Tonight I was SO missing having analog TV. At least with analog the picture quality was a continuous spectrum, so you could decide yourself how bad a picture you were willing to watch, and the audio was usually understandable even when the picture was too bad, so you could comprehend the show. I personally was usually willing to watch a heavy blizzard.
Not so with digital. The picture starts artifacting, and the audio dies at the same point. It's also NOT YOUR DECISION on when to give up. The "box" drops below a certain threshold and just totally cuts out with a "No Signal" message on the screen.