I'm also fashionably retro in Reston with rabbit ears (or, as the great American philosopher Elmer Fudd would say, "wetro in Weston with wabbit ears"). Reception is generally better since the conversaion to digital than it was with analog, unless it's a really windy or stormy day. I pull in all the D.C.-based channels, whose transmitters are about 20 miles away (Tenleytown area of D.C.) I even get one of the Baltimore channels (Channel 2) pretty well. The digital conversion has, as geniegirl mentioned, led to more channels...almost what I would call "Cable Lite", since there are now available over the air weather channels (4.2, 7.2), an oldie tv channel (7.3), a not so great sports channel of sorts (4.3), and a cooking/home&garden channel of sorts (26.2). We are also Netflix customers.
But ever since "Lost" ended, I been sort of "lost" when it comes to watching much tv.