Not to ‘geek up’ the site or anything, but check out this DIY HDTV antenna. We can’t vouch for the strength of it, but what do you have to lose? It’s not like there is anything on TV these days nor does it cost anything but a bit of tinfoil and a couple of metal clothes hangers.
Go ahead and give it a try. We have an thousand bonus points going to the first AV nerd that completes it. Oh, and a picture or it didn’t happen.