I'm not sure how qualified I am to answer your question, but I live about 35 miles east of Atlanta, (Covington area) and unfortunately, I can't get OTA due to trees and distance. I find the D* HD locals very clear on my AKAI 42". I'm sure like everyone says, they are compressed, but I find them very acceptable.tkrandall said:I'm looking to upgrade to HD and I live in an area north of town that has the OTA TV signals shadowed by a mountain. We have always had marginal OTA TV reception even though we are only 20 miles from downtown. Since the digital broadcasts are still on the interim lower power channel assignments for another couple of years, I doubt I will be able to get reliable OTA digital signals at this time.
My question is how good/bad are the Directv HD locals for Atlanta compared to the true OTA signals? Are they highly compressed (i.e. HD Lite)?
Hope this helps.