Report Digital Switchover in House prices and the economy Posted January 7, 2011 · Edited January 7, 2011 by Prof If it rains it destroys the signal too even in good areas. That's news to me, and I fit aerials for a living. Maybe if you've got a defective aerial (water getting into the dipole connection box), then yes, rain will destroy the signal. If you are in a good signal aerial with a decent aerial, no problem. And for those who have poor reception (assuming your area transmitter hasn't "switched over" yet), there's a good chance you'll get good reception once the switchover takes place. I still think there will be problems, even when all transmitters have "switched". It's as much a problem with the reception equipment as with the transmitter/aerial systems. Tried to tune in a Technika TV yesterday. It found most of the Freeview channels, and displayed them perfectly. Switched the TV off, and it lost the channels. Read the manual (sometimes you have to !), and it states that the TV requires a signal strength of > 85%, or it won't store the channels. I was getting a strength of around 65%. I measured the signal with my trusty meter, and my meter said "this signal is fine". The customer had already taken the TV back due to this problem., Absolutely rubbish design.