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Philips DTR220/05 digital freeview reciever not recieving anymore

Hey guys. for some reason, over night, this box has stopped recieving our previous full channel list and now only lets us watch bbc 1 and 2...nothing more! out of 72 previous channels.

restored back to factory settings, searched for software updates and still nothing.

its simply happened over night!

i know the information maybe a bit vague but thats all i can give at this time :(


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  • Spl1nt3r Feb 24, 2008

    i ran the first time instilation again, twice and had the same effect. (only found 6 channels, and 2 radio)

    i took out the signal amp from the aerial and splugged it directly into box, same reception. Plugged aerial into back of tv, crap picture but reception.

    so, this leave me wondering as weather it is something to do with a service issue.

    on the otehr hand, my housemate downstairs using a different freeview box, is having no problems apart from a few signal losses during viewing.


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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.

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  • David Simpson Feb 24, 2008

    If the reception is the same without the signal amp, then its possibly the amp at fault.

    Try your box on your housemates aerial point & TV.

    The Philips DTR210 & 220 both have a more sensitive tuner than older models, and so, should give best possible reception.


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