I recently got rid of cable and I know you can get the basic channels (3 nbc, 4 fox, 5 cbs, 9 abc) through an antenna or rabbit ears or something. But with the switch to digital will that still be able to be done? I remember whenever the cable guy was hooking the cable up at my house he told me I could receive hd channels over the air whenever I didn't have cable (71-2, 72-1, 72-2, 73-#). So earlier this month when I had my cable turned off I tried to access 71-2, 72-1, 72-2 and whenever I do a reception bar shows up in the bottom left corner with only 1 bar. So does that mean I need an actual antenna to receive those channels or what? According to http://www.antennaweb.org I need a Violet vfh/uhf antenna. I don't really ever watch tv thats why I got rid of it, I watch a lot of movies and stream using netflix. I just want the basic channels for the local news and so I can watch that whenever I am going to sleep rather than netflix.