Hello to all. I have just registered so I could read and use the forum exchanges to learn from some experienced signal capturers. A little background and then a couple of questions. I own a Hitachi 43" HDTV and have a decent receiver and sound system and my wife and I currently enjoy DVD's rentals. I like the decision to make the early (almost 2 years) investment despite limitations of just DVD viewing. I live in the Albany, NY area and the region is just now getting on board with local broadcasting of digital signals. I am patiently waiting for the locals to become available so I can dump cable and go the dish for full-time signal reception. In the meantime, I have learned that the Channel Master 4228 is an excellent source of local signal reception that can be used to capture HDTV broadcasts. First question: Is the information I have with respect to the 4228 accurate and are there people using it that are dissatisfied for any reasons? Second question involves more background. I live in an area that is within 25 miles of all local broadcast towers, but my home is situated in a cubicle shape property plot surrounded by tall trees. I know I have a clear line to the satellite (for future consideration), but I don't know how well local reception can be made with the trees that kind of box me in like a canyon. Any suggestions or advice as to what to expect or what I can do to enhance local antenna reception? Sorry for the long run on post, but thanks in advance for any help and I hope to be able to contribute back at some point when my personal experience is worth sharing.