I was talking with a mate this morning and he was saying that a dealer was telling him with the uptake of the digi box being so great the terrestrial signal could be sooner than later switched off. (The time when is not really the point of the thread though). The point is although when the weather is fine digital on TV is good, you can tell the weather by it sometimes. How many times have you been watching digital and the picture has gone blocky/ pixilation, frozen or disappeared all together because it is raining. At least with terrestrial when you have atmospherics you still have a picture to watch. I was also reading about BBC7 and they were saying there transitions over DAB was in mono as some of the programs were in that format, so they decided to transmit in that format to free space for other transitions is digital airwaves so scarce?. The government are going to sell of the terrestrial frequencies yet what are we getting in return? Technology that when everything is right is very good but soon can be put out of kilter. Also how many homes have more than one TV or piece of equipment that receives terrestrial signals? Are we going to be compensated for defunct equipment? I think not. we will have to go out and but new also adding to the coffers of the government with the VAT. So it looks like a win, win situation for them and a loose, loose for us. PS has anyone noticed on terrestrial the occasional pixilation of pictures, as though they are using digital somewhere on the loop.