Well I've done my research. And if a person in my viewing area wants any current local programming at all whether it is through Directv, Dish Network, Cable, Uverse, etc., -- plus subscriptions to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, and the list could go on, it doesn't take long before the cost of being creative gets you right back up to where a subscription to a single provider is at right now. I really wish this were not the case, but the reality is.. that is where things stand right now. The bottom line is, for me, there is no real inexpensive way to view current programing with locals outside of the antenna on the roof option, and using tivos for DVR's. I may do this later on, but for now, I hate to say this, but, I'm just as well off now with Directv than I would be if I were to make some creative changes. My future cost would be within $10 of where I am at right now per month. And that cost savings would hardly be worth the hassle of the switch. BUMMER!