Thread: channel 40 problem
September 30th, 2012, 01:31 PM #1
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channel 40 problem
I have an odd problem recording freeview channel 40, Rocks & Co. It is quite simply that programmes on this channel do not always record.
I.e. Sometimes when I set to record a particular programme it does record and sometimes it does not. I do not have this problem with any other channel.
Does anyone else have this problem? Any idea what I might do about it?
September 30th, 2012, 01:48 PM #2
Sounds like a burnt out canooter diode. You're gonna have to buy a new one.
September 30th, 2012, 01:53 PM #3
Sounds more like the flip flop reversing diode thats hook to the modulated fluctuation transistor.
September 30th, 2012, 02:01 PM #4
Excuse the clueless replies from the commedians.
There are two solutions that come immediately to mind - power outages at the wrong times that interfere with your settings, or someone changing the settings from what you have them preventing the program from being copied.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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September 30th, 2012, 02:53 PM #5
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Thank you for your replies.
The canooter diode and modulated fluctation transistor are amusing but as I spent much of my working life in electronics and have never heard of them I think I'll give them a miss. Purely as a matter of interest don't you think that such "explanations" might be confusing to some people?
The power outages and altered settings may have some validity except that the failure to record has occurred when the programme I was trying to record was the one I was watching and this would also seem to cast doubt on the "altered settings" explanation. Also I would expect either of these explanations to have some effect on other channels.
I repeat my original question, has anyone else had a similar problem?
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September 30th, 2012, 04:16 PM #6
Purely as a matter of interest don't you think that some of the most basic of information would assist us in providing you proper "explanations"?
Such things as is this a VCR, a DVR, or HTPC? What is the model of the device? Who is your service provider and in what market?
To answer your repeated question; I have frequently had this problem with the canooter diode and it almost always occurs in electronics of unknown pedigree.
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September 30th, 2012, 06:45 PM #8
Try a full retune. I don't know which region you are in, but ours changed tunings twice this month, switching off the analogue channels.
I would also investigate to see if there is a software update available for your TV or set-top box.
As to the failed recording as you watched the channel, it could indicate a problem with your hard drive or memory stick, depending on which you use to record.
Maybe, if you have no recordings you want to save, you could try the built in disk reformat/housekeeping routines of your recorder?
To everyone else, this is U.K. digital terrestrial TV.
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September 30th, 2012, 08:00 PM #9
I for one completely understood everything in this thread. However Paul, I believe this is UNK digital extra-terrestrial TV."Sometimes life is just what we make it."
September 30th, 2012, 08:04 PM #10
There is certain programming on my Surewest bundle - internet, telephone, and TV, that won't record. They have the ability to "flag" certain programs so you can't record them.
Have you checked this possibility?
And are you recording other things at the same time causing a conflict, making the "box" choose priorities?
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September 30th, 2012, 08:55 PM #12
The channel in question is a jewellery shopping channel. I doubt they would use a protection flag on there. Programming clashes could be the cause, but they generally get flagged by the scheduling software on set-top boxes, and you get informed there is a clash and asked which channels you want to record.
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