While we were 'analogue only' on the Ramsbottom transmitter ITV1 & Channel 4 were always poor pictures, compared to the BBC. They did not transmit Channel 5 then! Now we are all digital, the picture is very good and we can now get Channel 5. The problem is we lose the picture completely from time to time. While watching 'Nanny Mcphee' on ITV last night the picture went off "no service" for ten minutes or so, as did Channel 5. It may have happened with BBC also, but I am not sure. I can see the transmitter from my window, so I cannot figure out what is going on?? Is this normal for Digital TV? Henry.