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Recording from Tuner

Hi I cannot get my tuner to work whan i enter the timer mode it offers the options of scart etc instead of chanels i have tried switching the machine off also changing the scart the E3570 comes up on the display

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  • john7771 Apr 02, 2008

    Problem is it won't let me do anything I keep getting the error code it looks as if eveytime its swtiched on it starts recording to the HDD and locks everything out even unplugged it for a few days to see if that helped and re set to factory defaults with no luck

  • mikeharbour Jul 08, 2008

    Comment by mikeharbour, posted on Jul 08, 2008
    I had this error code E3750 and no freeview, tried the factory default restore and when it comes back on you do get the cahnce to change the clock - but.......... is still has no free view. I am taking it back to the shop.

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I would suggest using the programme guide on the tuner and setting the record up from there rather than trying to set up the whole thing from timer mode.

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