My brother and family have recently moved in with us from Stoke where they previously had Freeview. We don't live in a Digital area (about 14 miles from one) but we tried out his Freeview box anyway. As expected it did not detect any channels, but after this we looked at each channel configuration manually. There was a bar on each one that was named something (I cant recall) that led me to think it was a signal strength, and though most channels where at a yellow state (around 40%) a few where at a green state around 75%. Now as far as my thinking goes digitals digital and I would have expected most channels to be identical if a signal was even present, but then again I have never used a digital system before. If this bar was in fact an indication of signal strength then is there some tweaks we could try to boost these levels? Being someone who was used to 24 hour news on every hour of the day I don't know how long he'll last without it.