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Channels keep locking

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Moosh, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Moosh

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    Hi all

    I've got a 505XDE and wanted to watch the 1 o'clock news on BBC 1 (digital). Everything was OK until about 5 minutes into the broadcast. The sound died and screen wasn't responding to the common commands on the remote contol i.e. channel up/down, volume up/down. However, the menu button and power functions were working.

    Anyway, I switched the screen off using the remote and switched it back on but the channel was still locked with no sound.

    Because the menu button was working I tried to retune it but got no retuning screen.

    So, I then cycled the power by the mains, switched the screen on and everything was working until I switched to BBC 1! The channel locked but WITH sound?! Another oddity occured. If I switched the screen off the sound was still being piped through my amp. Therefore, I can hear BBC 1 with the screen being off!

    Right, I cycled the power again, switched the screen on and tried a retune. It was scanning for channels but stops at 25% with 76 channels found.

    Power cycle, once more and just as long as I don't try BBC 1 or a retune then everything is fine!

    I know that the Freeview channels will be reordered - today I think.

    Before I call AVLand to have them take a look. Does anyone here know what's happening or how to rectify this? :lease:

    Cheers
    Moosh
     
  2. Moosh

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    I think I've fixed it. There were a couple of programmes that I had set the timer for. I've deleted those settings and it is now retuning (on the analogue part now).

    Will say if it has been successful or not.
     
  3. Moosh

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    That fixed it and I've got the reordered channel listings too. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Neil Fellows

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    How did you get it to re-tune? My 435XDE refuses to. When I had the same problem as you last night (yes, bbc1 was feeding sound to my amp with the screen off aswell!) my menu screen came up fine, but when I select DTV setup, it goes blank?
     
  5. Moosh

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    I switched it off at the mains, switched it back on and then powered the screen up. For some reason it went straight to ITV. That's when I checked the EPG to make sure that I didn't have any timers set, and then went to Auto Installation. The installation took a few minutes and when it was done, eveything worked again. As I said in the other thread, last night I experienced similar problems with the screen going black. I cycled the power and scanned for new software and then did an Auto Install.

    Everything now works. :)

    Moosh

    PS: Tested again just now and it's still fine.
     
  6. Neil Fellows

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    nice one, thanks for the info. I'll try the software update tonight and see if thats helps.
     

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