Oh lovely, thanks ferney xx
I use two Freeview tuners, one from Sony and one from Humax, and until now they have both worked well. Retuning the Sony was a piece of cake, but I have had quite a lot of trouble retuning the Humax. After repeated attempts I failing to get about half the channels including BC 1 & 2.
It's rather a nuisance only being able to get Red Hot Babes and no Channel 4!
This might be a useful tip. Have a look in the book, or on the menu, and see if you can find a default setting. Select this, and it will restore everything inside the box to the way it was when it left the factory. I did this, and the automatic tuning did the rest. Silly, I know, but it isn't really the thing you expect to to do.
PVRs use only as a last resort in case the hard drive gets reformatted.
If that might be a problem, some PVRs, eg. some Humax boxes, allow you to copy to a hard drive, though it could take a long while. i'd suggest that if you do go that way and try to reset a PVR that you stop as soon as you get a warning message about possibly reformatting your HD, then go onto model specific forums to find a way round. With some kit, including some Humax boxes, apparently disconnecting the aerial, and also completely disconnecting the power from the mains for a while (at least a minute) can solve some problems. One of my Humax boxes locked up, and I trid the obvious power off on cycle, which didn't work (repeatedly). Complete disconnect followed by reconnect some time later did solve the problem that time. That procedure shouldn't reformat the HD, so worth knowing.
Some people might not mind!
Originally Posted by Ferretfancy
My Sony Freeview has a good hard drive, which also allows editing and the facility to burn to DVD, and I have no problems with it at all.With the Humax I did try disconnection,but re-tuning was still difficult until I restored everything to default settings. I always appreciate your suggestions, but in this case the difficulty was mercifully short lived. Incidentally the Humax instruction book is virtually incomprehensible, but that is par for the course these days.
Our main TV is on Freesat so no problems, but I retuned the set in our "guest room" yesterday and now the signal strength meter shows that BBC1 and BBC2 have a much weaker signal than they did before although ITV1 seems to have almost 100% which it didn't before.
Does anyone know whether it will take a few days for all the signals to come onto full power?
PS. It turned on the bathroom radio this morning and guess what? the Widor Toccata again!!!! Unfortunately I can't get my internet radio n the bathroom!