Question Panasonic DMR-EX83 Video Recorder not pick up any Freeview channels.


Novice Member
Hi guys,

I have had the Panasonic DMR-EX83 for about 6 years now and recently it has stopped allowing me to access any Freeview channels whatsoever.

When I go onto 'Setup -> Tuning', the bar called 'Signal Condition' is greyed out making it impossible to click on.

When I have tried to tune it by clicking on 'DVB Auto Setup by Signal Quality / by Region', the error message appears 'No stations found! please check aerial connection restart auto setup?'

In addition to this, when I try to tune in manually, it says 'No DVB channels found' and says that the signal quality and signal strength is both 0. I am able to access freeview on my TV, which makes me think that it is not a problem with the aerial.

I have replaced the coxial cable and this has not resolved my issues.

I would be most appreciative if anyone could offer me any suggestions.

Thank you in advance for your help,



Novice Member
Maybe it is the little micro-board that the aerial plugs into at the rear of unit.
Sounds like the old U81 fault where capacitor fails and stops freeview channels.
You can get the U81 fixed, there was some fella on E-Bay that would do it for you, as minute soldering of bits need doing.

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