I would, but thanks to hills, mountains and valleys an outdoor antenna does not reach this far out (over 40 miles between transmission source with obstructions). It is for this reason why I subscribe to satellite, as the local cable company does not offer a number of channels which are available on DISH Network. As for the "Joe Sixpack" comment. Because people either receive their signals through digital converters, directly from the station over the air, via cable or satellite; they all have the capability to size the screen the way they want to. So, the need for what you call "centercut" is not necessary. Also, it looks like DISH Network is doing the "centercutting" according to my PBS affiliate.