We also use an antenna with a newer TV (no digital converter box needed). My parents do the same in a different state. We are both happy overall with the # of channels we get. DH and I also use hulu and amazon Prime.
Dh and I grew up without cable. We've had cable at a few points in our adult lives but we've also spent a good bit of time without it.
WHen we want to watch a series that is on cable we rent it from the library once it is out on DVD, or we pay to stream it from sites like amazon.
Mama to DS-2004
and a new addition-ds born march 2010