KyDan, I'm not bashing you here, just making some "minor" corrections on the digital transition. I went through a steep learning curve during the transition, and found out more than I really wanted to know.
All BROADCAST signals are now DIGITAL.
Not quite true...all HIGH POWER BROADCASTS
are now digital. Low power & translators were not required to make the change (yet some have anyway).
...you'll either need a new TV or a digital converter box at full price in order to watch anything from an antenna.
should read ...anthing DIGITAL
from an antenna.
I live in rural MT and we have a mix of both analog & digital. They do make converter boxes that have an analog passthrough so you can get both signals, but are a bit annoying (you have to turn off the box, grab your TV remote and tune your analog signals through your TV's analog tuner), but this can maximize the amount of channels you get. This will vary from region to region and station to station. Hope this is helpful. I will state that in most cases one of the switches discussed will be required.