feb 2009 we will be left with 2-50 although I have heard some of the lower VHF may go away as well. In any event, are there any areas with 30 OTA channels? If not, then everyone could have benefitted from having more bandwidth per digital channel with new channel assignments that would kick-in after 2009 when the analog is shut down. If they had done that, then we could see another OTA quality increase in a couple of years.