As a long-time Dish subscriber (since February 1997), I've been pretty happy overall with them. I've had the east/west network package during that entire time, which is great because I'm about an hour northwest of Indianapolis, so those stations come in very crappy with an antenna if at all. There's a single station in my city--a CBS affiliate--and I've long wondered if that's why my city (Lafayette) has yet to get some sort of local networks offered to us (like the Indianapolis locals, for example). A week or so ago, I read somewhere on these forums that "grandfathered" customers might lose their access to these packages. And guess what came in today's mail? A letter from Dish, saying that I'll be losing my east and west coast CBS feeds within the next two weeks unless a "waiver" automatically submitted on my behalf by Dish goes thru. Of course, I am expecting to lose these channels. The letter states that I can purchase an off-air antenna from Dish for $49 and that includes professional installation. I'm not much of a "do-it-yourselfer", let alone getting up onto my roof to fiddle around with the connection, so I'd certainly take advantage of this if I went this route. I have some initial questions that I'd like to throw out there and see what input you might provide. I've received great feedback on these forums from some very friendly and knowledgeable (i.e. you seem to know more than Dish does about their own product!) folks, so I'm hoping to get some good responses and further things to think about. 1. How much faith should I put into Dish's waiver request for me? 2. I know zilch about antennas. Is this a good price? Does anyone know if the antenna Dish would most likely provide be of good quality? 3. I have a 508 DVR. If I lose my east/west coast CBS feeds and get the antenna to pick up my local CBS, how will this work with the guide? Will I see it at all? Will I be able to record anything at all from this station? Edited to add a couple new questions: 4. Can I expect future letters down the line saying I'll be losing my NBC and ABC stations too? An antenna would most likely pick up my local CBS affiliate, but I doubt they'd pick up the Indy NBC and ABC stations well, if at all. 5. Would I be better off getting "basic" cable via my local cable provider (something like $13 or $14 per month) which includes the Indianapolis-based networks? And tying into question #3 above, again, would my 508 be able to record from channels provided by a local cable carrier? I apologize if these questions seem very, very basic--to many of you, I expect that they are. Thanks for your time!