Originally Posted by jjufon
"Cable subscribers may buy a “Digital Cable Ready” (DCR) or “Plug-and-Play” television that plugs directly into the cable jack and does not require a separate set-top box. In order to receive scrambled programming and premium one-way services, cable subscribers with a DCR TV will need to obtain a CableCARD from their cable company."
Not how it says nothing about a requirement
for HD broadcast locals in-the-clear. Sorry, friend, but you're engaging in a bit of wishful thinking (and have so engaged several times, apparently).
Starting in 2009, HD locals will have to be in-the-clear.