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Freeview Box :(

I have technika freeview box and recently when i try to watch tv through it it keeps flicking between the AV channel and channel 48 on my T'V. There's only one or two channels that work (i.e it will stay on the channel rather than flicking between it and another). However, the channels that do work seem to be random as sometimes i can watch a whole programme but other times it will start changing channel mid way through. Any suggestions??

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    Hum.. don't have any energy saving lamps in my house. Could be it anything else?

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This kind of interference can often be caused by remote pick up from energy saving lamps.

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