Hey Earl, Did you ever find out WHY the OTA is not active? There has to be a reason, right? I have two HR-20s and switching between imputs to watch the OTA stuff is kinda trying...plus not being able to record network shows really blows. I will never have locals on my D*, so OTA tuner activation would help a lot!!( I say that hoping D* will feel my pain and speed up the process!) Thanks Earl!