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I'm in central Bristol and take a usable signal from Mendip.

For the past few weeks I have had random freezes on all channels with my Digitrex TV... a freeze, followed by a black screen and then a flash of green over most of the screen. Some times it would restart but I usually had to switch the mains as the power buttons would not work.

Standard retuning has not fixed the problem.

I have just managed to achieve an 'installation' retune following a blank tune without aerial connected. (4th. attempt.) This procedure usually froze at channel 56 but has gone right through while I've been resarching this so I have my fingers crossed. Its still ok after half an hour.

The freeze effect also happened on my Proline digibox (I've not done an 'installion' procedure on this yet).

Both devices froze completely... navigation not possible until power cycled.

Neither device misbehaves when repowered with the aerial is unplugged so I suspect that some interfering signal is coming down the (4 storey, low loss) feeder.

Is a cure possible? A bigger aerial, band pass filter or a notch filter?

Advice would be greatly appreciated.

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John Everingham:

Problem still with me! Hey Ho!

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Hi Mike

We are now a fortnight down the line.

My last post either never made it or has been removed.

After spending last weekend messing with the aerial and boxes i came to the conclusion that the problem of freezing screens and boxes only occured with BBC channels. From the BBC web site I found a link to the 4G problems page and contacted them, just in case. Within a couple of hours I had a helpful reply informing me that it was a known BBC problem!

Recent viewing of BBC channels has been trouble free.

Thanks for your help. John

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