We cut the cord a few years back, and have been watching TV since then using over-the-air (OTA) antennas, which can pick up a number of local HD television broadcasts. That, in addition to a few online streaming sources, works well for us.
We aren’t big TV watchers. But, we do have a large TV in our game room. And I have a small one in my office over the treadmill. Last year Monte found a design online showing how to make an antenna that might give better reception than ones we’ve tried. He made one for the big TV and christened it the HD3000. It works great, much better than any of the others we’ve bought over the years, and it nearly doubled the local channels picked up. I’ve been waiting patiently for mine, and this week Monte made one for my office TV. We installed it up in the attic right next to the first one. We simply screwed the coax cable from each antenna into the existing coax cable that was already run through the attic into the room of the TV to be connected. It works great! Now I can reliably tune in KXAN to watch the weather alerts during severe weather, which we’ve had much of, lately. Yay!
If you’d like to know how many (and which) channels you can receive where you live, check out this website: antennaweb.org.