Question about TV Receivers & DVRs

2 Answers

Freeview box (Duraband)

Can recieve itv2+1 but can't get itv2.Plus my ordinary channels are not too great. I've changed the aerial twice now with no avail.
Thankyou Sandra

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 25 Answers
Re: freeview box (Duraband)

To check the signal strength when tuning in any STB during the scan under "instalation menu" the will be a scale indecating the signal strenght its only a idecation so it should show over say 75% and if you can then receive channel 5 the aerial is OK

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers
Re: freeview box (Duraband)

Hi Sandra , it could be poor signal ,worth trying another box on your aerial , also the aerial lead could cause this even the one from the wall plate to the Freeview box ,if your analogue picture is snowy then I would suspect the aerial have you looked for a signal strength meter in the menu , might show how good the signal is
hope this helps
cheers John

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Freeview probs

can you try a external antenna on it?

Jun 19, 2008 | TV Receivers & DVRs

1 Answer

Just took possession of a teac 22 inch flat screen and we dont know how to get in to freeview we have no instructions,also do we need an indoor aerial

you need any type of aerial which ever one you have recieved channels off in the past and on the remote it should have a button like and AV button which switches from normal tv to freeview

Mar 18, 2010 | TV Receivers & DVRs

1 Answer

Problems withthe digital switchover and retuning my freeview box!

There are a few problems turning up as a result of the update. Do a factory settings on the box if it has the option to do so. Be aware of the actual transmitter you are on and the channels/frequencies it uses so when tuning you know whether its finding channels at the bottom, middle or top of the band. Sometimes you may need to unplug the aerial upto or after a particular channel to stop the box tuning unwanted transmitters. If you are picking more than 1 transmitter up you will often get extra channels in wrong locations

Nov 06, 2009 | Philips TV Receivers & DVRs

1 Answer


Thanks for the info. You didn't state the manufacturer but I think you must mean the Philips DTR1500/05.

The official advice when a retune has not turned out as expected is to try again at least twice, but from experience I'd add the advice that you should do so at different times of the day.

There are some boxes which are known to have problems with the retune; yours is not on the official list but the channel numbering details which you've given do confirm that it's primarily a problem with your receiver and not with your aerial system or reception quality.

There is no user fix for this. All you can do is to contact Philips directly, but your box is a 2003 model and no longer supported by the manufacturer. OnDigital/ITV Digital/Freeview technical standards have evolved a great deal since then as one operator replaced another and many earlier chipsets have been found to be incompatible.

Contact Philips by all means, but I think that you may be better off investing the £20 or so needed to buy a newer receiver. If it helps, yours uses a lot more power than the newest models so you will make some energy savings and your box was only designed with around a five year maximum expected lifespan anyway.

Sorry I can't give you a more positive or encouraging answer. See the web address below which will show examples of other models with similar or worse issues to your own.

Oct 08, 2009 | TV Receivers & DVRs

1 Answer

I can get channels 1 to 4 can't get channel 5 and no freeview

Hi, I had the same problem, try removing your aerial from the box - retuning and saving so it blanks out all previous channels and then reattaching the aerial and doing another retune, this worked for me. Good luck.....

Oct 06, 2009 | TV Receivers & DVRs

1 Answer

Freeview box

After scanning the box should save the channel automatically. If the box does not save the preset after scanning channels, then it is probably faulty.
Some box has a pinhole reset button at the back, if you have this reset button keep it pressed with a pencil for 10 seconds to reset the freeview box.
If it does not work, the nbox is probably faulty.

With freeview you only pay for few scrambled channels, the most of them are free and do not need any additional fee.

Freeview is not available in all areas, check that you have freeview in your location, and that aerial is well connected to the box, otherwise not finding channels is normal.

Sep 05, 2008 | TV Receivers & DVRs

1 Answer

Sky upstairs

Yes on the back of the box there is a RF2 output...

run a coaxil aerial cable from there to your required TV, you then need to tune the 2nd tv to the sky box.

You can also buy a 'Magic Eye' and a 'extra remote' this will allow you to change channels from the second destination with only 1 digi box.

Down point is that you have to watch the same channel on both tv's.

a second card and box and a dual LNB will allow you to watch seperate channels.

Jul 20, 2008 | TV Receivers & DVRs

1 Answer

Philips DTR220/05 digital freeview reciever not recieving anymore

If the box is still receiving some channels, then the box is probably not at fault.

If you have done the full "First time Installation" rather than search for new channels, then eithe the aerial, connection or signal is likely to be to blame.

There have been several changes with the Freeview service over the last few months, and there will be more in the run up to analogue switch off.

In some cases, channels have moved, and in other cases the service has been switched off for a short period, low power etc.

Check the aerial on a standard analogue signal, if the quality is poor, then this rules out the box.

Feb 23, 2008 | TV Receivers & DVRs

Not finding what you are looking for?
TV Receivers & DVRs Logo

Related Topics:

116 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top TV Receivers & DVRs Experts

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2267 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66413 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Are you a TV Receiver and DVR Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides