I just called DTV to find out if I could get an AM21 for free for my OTA HD locals. I get most of them on the satellite, but not all of them. I couldn't get it for free (they wanted $50), but the guy from tech support told me that as of 2009 you will not be able to use an external antenna at all anymore - that all programming will need to go through some sort of a converter box. This cannot be true, can it? I understand that some broadcasters will switch from UHF to VHF, but I just cant imagine that they will not broadcast at all anymore for OTA reception. Any light that can be shed on the subject would be appreciated!