Ed is correct about the microwave aspect of the dish, however they do sell a
antenna that rings the perimeter of the dish itself so as to be stealthy. It
for just the normal broadcast bands and usual TV tuner setup.
Now, if you're asking if it works well, I'd say it can't be as good as a 8
beam (the typical antenna) because it has a compromised configuration and
no gain. If you are close to the towers and have no obstructions, it should
But, otherwise......who knows.
Since you mention HD, you are talking digital. This now means a more
signal, and ghosting problems. I'm hesitant to imply this circular antenna
work well in the HD case because it will require tweeking the dish
to get the best signal, and how good the end result will be may be marginal
by the nature of the parameters.
Make sure the antenna is returnable..............