I'm joining the two million people who cut the cable in 2013. I bought a Mohu Leaf 50 indoor HD amplified antenna for less than seventy dollars on Amazon and a Roku 3500 Streaming Stick for less than fifty dollars. With Netflix, Hulu+ and Roku streams I'll get what I want-including news for less than thirty dollars a month.
Before you leap, go to TVfool.com. Enter your zip code or address and the site will show you all the over the air signals you can receive.
No rabbit ears involved. The Mohu is a flat, white panel.