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# 47564 11-Nov-2009 19:07
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ok has anyone here got one and do you suffer from any of these symptoms ??

1: Random resets
2: Random Lockups
3: Chanels not changing pressing the ch up/down changes chanel number on but not actually changing the chanel
4: Picture Freezing but still have sound

this is the second settop box from Havey Normans to do this they thought it might be that the signal is crappy, have tried another brand sat reciver and guess what no lockups or resets at all for a week and the hills box being used elsewhere has done it 2 or 3 times already.

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  # 272438 12-Nov-2009 16:11
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so noone here has ever had a problem with there hills HSM0075

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  # 272576 13-Nov-2009 01:17
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Athlonite: so noone here has ever had a problem with there hills HSM0075


Hi Athlonite,

Maybe no-one on the forum uses a Hills HSM0075! - or if they do then they're the lucky people who got a good one!

I have come across numerous faulty Hills HSM0075 receivers and several users who've thrown them away in disgust and bought another brand. In addition to your problems another common one is that the pix come up in black & white for a second or so each time you change channels.

They seem to give more trouble off a Sky dual LNB for some reason (even when the dish and LNB are perfectly aligned).

However, I also have customers who have been happily watching their Hills receiver for over two years without any problems at all!

So, I guess, my suggestion is to try a couple more from Harvey Norman before pulling the plug.

Cheers,  Wild Bill.

 
 
 
 


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  # 272617 13-Nov-2009 08:34
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Athlonite: ok has anyone here got one and do you suffer from any of these symptoms ??

1: Random resets
2: Random Lockups
3: Chanels not changing pressing the ch up/down changes chanel number on but not actually changing the chanel
4: Picture Freezing but still have sound


1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. Kinda - Picture freezing but no sound.

The HSM075 is a piece of junk - I replaced it with a Strong box and my only regret is that I should have done it earlier instead of putting up with the Hills crap for so long.



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  # 272759 13-Nov-2009 14:59
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Thanks guys was beginin to think i was going mad as this is the second box i'll take it back and get something else instead

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  # 274278 18-Nov-2009 17:26
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Hi,
I have had exactly all those problems you have listed. I bought mine just over a year ago and just put up with it ever since the problems appeared about 4 months into it. All this time the signal quality has been good. I am so fed-up with it now because after it asked to be allowed to download updated software, I had more grief and that has persisted even after I did a reset. I want to take it back because it now can't seem to lock onto a good quality signal even though the signal strength is high. I don't know what my chances will be because JB HiFi will want a receipt........



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  # 274288 18-Nov-2009 18:06
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I've never had it do that "it asked to be allowed to download updated software" as far as i was aware there is no new firmware/software for it

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  # 274307 18-Nov-2009 19:47
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Just seen this thread. I have one of these boxes and do experience all of those problems, but not very often. Having said that the random resets do appear to have picked up in frequency lately.

I've always assumed it's an overheating problem - the cabinet the receiver is in doesn't have a lot of room. Whenever there's been a problem, I've found the unit has been quite hot. I tend to always have the cabinet door ajar because of this, even when I'm not watching TV and maybe that's why I've had a low incidence of problems.

One thing which has annoyed me from time-to-time is the unit no longer loading an EPG. The only way I've been able to fix it is via a factory reset. My unit is probably 2.5 years old.

 
 
 
 




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  # 275085 22-Nov-2009 02:13
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ah well i have good news Harvey Normans are going to replace this peice of junk with an zinwell box just gotta wait for it to arrive early next week as they only had a bunch of DVB-t boxs in stock

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  # 275206 22-Nov-2009 15:40
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Athlonite: ah well i have good news Harvey Normans are going to replace this peice of junk with an zinwell box just gotta wait for it to arrive early next week as they only had a bunch of DVB-t boxs in stock

I got the impression that Zinwell boxes were not much better? (although I have never owned one).



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  # 275227 22-Nov-2009 17:15
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gotta be better than the piece of crap i have now



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  # 281257 10-Dec-2009 17:40
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haha even better news HN have given us a DishTV S7070 STB as the wait for next to get a zinwell was going to take to long, we even get a $20 credit woo hoo and the best part NOT ONE bleeding lockup or reset YEAH

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  # 281417 11-Dec-2009 09:46
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Hey well done. The S7070 has the HDMI out and upscaling doesn't it? plus PVR to usb drive I think. Let us know how you get on with it please. Cheers.



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  # 281586 11-Dec-2009 17:08
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ahhh no sorry no hdmi or pvr to usb drive are you sure your thinking of the same stb this one only has the standard scart x2, component , and RF out

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  # 282142 14-Dec-2009 09:54
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Sorry, was thinking 7050 model. Cheers.



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  # 282507 15-Dec-2009 01:40
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i just looked that model up damn now im bummed wish i had of know you can get this before saying yes to the swap i'd have asked for one of those instead the hdmi upscaling would have been a really nice feature to have

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