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Do all freeview set top boxes have the same problems - they freeze up get stuck

Do all freeview set top boxes have the same problems - they freeze up get stuck in stand by mode and some turn themselve on and off.

Do all freeview set top boxes have the same problems - they fre
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There are several factors that use these boxes to "crash":

  • low quality input signal from the aerial
  • sudden electrical noise (such as from a refrigerator or DIY equipment)
  • failed self-updates

Like all digital computer equipment, the Freeview boxes are all designed to diagnose problems during the period after they are turned on.

If you have equipment that is failing more than you expect, you can use your rights under the "Sale of Goods Act 1974 (as amended)" to demand a working replacement within 12 months of purchase.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018
Janice Ramsay wohlgemuth
6:17 PM

Hi we have a Bush freesat box which is freezing and will not respond to remote. Tried unplugging and resetting which works ok till we get to "congratulations your set up is complete " but it will not accept finish.
Any thoughts

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Janice Ramsay wohlgemuth's 1 post GB
Thursday, 28 February 2019
10:42 AM

All my recordings have disappeared but the ones set to record are still there. I had 60% remaining to record.

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Yvonne's 1 post GB

3:25 PM

Yvonne: Which make and model of PVR are you using?

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StevensOnln1's 3,431 posts GB
Thursday, 19 March 2020
Keith McClelland
6:23 PM

unable to switch channel. Message comes up saying "Cannot schedule recording. There is already a recording at this time"

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Keith McClelland's 1 post GB

7:21 PM

Keith McClelland:

I'm no expert on PVRs but no-one is going to be able to help you without knowing the Make and exact Model of your PVR.

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Chris.SE's 3,280 posts GB
Sunday, 24 May 2020
4:21 PM

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Monday, 22 June 2020
6:44 AM

My Bush digital recorder won't record as it says initialising.
Can anyone tell me how to correct this? Many thanks.

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Suzy's 1 post GB

10:13 AM

Suzy: Have you tried powering it off at the mains for 10 minutes, then power it back on? If that doesn't work, it may be that the hard drive is failing.

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StevensOnln1's 3,431 posts GB
Friday, 10 July 2020
8:13 AM

Help. My Goodmans Digital Recorder has got its IR indicator permanently on. I've checked the remote control through a camera and the infer red works fine, I've turned it all off overnight but it's the same the next day. It was making a ticking sound at first.

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Wendy's 1 post GB
Saturday, 11 July 2020

5:22 AM


Does this fault prevent you from setting up recordings or playing them back?
If so, unless someone who knows your device has any better suggestion, then I would try something like a factory reset if that is possible BUT I'd refer to your manual as something like this may delete/lose any recordings you already have.
Quoting the precise model number may enable someone to give more specific advise.
If the recorder is still under warranty then take it back to where you bought it, they should be able to recover any recordings it has if the fault hasn't caused them to be lost.

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