Twas the night before Christmas... Well a few nights before actually, we turned on the TV ready for an evenings 'entertainment' (loose term for the broadcasts over the Christmas period but that's another thread) only to find all the channels were gone. Same with the video. Everything was plugged in, no changes had been done to anything. So I set about retuning only to find that the reception for ITV is now rubbish, both on the TV and the video, however BBC1, 2 Channel 4 and Channel 5 are all perfect. I've been out and bought a signal booster and that's made a partial difference, instead of black and white snow I now have coloured snow on ITV. One thing I have noticed that is disturbing, is that the ariel lead causes your fingers to tingle when you grab hold of it. Yep, it's holding a charge from somewhere, the Christmas tree is my guess as the cable for the lights runs along with the ariel cable. However I have have done some tests, and can't actually prove the tree is 100% to blame. If it had occured after Dec 24th I would have blamed Santa, got up on the roof cursing Rudolf and re-aligned the ariel but, alas it's not that simple it seems. Anyone got any ideas? Also If I buy a freeview box will I get better reception? BTW I already have a high gain ariel.