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    Channels freezing, won't rewind, etc

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      Channels freezing, won't rewind, etc

      Hey all.

      Seem to be having a problem with some channels. All the normal channels are working ok- bbc, itv, channel4, e4- pretty much everything you can get on a freeview box are fine. But Sky Sports News, Comedy Central and everything else just seem to be freezing for about 20 seconds then playing for 20 seconds over and over again.
      Also when i try and rewind these channels it just seems to jam up and not want to carry on playing.

      Any ideas? Thanks.


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      Re: Channels freezing, won't rewind, etc

      What are your levels like on the signal test?

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      Re: Channels freezing, won't rewind, etc

      Erm..

      Input 1 signal strength- 3/4 full
      input 1 signal quality- just under 3/4 full

      input 2 ss- 3/4 full
      input 2 sq- just under 1/2 full

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      Re: Channels freezing, won't rewind, etc

      Sounds like a dodgy box. What make is it?
      Panasonic TX-P50G10B, Onkyo HTS 3305, Sky+HD Thomson 4E3007 (with upgraded PSU & WD5000AVDS HDD),

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      Re: Channels freezing, won't rewind, etc

      It's a Amstrad DRX280. It's working perfect on normal channels though. Which is good because I've not really needed any other channels with the football on. And when thats not on the woman has got Big Brother on.

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      Re: Channels freezing, won't rewind, etc

      Your problem could be anything - failed caps, tuner, or hard drive. If the problems are with playback, probably the hard drive. Try a Planner Rebuild. If that doesn't fix it, do a Full System Reset ( but you'll lose your recordings ). Both available in the Installers Setup - on the remote, press Services, 4, 0, 1, Select. If with live viewing, maybe the dish alignment, tuner, cable or a faulty LNB. God knows, it could be anything. Get Sky out if all else fails..
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      Re: Channels freezing, won't rewind, etc

      Thanks, i'll give those a go and see what happens. Cheers.

     

     

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