I have a problem that seems to be on going with Freeview Boxes.
I have 3 Freeview boxes bought at different times over a few years, a Hauppage, a Phillips and a Wharfedale HDD/DVD with integrated Freeview. They all seem to suffer the same problem in that they crash/lock up probably about once a week, usually when they are on standby or overnight. This is not too much of a problem with the stand alone boxes but if the HDD/DVD recorder freezes any recording programmed just doesn't happen. The problem is easily remedied by switching the power off and on, which resets the box.
Is this a common problem with these boxes? Any ideas would be appreciated.
The signal usually shows as excellent although there have been occasions when it shows as poor.(We live in Norwich and get our signal from Tacolnston).I do not have a wideband aerial just a normal one but with an amplifier. Could this be the problem? Although when I lived in London just a few miles from Crystal Palace our main problem was too strong a signal and had to use attenuators and had the same problem.
I have found that certainly with stand alone boxe they have a tendency to overheat if not switched off periodicly, Unless I need to leave mine on they get switched of every night, have not had any trouble since.