Box defaulting to Channel 168 BBC Alba

Steve Stifler

Well-known Member
Switching the box on today we found it was tuned to 168, BBC Alba. No body in the house watches this. Just now, thinking it was on BBC One HD (143), it turned out the be 168 again and causing a recording conflict.

Anybody had strange issues with the box seeming to choose a channel by itself?


Novice Member
Do you have a sky gnome? If you do then someone close by may have one as well that is using the same frequency so it is changing your box when they change their own.

Of you don't have a sky gnome then you may be picking up an IR signal from somewhere else, try covering the IR sensor on your box and see if the issue still happens.

Steve Stifler

Well-known Member
Thanks Hedgehog
No gnome, but will try covering the IR sensor. Don't think local residents are close enough to be sending rouge signals to my box, but they do have Sky. Never happened in 3 years at this address.

168 is one channel shy of 169, BBC HD, but still don't understand it. Have another box in a different room and no issues with that box. Hopefully just a temporary glitch.

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