Advertisements I'm in PDX, on Qwest with a local independant ISP at a whopping 1.5mbs advertised (the exact same service and price for 10 years , but I also still have my assigned IP and get Xmas cards signed by the staff and talk to real people) and have always been cable TV free. 1) The OTA channels are great but it really depends on where you are vs. the broadcast towers. I get all the local stations and extra HD channels (2.2 old movies, 22.2 Ion kids shows, 10.2 PBS Create, etc). I'm using a Series 3 HD (not the THX one, the cheaper one.) All of my reception went up when the transmitters switched from SD to HD and went up when I went from Series 2 to 3. I don't get the 15.x channels which Tivo thinks I should get and are out of Euguene or something -- it shows mostly old westerns. 2) The Priemere has (had?) a crappy OTA tuner card compared to the Series 3 and IIRC is designed to be used with cable. When it first came out the OTA users were complaining their reception went down. Tivo may have fixed it -- I doubt it. 3) I use a Roku box for my streaming and do a -ton- of it. Its good enough for my eye despite the advertised slow Qwest speeds and gets 3 out of 4 dots and almost never rebuffers. Tivo's built in Netflix is badly executed and IIRC lower quality and more buffering and was quicky abandoned. (I already had the Roku box before Tivo implemented streaming.) Speeds and quality on Roku has gone up since it first came out. Note: I am using the SD connectors and not even trying to put HD through my narrow pipe . 4) I have a horizonal 'bow tie' antenna on top of my TV for indoor reception. I went through several antennas before finding the bow tie works best at my locale. A rooftop antenna would, of course, get a stronger signal.