I can receive WANE pretty regularly now (I've watched the two HD Colt's games with no dropouts) with a directional outdoor antenna and a 12 db amp, about a $100 setup. I'm listed on antennaweb as 22 miles from the towers. Granted WANE's signal strength is the weakest of them all (not including WFFT's pathetic signal) but I can get it, at least until spring when all the trees get leaves again?
However if you don't have an outdoor antenna it may be difficult. And I wouldn't suggest going outside to install one today.
I will be watching Sunday's game in glorious HD!
BTW-- CBS HD is now available on D*, but good luck getting the waiver. FOX EDTV will be added soon as well, but once again good luck.
When purchasing HT equipment remember that it's always easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.