I'm at my parents' house for the holiday and they have Direct. It sucks. A lot. I've been switching mainly between the locals and ESPN for the football and the picture quality is depressing. Especially the locals. I also hate that the locals are all 4x3. I don't have an HD set at home and my parents only have an SD sub but why do the locals have to only broadcast 4x3??? This especially sucks for football. If I had my way, everything would be letterboxed on an SD TV.