Receiving Freeview from Crystal Palace & I'm getting intermittent problems with ITV channels. I first tried an Panasonic box and it worked OK for 24 hours then it lost the ITV services & C4 & C5 from Friday to Sunday. In case it was the box I swapped it for a Netgem and that seemed OK for the first few days but then it lost ITV services and C4 only (C5 is OK). For the past 3 days there has been an occasional pixellated half picture at best on ITV & 4 and no sound. When the picture is present it's very good (as are the other channels) - pity about the lack of content though. The aerial signal for terrestrial is good (except for the usual poor BBC1 summer reception and the fact it's hilly around here, so some ghosting on 5). I noticed another poster say reception was bad when cloudy but I'd say reception is bad when there's high barometric pressure - as the past few days. Does this sound like I need a replacement aerial? I'm tempted to suggest that if it's a new aerial then I wonder whether I shouldn't throw in the towel and get Sky ... I'm reluctant to do either as I may be moving. Advice appreciated. And a couple of questions for Netgem users: -haven't got a convenient phone point nearby (all DECT) so am I missing out on anything essential 'cos it hasn't dialled home? -is there a way of viewing the signal strength? -the quick setup says see the handbook re. connecting a VCR but the handbook seems to miss the topic completely, how do you set the VCR channel?