I have watched this forum for some days and have learned a number of things I did not understand before. But with a little understanding come foolish questions for which I apologize in advance. I am planning a move to far northern New England near the Canadian border (Vermont) after I retire in the near future. I have investigated Directtv's offerings there and learn while there is no local into local TV coverage, I may perhaps qualify for the national feeds of the major networks (With Pegasus). I'm not sure I want them however. I had thought of keeping my DC locals up there but an engineer at one of the Washington Stations tells me that DC is going to a spot beam on or around 16 September so that option is out.. My questions are: Does the spot beam for the Boston stations lands in NE Vermont with enough strength to permit reception? I have not heard very many good comments about Pegasus and I wonder If I could associate with DirectTV instead (their franchise area lies just across the Connecticut River in NH, about a stone's throw away from my house up there) Is this possible? By the way, I have heard that the Dish network is providing local service from the Burlington stations now. I prefer not to switch to dish if I can help it because my T60 Tivo unit was quite expensive and I want to continue to get some use out of it. Thanks for your patience.