I think it's silly. They aren't in the antenna business. If you can get a signal to the tuner and have the appropriate subscription, it will decode it. The antenna is up to you. Can't you separate hardware from service? If you expect them to cover a third party reception device why would you say it's far fetched to cover a third party device required to view any of it, the TV? I think only because the downstream argument reveals how ridiculous the upstream argument is. Really the protection plan covering a radio shack antenna? That's pretty far out on the limb.