We have both"Dish" satellite and an outdoor antenna.
Dish puts several local stations on our dish package, but I need the outdoor antenna to get the local 24 hour / day weather channel and 4 extra PBS feeds. Supprising that the antenna feed from stations 100-150 miles distant will keep working in rain or snow conditions that blank out Dish TV.
The digital changeover was a good deal for us. We went from 1 good and 2 snowy analog channels to 7 crystal clear digital channels.
Outdoor antenna is on a 30 ft tower. Oddly, the 4 pbs channels are the strongest and are aimed at the side of the antenna ?? I suspect PBS is running a heap of watts in those 4 channels