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I have a DT16300-16. I dont use it for Top-up TV but the last few weeks it keeps recording programs from the Lottery Extra channel. I also keep receiving 3-4 minute recordings about top-up. I have had this recorder for nearly a year. Secondly, it seems to crash whenever it is recording and I delete a programme from it?

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  • lyppy Sep 18, 2008

    Thank you for a quick response.

    I'm a bit crappy at tech stuff so maybe you could help me again??

    When I go into the main menu which sub menu do I go into? I've gone into the menus but cant find any auto update function.

    I went into the guide. The lottery channel is on top-up so have pressed top up on the remote, gone onto the lottery channel but I have no deselect button on the remote and there is no info shown on screen.

    On the customise top-up menu all the channels are de-activated but the lottery channel doesnt show on this list.

    Any help would be good and thanks again.

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The PVR you have has preset Top-up TV channels it will download from as a preset. You need to go into the main menu and turn off the auto update function of the machine. Then in your "TV Guide" menu find the particular channel and deselect it for download or recording. 

The 3-4 minute recordings are commercials for their products and came with the last few auto updates, they're trying to sell their product. 

A crash could be a sign of stress on the hard drive, most of these machines have craptastic hard drives that if even rattled or slightly moved while being recorded upon they die. If you're recording and deleting at the same time (with the age of the machine) I would not be surprised if it continued to happen. If it crashes when you do these things individually it is probably the same problem, or the firmware of the machine is corrupt. 

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  • Kristoffer Martin Sep 19, 2008

    Sorry I personally don't have this product so I'm making an educated guess from the PVR's I've worked with and the general manual for the product I found Online. 

    If the lottery channel isn't showing up it could be part of a different menu. Is the Lotto channel an interactive channel? (as in the PVR has Interact technology allows you to use submenus on the channel?) if so it might not be removeable. Auto updates might not be able to be disabled on your particular unit model.

    Thinking as a different Idea to block the content is to put Parental locks on it. If you lock it completely out it shouldn't download any longer. If push comes to shove I'd call the manufacture's help line to see if it is part of the Top-up tv package and if you can get it removed from your package. 

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