A new hi-tech police radio system is being blamed for people in Dumfries losing their television reception.
Residents are angry over their blank screens
Dozens of viewers are experiencing interference on some, or all, of their TV channels.
The problem has been traced to a new mast providing radio communications for the Dumfries and Galloway force.
Residents have paid £60 for a device to boost their signal. A police spokesman said the glitch would be remedied when the system rolls out nationwide.
Julia Kulik lives just a few hundred yards form the mast at Dumfries and Galloway Police's headquarters.
When it was switched on for trials several weeks ago her television set went blank.
She said: "It's a problem the police have caused, but they're not willing to do anything about putting it right.
"So we're back at square one again, no further forward than we were five weeks ago."
Fitting an aerial filter worth about £60 seems to solve the problem, but an argument is under way about who should pay for the devices.
Superintendent George Graham, of Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, said he was anxious to work with broadcast regulator Ofcom and system supplier O2 Airwave to resolve the situation.
The new system has already proved controversial
But he insisted the new system was worth the teething problems.
Supt Graham said: "The digital radio system will allow us to transmit not only voice communications over the radio and the telephone system, it will also allow us to transfer data.
"It will allow officers to be out on the beat more, to be out in our communities more, to be actually tackling the issues that the people in Dumfries and Galloway want us to tackle."
Dumfries and Galloway is the only force trialling the new system this year.
The controversial Tetra (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) police masts have already provoked concerns over their possible risk to human health.