Hi dKreichen1968, I ordered the GreenDish online after I heard the HTGUYS podcast on July 13th. I would never have paid $300 bucks for an unknown product. I always wait for someone else to take the risk first and wait for the review. I previously paid $139.00 plus tax on my older antenna, and had to rent a cherry picker for $80.00 bucks which I reluctantly paid, so I could place my older antenna on my 30 foot mast. My wife hated that because she thinks I'm to old to be up there. I also had the same problem with my existing cable. The GreenDish installer put the Dish-Tenna on the North East side of my house on a small mast which looks just like a DBS mast on my Gable end and ran a channel scan. He got zero. I was ready to send it back, and dismiss it as nonsense. He did some testing on my wire and told me he had to change my RG6 cable because it did not meet their specs. His volt circuit was open with my main line. I told him I'm not paying extra for new cable ; I already have RG6, so what's the difference? The installer pointed out that I did not have to pay extra because they include 50 feet of their RG6 with the package. He informed me my cable had single shield. He cut the black rubber and showed me where the shield was cracked and it didn't let the voltage reach the Dish-Tenna. When he put the new RG6 with tri-shield 90 percent braid and ran a new scan, to my suprise, It picked up 80 channels! He also showed me how to tell the difference betweeen good and great cables. I been doing my own antennas when we used to use the old lead wires and had to twist the lines to avoid RF interference LOL. You learn some thing new every day. He showed me If the cable is smooth, it's cheap china single shield. If you can see the braids through the rubber, it's most likely double or tri-shield. My previous antenna was the Channel Master CM-3679 Deep Fringe Crossfire Series Outdoor TV Antenna which I had installed myself as I live 62 miles from the transmitters. I used to get 29 channels regularly and 35 on good nights when ducting occured. I asked him, if my cable was bad, why would I be getting 29 channels with my existing line. He explained that my old antenna worked just fine with the old line because it only needed the copper core where as the GreenDish needs both the core and Shield for the voltage. I'm not an engineer so I don't understand all this gain and beam stuff but I've put up quite abit of tv antennas in my time. Just to give you a clue, I remember when my first tv went out and I purchased the Magnavox 4DT6A tube to fix it. For those of you who remember the tube, you now have an idea of my age. I digress, this little dish is worth it. Anyway that's my 2cents for anyone who has the same issue as me and wants to get more channels. It really does work and I recommend it.