No Signal alert on screen


Novice Member
On a couple of occasions this year when attempting to record a TV programme on my DVD/VCR no programme is recorded. All I get is a black screen with the name of the TV channel at the bottom & the words 'No Signal'. To overcome this I have to do a factory reset & re-tune the DVD/VCR then all is OK. There seems to be no particular reason for this, e.g. I set player to record a programme at 22.30 hrs on Sunday & another at 6am on Monday. The Sunday prog recoreded OK but not Monday's. Is this problem caused by Digital TV and/or Freeview as I've only noticed this problem in recent years.


Distinguished Member
Fault, age of the kit. Most PVRs will occasionally fail, for many reasons, but if you’re getting failures at the same time of day then it’s either something to do with transmitter work or something external causing interference. Check your cables, latest firmware, that you haven’t got channels from more than one transmitter stored, that kind of thing.

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