It was trying to bring up a channel. There's not enough of a signal but it keeps trying. Meanwhile, it can't be turned off, can't be made to move to another channel, won't bring up the menu or anything. I unpluged it for several days but it's still doing the same thing. The screen is dark and there are flashes across the screen. The red no signal button is on.
I contacted Motorola about this. Sadly, here's their response:
Thank you for choosing Motorola. I apologize for the inconvenience you are having with your HDT.
I am sorry to inform you that this is a known failure status. If your box is displaying 0000, then it is broken and there is nothing that you can do about it. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Please contact us if you need further assistance with this matter. You can also visit our web site at www.motorola.com/broadband to access your user's guide and frequently asked questions about your product. You can also call us at 1-877-466-8646 option 2 for further assistance.
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Hi dillis1940I see you can not get ¾ channels, I am very sorry they are not showing. Thereare some things you can check when this happens, the first thing you will wantto do is unplug the receiver for 10 seconds and then after plugging it back init will reacquire the signal and download the program guide. If after that itdid not bring back the channels you will want to press the buttons ofMenu-6-1-1 and select Check Switch and TEST, after the test completes exit outof all menus and the receiver will reacquire the signal and download theprogram guide and you will have all your programming.
I'm delighted to report that all is now working.
I turned the recorder off at the mains electricity supply, left it off for several hours, switched it back on, searched for new digital channels, and it found them all :-) I had tried this before, but only left it disconnected for a few minutes, and clearly that wasn't enough.
unfortunately tramission has been changed and certain boxes have an auto tune process as a loop.
the box will work but you will have to deselect it everytime from time to time. i have the same problem with the same model.
idt59g i believe. its down to the local argos with another 20 pounds to get a newer one im afraid.
i did try to turn off the auto tune option but have had no luck
if you are getting signal of the proper strength and quality the cabling is good.the problem is the box trying to decode the signals.a lot of signals are encripted and have to be decoded by the box.if the box is not responding fast enough you will see bloches on the tv.if you see scrambled channel you are not payinfor that channel.and if you are paying for a channel and it comes up scrambled your box is not working correct.get your company to upgrade the box.