all I can say is WOWOWOWOWOWOWW I've had a 622 for some time, and just upgraded to HD about a month ago after getting a deal on a 37" LCD. Since then I've had all the E* HD they serve, but no locals in HD (E* doesn't carry Hartford locals in HD ). Anyway since I added the 61.5 dish I've been planning on adding an OTA antenna just for laughs. There are 2 sets of antennae - some around 325 - 345 (UHF) and one set (S&D) around 240 (VHF). The 320/340 set is about 11 miles away and the 240 set 18 miles away and antennaweb told me I'd need a medium directional (w or w/o preamp) to catch either of them. I bought a knockoff DB2 antenna (Channel Master version of it anyway) which touted 30 miles and a 90 degree width. At first I figured I'd throw it up on the roof, aim it toward the 340 set, see what happened, then aim it at 240 and check again, then purchase a second antenna for the 240 antennas (the two sets are 100 degrees apart, which is wider than the DB2 is supposed to cover). Anyway I just got a chance to put it up today, pointed it at 335 with a compass without peaking. I had the 622 scan for locals - I expected maybe 5 or 6 channels but I pulled in 15! FIFTEEN! Granted, just less than half were SD, but it was still WAY more than I expected. EVEN BETTER, it picked up the station @ 240! AND, the signal strength is above 60 for all channels, and in the 90's for all of the ones it's "pointed at". Thus far - OMG, the clarity is WONDERFUL, and even the regular digital (not HD) feed from OTA is MUCH BETTER than the E* "Digital" feed. Thank GOD for OTA and thank E* for making such a great receiver!