After some minor pain and suffering, and dealing with surly Dish contracters, I finally have HDTV capability. Right now, I only receive four channels, ESPN HD, Discovery HD Theatre, HDNet and HDNet Movies, but boy do they look nice. I'm half-watching the 49ers and the Seahawks right now, and the clarity is amazing. You can almost see each individual blade of grass. My receiver, the 6000u, is capable of displaying my local channels too, as soon as I find an antenna capable of receiving them. I've tried 4 indoor antennas so far, without much luck. It may be time to investigate putting up an aerial antenna, or asking my neighbor if I can drop my distribution amp in his house and run some coax across our yards, as he's already got one.