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I purchased Goodmans GFSAT200HD freesat receiver yesterday. I connected it to my dish and it worked correctly downloading software, stations etc as per Goodmans quick start up guide. The final part of this procedure was for the TV it was connected to to show that it had identified over 80 stations, which it did. At this stage the TV screen went blank, and there was no further response between the set top box and the TV. The light on the set top box showed that it was switched on but it was if the box had frozen in the off position. As the box is not responsive and there does not appear to be a reset button I dont know how to reactivate it. The menu has a facility to return the box to factory settings but as the box does not respond I cannot get the menu up. Even if the satalite signal was poor I would expect the menu to apear. Television Samsung 32" LCD HDMI/HDMI cable used Can You Help Please Regards Eric Russell Tele 02380253789 russell.fairwinds@talktalk.net

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