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TV screen will display "Digital channel is encrypted"

On certain channels thru the DRC8335 model our TV screen will display "Digital channel is encripted" Is there something that can be done to view that channel? This has happend to a channel we were able to view.

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  • hstein53 Jan 07, 2009

    Is there a process that adjusts this error?

  • Jeralynn Crumb
    Jeralynn Crumb Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same problem and channel that my other tv gets is displaying as encrypted on my Durabrand tv. I'd love an answer beside buying a new tv.

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SOURCE: Cannot get freeview anymore

it sounds like it is a signal problem check all conections to arial also if your signal has gone week you will have trouble picking it up but first check all cables and conectors if this dont solve problem then the problem might be that where the arial plugs into the digital box this might have a bad solder or circuit problem just make sure all cables and connections are secure does it let you see the signal strengt in the setup mode some do some dont let me know how you get on

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SOURCE: Can not save television channels

Send it back and get your money

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SOURCE: how to record digital tv thru reocrder

You need to go into the menu and set the "av-2 out put" to DTV, that should solve the problem, remembering to connect the "in" scart on the recorder to AV-2 on the tv.If there is only 1 scart on the recorder it will be a 2 way connection, sending and recieving a signal.

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SOURCE: Cannot get any digital channels since local digital switch over

The official line on this is that you should try and retune again, but there are some Panasonic models with similar model numbers to yours which have been specifically identified as having incompatibility problems with the Freeview retune.

However, your model is definitely not one which appears on the problem list, so it's worth checking that your aerial wasn't misaligned or damaged during the gales last weekend. In addition the Winter Hill transmitter is currently undergoing work until December which will significantly boost the digital signal and give it HDTV capability, so your box may have have been knocked out of kilter if the current digital service was temporarily operating at restricted capacity. Digital signals are by their nature much weaker than analogue tv and if you have a marginal aerial system which has been up for many years and which feeds a number of televisions in the house then it's definitely a good idea to see about upgrading your aerial system.

The difference in actual parts costs between a top spec aerial system and a poor one are surprisingly low, it's also easily possible with careful design and installation to get a better performance with poor parts than you can get with a poorly designed and installed system using top quality parts. One thing does hold true though: a well designed and installed system using poor parts will only last a few years before needing serious attention but a proper job can last up to thirty years.

If you're sure about your aerial system and retuning does not help, then you'll need to contact Panasonic directly. The first web address below will give you their contact number along with a list of Freeview boxes with known retune issues. A second web address which I've given takes you to an excellent Sheffield based tv aerial company which has an incredibly informative website.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/01_10_09_freeview2.pdf

http://www.aerialsandtv.com/index.html#ATVinfo

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