Sky lockups/freezes help please

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  1. spudgun

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    I have an Anstrad DRX400 digibox, which i have had from new (installed December 2002), it has been working flawlessly up until a month ago. Now, i get the occasional 'glitch' in the picture and occasionally this leads to the picture freezing and locking up whilst the sound continues to play. Changing the channel is sufficient for the box to start working again.

    I have tried the usual removal/cleaning of viewing cards, updating software and nothing seems to be working.

    Does anyone else have any suggestions?

    Many thanks for any help offered

    Spud
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    Possible causes :

    1. Faulty tuner in the Sky box (can be repaired, but probably not worth it)
    2. Faulty LNB on the dish
    3. Faulty cabling between dish & LNB
     
  3. spudgun

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    Thank you for your kind advice, other than changing equipment (which could turn out to be expensive) is there anything else i can do to eliminate any of the possibilities?

    Many thanks

    Spud
     
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    if you subscribe to more than two premium channels ie sports and movies, ring up and cancel your subscription. be adament until they offer the sky plus for 49 quid deal, then you get sky plus, a new box and lnb with a new 12 month guaratee, only downside you have to sign up for an extra 12 months, unless you were thinking of cancelling anyway no probs
     
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    Thanks for the advice, unfortunately, i only subscribe to one premium channel (sports) so wouldn't be able to take advantage of the offer
     

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