Still you are in a different DMA than Springfield. I live in the Burlington VT DMA but "moved" to the Boston DMA to get NESNHD. I "moved" less than 5 miles to achieve this. Also, Comcast must really suck in your area if it looks worse there than on D*. I have a friend in the same town as me who gets NESN via Comcast (no cable on my street) and it destroys the 720p conversion D* has going.