you'll likely need a new digital antenna and box, although honestly i'd just get cable or sattelite TV (why not?)
when it comes to getting a digital to analog device, i'd just go for what you can afford, if you've got some product links i'd be happy to look them over, although I'm going to venture that its all basically the same stuff (you can only get so much quality with over-the-air broadcasts, its like car stereos, after a point spending the money is worthless if you just want to listen to the radio)
I have an analog tv and use rabbit ears for reception. I am also 28 miles from all stations. Which box should I buy or what features/specs should I look for in a box. I am seeing them run from $50 to $200.
Since the switch won't take place until next February and I have to use my coupon before August, will I get a true idea of what total "silence" will look like when I plug the box in or will the fact that analog is still there give me a better picture than I really will have?
Will I still be able to use my rabbit ears or will I need a stronger antenna? I am assuming that the antenna's effectiveness will be diminished somewhat because it is being run through the box. My antenna isn't at all a fancy one..."ears" with a small ring in the middle and a dial for UHF/Vhf.