SH**, &()%, %^#@!!! I guess I assumed and I am the ass part. Switched to Dish from Time Warner, picked the HD package as I loved it for football with cable. Now as I'm watching I realize that the local channels aren't in HD, and they confirmed that they don't have a contract to carry local HD programming just standard. I really think that should have been made clear. I know its nuts, but I could see a difference and really liked the crisper picture. Being able to see the blood fly and bodies crunch in HD was most enjoyable. I need to go hit something! Rant done...for now!