Thank you for your reply. I did reset the microprocessor (this is what I meant when I said that I had reset to default settings) as you describe.
When I then tried to tune in the DAB stations again after doing this it did something I did not recognise from a prior tune in and ended after about 10-20 seconds saying 30 stations. It did not seem to be a new search and find tune. I cannot remember the exact wording on the screen (I am away from home at the moment so I cannot redo this) At a guess it was searching on the existing system and not the airwaves if that makes sense. After this it showed the Absolute station and if asked to move on went to search but never found anything. It seemed to be stuck. Coming out of that left me with Absolute again.
Is this something that you would recognise?
I have tried to reset the machine. I left the power unplugged overnight and this made no difference.
There does not appear to be anything different in the area. I have another dab radio in the bedroom and it is ok. The only change has been the arrival of a BT vision box.
I have since discovered that the ipod connection is not working either. It is set up and the display is ok in browse mode but there is no sound. All connections ok.
Any final comment?
Thank you for the reply. It is disappointing that for all practical purposes these systems are throw away.