I had already tried that to no avail. It's my standard cure for when the box freezes, as my old pace box used to do. I have just reset the box before reading your email and that so far seems to have worked, but it could go wrong again tomorrow. I am doing a test timer record later tonight because it failed on 3 recordings today. I don't usually have trouble on playback, but recordings often fail - channels 9, 14,19, 21 and 24.
I will let you know the situation tomorrow afternoon.
Just to let you know that the problem seems to have been cured. The epg is back to normal and stable, and 3 test records (channels 17, 2 and 5) were successful. If a recording tonight on ch. 9 takes, that will be brilliant since ch.9 has never previously worked in over 3 years.
Please let me know if I owe you anything more, and thank you.