That depends on where you are. I have the exact opposite problem. I moved to the HR20 (from the HR10) primarily to get my HD locals via sat because my antenna reception is so spotty. In my location I could pull in two of the stations reliably. I could pick which two but only get two of them. And, even then, the weather (being humidity and time of year) did have an affect on the reception. I finally moved over to the new box because I couldn't take that look from my wife anymore when either 24 or Grey's went all pixellated for a minute and we lost sound. So, OTA is great for some, but not the panacea that maybe you think it is. I'm very happy getting my HD locals via the sat now.