In Vegas which I understand is a test market for the new Local Channel Connector in a mailed flyer D* is offering a $10/month credit for new customers that sign up for a SELECT package without local stations. The credit is broken down as a $3/month credit versus a package with locals and $7/month bill credit. The fact that D* broke down the credit in two parts indicates to me that the $3/month discount is planned as an ongoing credit while the $7/month credit is something that they think they could eliminate in a year or so depending on customer response. Smart structuring perhaps $3 is all that most people would require once they already have the dongle and antenna. The LCC is offered for free. D* indicated that a compatible DVR (HR-44 or HR-54) is required. No mention about HS-17. Since D* costs for local channels is probably more than $3 but less than $10 it has the potential to be a cost saving for D* if ongoing it is only the $3 credit that remains.