I'm subscribed to Directv's local channel service as well as their premium with HD service. On one of our extra TV's we connected a converter box which actually worked great given that we used a pair of bunny ears to connect it. The surprising part was that we were receiving more of our local stations on the converter box than Directv. Why are we not getting the .1, .2, and in some cases .3 with Directv? All indications that I've seen is that the deal with local channels and Directv is that they should be giving all of them to us, not just the main channels.