Digital Freeview Box

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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samsyermansamsyerman Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
I bought a Digilogic Freeview Box from Tesco on Saturday. Coonected it up and even though Freeview said that i would not get it I was able to get everything except Channel 5. As the main reason for getting it was to get ITV 2 and the extra E4 and More4 channels I am content with that.

However last night when I tried to use the Digital box the screen stayed blank and the green light on the box refused to go off. The tv is correctly tuned to AV2.

Does anyone have any suggestions other than turn it off and retune it.

thanks

samsyerman
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  • elonaelona Forumite
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    Maybe you should rescan the stations as channels have beeen moved about?
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  • itfgmitfgm Forumite
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    I have a freeview box that goes blank and freezes. There is a reset button at the back of my box and if I press the button the screen comes on again.
  • You should get Channel 5 as well. The problem with freezing/blank screen is likely to relate to your poor reception.
  • SimpsonSimpson Forumite
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    elona wrote:
    Maybe you should rescan the stations as channels have beeen moved about?

    Thats true. I lost all the bbc channels last week, had to wait a few days before I could pick them up again by rescanning.
    Plenty of mistakes, but no regrets. :)
  • I noticed this morning that CBeebies were not on channel 31 as usual - and some of the channels which were in the 30s or 40s are now on 70s and 80s for example, Cbeebies now on channel 71.
    I thought it was a fault at first with either the box or the broadcaster but it looks like they have just switched channels around so if anyone out there is stuck it looks like it is worth rescanning the box or just checking to see if your normal channel is elsewhere. The new more4 channel (noticed 4+1 is now on Ch32) in particular might require the freeview box to be rescanned, my Humax box picked it up automatically though.
  • Hi read your note. I am in Bangor and also have a "Free view box".
    About 6 months ago I changed the outdoor aerial. The picture improved slightly but would "freeze " on occassions. I was told to change the co-axial cable. My set up was using the brown analogue type. I bought a roll of Digital co-axial (black) from B&Q and connected this from my external roof aerial to the "box" & tv set up. I also changed scart lead to a quality "Gold Type".

    Bingo !!! I now have 86 channels (tv & radio) I watched 2 soccer matches on Tuessday night ITV 1 & ITV 2

    I hope this helps
  • i'm in bangor too. i have had my box a couple of years. my freeview picks up most of the channels. i used to freeze but that doesnt really happen anymore. i re scan every so often t pick up new channels. well worth tye 29 quid that i paid for it. its not complicated technology as there are no switchs on the box - it all works of the remote
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  • chunterchunter Forumite
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    1949camper wrote:
    Hi read your note. I am in Bangor and also have a "Free view box".
    About 6 months ago I changed the outdoor aerial. The picture improved slightly but would "freeze " on occassions. I was told to change the co-axial cable. My set up was using the brown analogue type. I bought a roll of Digital co-axial (black) from B&Q and connected this from my external roof aerial to the "box" & tv set up. I also changed scart lead to a quality "Gold Type".

    Bingo !!! I now have 86 channels (tv & radio) I watched 2 soccer matches on Tuessday night ITV 1 & ITV 2

    I hope this helps

    Good point. Satellite cable is shielded internally with "tin foil" for better reception. If you're upgrading your aerial or replacing the cable for any reason, change the cable from the normal 'coaxial' to the 'satellite' type.
    Costs a little extra but it's a cert to improve reception.
  • BatCatBatCat Forumite
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    Hi Folks,
    Is anyone else's freeview box still having problems?
    I'm in East Belfast and we've had trouble since the change over on the 18th (especially this weekend!). Most of our BBC channels have poor reception (except BBC 4) and we have basically lost the use of the ITV channels and channel five.
    We've rescanned multiple times and it's done no good.
    Used to get a lovely clear picture, now... everything is breaking up.
    Thanks,
    BatCat
  • The only thing that changed recently was the channel numbers - there have been no changes to the channel transmission parameters, so I really don't understand why you're having problems. If you are in East Belfast there is a very strong signal from Divis Mountain (that's the transmitter with the white lights, not the red ones). I'd check your aerial and connections if I were you.
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