Is my Philips Ondigital box knackered or just rubbish!

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  1. RockStar

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    Hello...

    I use an old Philips Ondigital box to get Freeview/TUTV
    I used to think that the picture break-up I experience was caused by vehicles passing my house on the road outside.
    Now I'm not so sure. I seem to get this random break-up without any reason... sometimes half the picture freezes and half continues. Sometimes the sound stops completely... This can happen on any channel! (after I wait 10 seconds for the Philips to change) The weather makes no difference.
    I'm sure you all have experienced this at some time.

    I have had a wide band aerial fitted and I am in a Freeview area.

    This is my question...

    Would I benefit from upgrading my freeview receiver to a modern alternative and which model would you suggest I buy? (must have slot for top up)

    thx
     
  2. bobcar

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    If you are in a freeview area then you should not be getting these problems. Assuming that a tree hasn't grown up recently (or a large building) then you have a fault with either your aerial, cable or the box. A modern box will have a better EPG and may switch quicker however it will probably only fix the fault if the old box is faulty. Assuming that you can't borrow a box or try yours in a different system it may be cheaper in a first instance to buy a new box as a trial than pay someone to check your aerial.
     
  3. RockStar

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    thx Bobcar...
     

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