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Topic # 28928 16-Dec-2008 14:44
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I had a random channel appair last night between TV3 and C4. It was blank but had a box with Sony written inside it. I had to rescan the channels to get rid of it. Has anyone else come across this?


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  Reply # 184543 16-Dec-2008 14:59
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Yes this showed up on my ET box over the last weekend as well.  Is the firmware update to the sony inbuilt freeview tuner tv's and there has been one in the past for the official Zinwell box as well.

On the ET I do not think (maybe wrong) that you can delete/skip a stored channel?  Just have to rescan at a point where it's not being broadcast.  On my ET I found some channels stuffed up and required a rescan, not just a reboot, after I had changed to this channel.  Now not sure if it is this, haven't done enough testing yet, but it was a pain in the as for me.  Channels would freeze for 5 seconds, then work for a bit and then freeze again.  Essentially though it shouldn't hurt that you have picked it up, just more inconvenience is all.



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  Reply # 184548 16-Dec-2008 15:08
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I just did a rescan and that seemed to get rid of it.
It didn't freeze up my Draco though, thankfully. I just went into the menu, did a rescan and it solved the problem.
Pain if this happens with every update though!!!

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  Reply # 184552 16-Dec-2008 15:13
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butlerboy: I just did a rescan and that seemed to get rid of it.
It didn't freeze up my Draco though, thankfully. I just went into the menu, did a rescan and it solved the problem.
Pain if this happens with every update though!!!


Is the Draco the Freeview certified box? I have not noticed anything unusual with my DSE box. Maybe this is another of the downsides with the non-certified boxes?

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  Reply # 184560 16-Dec-2008 15:41
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Draco is certified, ET box isn't certified.


List of currently certified receivers is on the Freeview site here




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  Reply # 184563 16-Dec-2008 15:42
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Yes. It's the Draco HDTV5500 which is cerified.

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  Reply # 184568 16-Dec-2008 16:02
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sbiddle:

List of currently certified receivers is on the Freeview site here

Ha, check out those RRP dollars!
Funny the spread given roughly they all do the same thing and all come from China.

You'll find these updates being broadcast every once in a while and you'll be stuck with it in your channel list until you rescan when it's not being broadcast, which is nuisance value only, no biggy.



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  Reply # 184573 16-Dec-2008 16:30
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Yeah I see they have my Draco for $409. I didn't pay anywhere near that!!!

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