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Was this working before, or are you setting it up for the first time?
I'm sorry to hear that. Let's first reset the unit. Digital electronics can freeze, and since you have a digital tuner, there is a likelihood that it's just stuck.
When this unit is turned on and stopped.
1 Press [ OPEN/CLOSE] to open the disc tray.
2 Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the DVD drive.
3 Press and hold [REC] and (PLAY) on the main unit for about 5 seconds.
Be sure to use the buttons on the front of the unit, not on the remote. Tell me how it works.
The reset is to clear the digital processor of any error. If the reset doesn't work, that means there is a problem with the digital tuner, or there may be a problem with the broadcast. Give it a day or so, see if it clears up.
If you find that it doesn't come back, your other option is to connect a Sky box to the input, set Sky to the channel you wish to record, and set the timer on the recorder for the time that you want it to start. I know that's not ideal, but if your tuner is out, that's about all you can do.