robjg63: Hi Again,
Just wondering - As I mentioned earlier I updated my firmware to 1.05 today.
Since then the unit has hung up several times and made a loud peeeping sound - sometimes it has rebooted itself and one time I had to power it off because it just sat there making this loud peeping noise and wouldnt do anything else. A couple of those times was when I was in the EPG.
This isnt normal behaviour for an ET box is it?
I think your initial suspescion that your box is faulty may be true. Return it for an exchange.
Don't judge the ET yet, if the next one is the same then start worrying.
Peter (the wholesaler) is very good about swapping faulty units.
I can assure you that a normal box works very well.
By the way, the peeping on the one I had that did similar things was caused by a bad fly lead from the wall to the unit. Worked great almost all the time, but at one stage I moved the unit and got pixelation and sound peeps, lockups and other issues. After MUCH frustration and speaking to Peter, I swapped the lead for a brand new one (cut the ends off the faulty one) and now the unit has gone 2 weeks without being powered off or put into standby, no sound breakup and only pixelation caused by a cabling problem that I am rewiring the house to fix (S=100% Q=20%). Funny thing was that I tested the signal and BER and it was all fine, the faulty fly lead didn't show any problems, only showed up later.
The ET seems to be very sensitive to cabling and signal quality.