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Panasonic DVD Recorder - Digital tuner stopped working

My Panasonic DVD (HDD) recorder has suddenly stopped receiving any digital signals. I have a seperate freeview box running through the same aerial, which works fine, so it's not a lack of signal from the transmitter. When I run the auto-tune facility on the DVD recorder, it now only picks up the analogue signals - it won't pick up any digital signals, neither radio nor TV. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    I had the same problem! I have the singnal connected to a digital converter box, to the recorder, and then to the tv. the digital channels work ok on the tv from the converter box. However, they do not work on the recorder.

  • Veloclaud Jun 03, 2008

    Thanks for your post, Guest - in fact my machine sorted itself out in a few days and has been working ok since - so I'm sorry I can't offer any advice!

  • Ray L Aug 01, 2008

    Same problem. The digital stations stopped working, I tried to reset the unit twice, scanning for stations using setup each time, and it didn't find any digital stations where it had a whole bunch just a day ago.

  • stanolie Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem with DMR-EX85EB, no digital signal,

    analogue signal OK. Have tried all the usual, factory reset Etc

    but still no digital signal.

    Can anyone help with a solution.

    Stan.G

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I also have the same problem and am considering sending back to Panasonic!

    Really don't know what to do.



  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I have a DMR-EZ48VEB and it has the same problem. On my TV remote i have 4 channels but on my video remote I have 1, 2 and just a few obscure channels.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    I HAVE THIS PROBLEM TOO. EVERYTHING WAS WORKING FINE ONE DAY THEN NO DIGITAL STATIONS. RE DID SET UP CAN'T EVEN FIND THE CHANNELS NOW. TV WORKING PERFECTLY OFF THE SAME AERIAL WITH ALL DIGITAL CHANNELS. WHY IS THIS?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    It is a Bush B500DTR DV3 Freeview Digital HDD Recorder. The remote control which is needed to do anything on it has never worked properly and I have struggled with it for a long time it has become more and more impossible to use and I need a replacement

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    box is puttinchannels subtitles on & off whatever button I press. cant get on to library or tv guide. Also mute keeps coming on.

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Is your recorder hooked up to the new convert box for digital antenna reception?
I am currently researching the convert boxes for my dvd recorder. I found that some dvd recorders already have digital converter boxes already installed. This might be the case for you.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

I had the same problem! I have the singnal connected to a digital converter box, to the recorder, and then to the tv. the digital channels work ok on the tv from the converter box. However, they do not work on the recorder.

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