When I go to the programme library the box freezes and I get nowhere. I have to pull the plug out and start over. It's driving us nuts and has already spoiled one series recording (which is where the problem started I think)
I've been taking mine to my local TV repair man who fixes quite a few set top boxes and knows this one well. Not enough power getting to drive, somet to do with blown capacitors (if I remember rightly).
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I am just guessing but you may have an ant-copy signal embedded into program signal causing to when you are trying to look at a recording to another source. If that is the case then there is one way that would work. You need to connect inline with the video line out to the in of the other unit (yellow) and that would solve the problem. Go to xdimax.com and check out a dimax signal adaptor( can not recall what it goes by,description-wise) This is almost like trying to use a hdmi output and a audio/video connection at the same time.This also happened when doing the same with some video decks (vcr)
You can still record all the freeview channels. What has happened is you've run out of room on your hard drive. First you must deselect all the top up channels; menu > 'Setup' > 'Customise TUTV', and
un-ticking all boxes releases space and produces a report of '100%'
free for recording. The time available for recording depends on the
size of the hard drive and amount of data saved in each recording and
15% of disc space is not counted. This is for software or programme
information etc. and, even when not subscribed, ads from TUTV are
downloaded to library. However they are replaced or removed
automatically, and messages are deleted after a week. Also delete all the recordings in the library you don't need anymore.
The manual is not very clear. The volume control will work after entering the code for your TV make. Press TV Press AV and OK together and wait. The TV button will flash twice eventually. then using the numeric keypad enter the code ie 0680 for Panasonic, a list was provided with your instructions. On entering the code the TV button will flash twice again t confirm. Now the volume of the TV can be controllled using the buttons on the Thomson remote. Teletext and other functions like "mute" are now present. peterh
remove power at plug socket when you plug power back in start to repeatedly press the standby button on the front of the box when this causes the orange light to stop flashing press the buttons up, down, left, right (these buttons are on the front of the box not the remote)
this causes the hard drive to reset itself WARNING this will cause the box to completely reformat meaning you will loose all data recorded
Hi! This is not a great solution and a bit long winded, but aimed at those who've lost the receipt! Start by recording a new programme - the box should still record. Now the corrupt recording is not the first one in the library. When you press library now, all appears to be well. You can find which is the corrupt recording by scrolling down slowly. The corrupt one should be the one with no thumbnail picture (plus it'll be the one that freezes the box up again!). Restart the box agan and press library. If you have recordings before the corrupt one you should be able to scroll very quickly past it and delete them now. Now the corrupt programme is at the bottom of the library list - you can't delete it but at least you can avoid it now...
Like I said far from ideal, but it works on mine. Still no word from Thomson. Hope this helps.
If you have a Thomson DT16300, here's a handy fix that address freeze ups, lack of reception and problems on your Hard Disk:
goto MENU screen
goto SETUP screen
goto HELP screen
At HELP screen, Enter 1397 - this accesses the engineer panel - you can
reformat the HDD in this menu - you will lose all recorded programmes
and planned recordings but it clears locked or corrupted files
OR - at the HELP screen, press the GREEN button
On the lower half of the screen youwill see 3 options:
Blue - Reformat HDD - clears all the memory/HDD - useful if you have a
corrupted file - you will lose all recorded programmes though
Red - reset the whole box to factory settings - good if you have a
locked box or reception problems or cannto scan for new channels. It
goes back to when you bought the box, so you will have to input
favourites and planned recordings again
Yellow - Software revert - allows you to go back to the previous
software driver - you may lose new functions, but you can always
restore it back again using the same feature