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    Freezing channels and very blocky - stuttery

    This is a discussion on Freezing channels and very blocky - stuttery within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Originally Posted by djbobeb Hi, tried what you suggested as I do have a cordless phone plugged into the same ...

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      Re: Freezing channels and very blocky - stuttery

      Quote Originally Posted by djbobeb View Post
      Hi, tried what you suggested as I do have a cordless phone plugged into the same connector as the sky, however, upon removal and trying the history channel and a few other channels that have the problem, they are still freezing.
      No, you have to switch the phone base station OFF. Simply disconnecting the phone line does nothing towards stopping interference.

      The Amstrad models have a reputation for tuner faults caused by capacitor failure. Simplest way to test is to borrow or buy a working Sky Digibox and use that to test the system.
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      Re: Freezing channels and very blocky - stuttery

      Quote Originally Posted by Sam Radford View Post
      No, you have to switch the phone base station OFF. Simply disconnecting the phone line does nothing towards stopping interference.

      The Amstrad models have a reputation for tuner faults caused by capacitor failure. Simplest way to test is to borrow or buy a working Sky Digibox and use that to test the system.
      Hi, I have tried with the base of the roma phone turned off powerwise (even disconnected from the mains) and I have still got the issue.

      Looks like next check will be with a borrowed box but I doubt I will be able to get my hands on one of these easily or for quite sometime. Thanks everyone for your thoughts

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      Re: Freezing channels and very blocky - stuttery

      Second hand Sky Digiboxes are quite cheap nowadays. I bought one through my local freebie newspaper for just 25 including card! (and that was 2 years ago).

     

     
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