I get HD locals here including PBS, but not the weather info. channel so in my case it's probably not worth it finanacially. I would think though if i didn't get hd locals like when i lived in Charleston SC for a year I would have it. I used OTA everynight then! I would have paid it no problem with this reciever. I had the hr10-250 then so I didn't need it but I would have paid it. Because I can'twatch anything really that's not HD.