ok, I got the tv in jan 2011 & it started a few months ago for no good reason. first the picture freezes and there is no sound however the blue on indicator light remains constant even when the screen goes black. The green band only flashes for an instant as it goes from picture to black. It will then retune. It has done this 12 times with bbc 1 tonight while I was looking for my receipt. I changed to bbc 2 and it is the same. If I bring up the epg menu & change channel it freezes & retunes to the previous channel & not the one selected. It freezes a bit on stv but not nearly as bad as bbc
No there are no devices has built in freeview but I have never been able to get film 4 reception.Re. the epg when you change channel & it wont do it Ihave to switch tv off completely & start again. I did get a new ariel when we went digital & I read about colour coded ariels in my search for an answer but I would need to pay someone to go out on the roof to look. Blackhill transmitter 16 miles,Cathcart 1 mile.Manual tuning I get channels 41,44,46&47
I lose sound then it makes a cracking sort of sound sometimes with the green flash before the screen goes black, so I would say it physically shuts itself off. The red power light changes to blue when selecting a channel and as I said remains constant and therefore does not flicker.
Just away to try that & yes the menu came up,that works then the sound went,it froze again. Good old bbc 1.
yes,the logical conclusion is that it is the mainboard.No great surprise there then.Och well,it was only £149.50 & as I approach 70,I don't think I.m going to take up diy electronics anytime soon! Far too busy& I'll be looking for a new tv. Thank you for your advice.
no further questions. I bought a new tv.