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Hi i was given a philips dtr 1500 freeview box but when the time hits 22.00pm all the channels become locked and ask for a pin code the people i got it off dont ever recall putting a code in so now im in a pickle so if there is anyone out there who could possibly help me i would appreciate it thanks x

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Same problem with Channel 71 CBeebies. Tried rescanning which worked initially for a few weeks but it's back and rescanning does not fix the problem now.

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can you try a external antenna on it?

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Had same problem. Remedy is to put digibox back to factory reset. Dis-connect from mains. Keep pressing + button on front panel as you re-connect to mains. Red LED will be on, when orange LED blinks release + button. briefly press + button. You have solid red LED and blinking red LED. Enter code 9 9 0 0, by remote blinking LED will show green. Wait a few minutes and the instalation page will appear on screen. Go to update and start as you did before and C5 should be installed. Hope that helps.
Dave

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Thanks for the info. You didn't state the manufacturer but I think you must mean the Philips DTR1500/05.

The official advice when a retune has not turned out as expected is to try again at least twice, but from experience I'd add the advice that you should do so at different times of the day.

There are some boxes which are known to have problems with the retune; yours is not on the official list but the channel numbering details which you've given do confirm that it's primarily a problem with your receiver and not with your aerial system or reception quality.

There is no user fix for this. All you can do is to contact Philips directly, but your box is a 2003 model and no longer supported by the manufacturer. OnDigital/ITV Digital/Freeview technical standards have evolved a great deal since then as one operator replaced another and many earlier chipsets have been found to be incompatible.

Contact Philips by all means, but I think that you may be better off investing the £20 or so needed to buy a newer receiver. If it helps, yours uses a lot more power than the newest models so you will make some energy savings and your box was only designed with around a five year maximum expected lifespan anyway.

Sorry I can't give you a more positive or encouraging answer. See the web address below which will show examples of other models with similar or worse issues to your own.

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Hi,
At lunch time today all freeview boxes have to re-tuned so you will get channel 5 and ready for HDTV.
Some old boxes according to sources are packing up altogether so you have to keep this in mind.
You can re-tune your freeview box using your OSD (on-screen display) and locate re-tune.

If you are unsure how to re-tune the box which many people are having problems with please visit this website for a guide for your model box >>>>





http://www.tvretune.co.uk/







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