Not if I want to be able to record shows with my DVR.
I would rather not spend an extra 150$ or so on antenna and tuner to get my local channels. I already put out a lot of money for the box and stuff up front based on my salesman telling me that I would have HD locals with it by the end of January.IF you have the HD DVR (HR20) and an OTA antenna you can record what ever you want, sat or OTA locals.
If you have a HR21, you would need the addl. AM21 digital tuner to do the same thing...
Please explain why you cannot record your locals with an OTA antenna ???
Steve, did you end up trying this? I've tried going a couple different routes to learn about this here, but so far I haven't figured out what to do. I may just have to try something myself. Steve, I'll be sure to let you know if I come up with something that works.
Anybody else have a solution for us that doesn't require spending a bunch more money for extra equipment? Maybe some tips about where to "move" (Chicago, STL, Indy, Springfield?) or information on when our area will finally get the channels we were promised?
I'd be shocked if anyone could provide a non-sleezebusiness reason why DTV should not do this?