Generally pretty pleased with the YouView setup, but just lately its started giving us problems. Sometimes the remote simply fails to work, and the only way to solve the problem appears to be to turn the YouView box completely off via the button at the rear and back on again. Today my wife was infuriated because whilst advancing a recorded programme to avoid adverts, the remote failed and she had to sit and watch the programme fastforwarding to a conclusion. When I had a look at it, the MyTv feature showed that we had no recordings, despite also telling us that the recording library was 90 percent full.
This issue was also sorted by turning the box off and on again.I've changed the batteries on the remote but its continued to fail occasionally.
Any ideas, anyone? Dying box, maybe?
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This does seem to be an occasional Youview software problem both on the Huawei and Humax boxes. As you say it is erratic so very hard to reproduce. After the restart what is your disc showing as used? If it is really full this could be causing a problem.
If it is happening frequently or is annoying you then it is probably worth trying a Maintenance Reset as follows (this will keep your recordings) :
Turn the box off, then unplug power lead for a couple of minutes.
Re plug in power .
You will then need to reset your personal settings (such as parental controls / RF loop through / Surround Sound etc.) and also reset your scheduled recordings (might be worth taking a note of future recordings before doing this so you don’t miss any).
It is also a good idea to restart your router once you have done this.
Thanks very much for that. The problem at first occured perhaps once a week, but its now happening daily so I need to do something to address it. The box is also becoming slower to respond to the remote, and that again can be a source of some frustration.
The recording library shows the disc 90 per cent full both before and after a restart, but we have had another problem recently with programmes being only partially recorded, so maybe it was nearer to being full than the display indicated. I'll have a clearout and make it nearer 50 per cent.
I'll then give your suggested solution a go and report back to the Community on the outcome
Well, I did that reset. Pretty straightforward, though of course its too soon to tell whether its worked.
However it did create a couple of additional problems which (hopefully) appear to have sorted themselves out.
On the first YouView box restart after the reset, I couldn't access TCM, which is a channel I watch quite a lot. So I disconnected the power lead, reset the router and restarted the box. This time TCM came up, but when I went to change channels the box simply refused to respond, apart from showing the new channel number on the TV screen. So I restarted everything again, and this time all seems to be OK.
I'll update once I know whether the reset has solved the problem as originally posted above.
I'm pleased that it worked (hopefully !!!!) The 90% full disc wouldn't have helped speedwise as the box loads them all !!
One thing that I haven't added, as a lot of customers don't have boost channels, is to go to 301 where you will be asked to set up channels. If you go to "More TV" and select something from there, the system will check for all of your subscriptions and purchases.
Unfortunately there's still a problem, albeit it a different one to that I originally posted about. It's something that didn't occur prior to the maintenance reset.
I turned on the box and TV about an hour ago but left them on standby. Just now I powered them both up using the remote. Having done this I was able to access the channel guide, the channel numbers were displaying on the screen but there was no picture on any channel.
I powered off the box using the button on the back, then switched it back on again and now all is normal. Any idea what's wrong? Thanks.
I have escalated this for OCE support.
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Your router was running v1.22 firmware, and this has contributed to some TV issues in certain circumstances so I've updated the router to the latest firmware V2.00t
I've also noticed a large spike in downstream errored seconds, so I've reet the port and also optimised DLM on the line now the new firmware is in place, lets see if this makes things run a little smoother.
I've had a poke around the TV Box logs and am not seen anything out of the ordinary, all settings and levels look normal.
Run with the new firmware for a couple of days and see if the problems continue.
Might as well keep up to date, even though its only hours since we last discussed the issue.
I switched on the TV and box at the wall socket yesterday afternoon, left them on standby and didn't actually turn them on using the remote on till about two hours later. Same issue: blank screen with the channel number in the corner, and turning the box off and then on again using the buttons at back and front solved the problem.
This morning there's no sign of that particular issue so far, but the pictures on some channels have been breaking until the equipment is warmed up.
V1.22 firmware had an issue where it would drop the connection to some devices if it lost access to our ACS server and then tried to reconnect. We resolved this issue in the later firmware, and so far have seen a great improvement in connectivity issues, especially to the TV box. V2 firmware has addressed many issues and all feedback has been really positive.
A further update, Karl.
Since posting earlier on, I watched channel 20 (Drama) for about half an hour, changed to the BBC News channel and was confronted with a blank screen and channel number, no sound or picture.
Turning the box off at the back and on again has solved the problem, but there's clearly something still wrong.
Many thanks for that.
I've been using an ethernet cable directly connected between router and box ever since we received our YouView equipment, and there's never been a problem like this until the maintenance reset the other day.
Just one thing, I noticed that you said "I switched on the TV and box at the wall socket yesterday afternoon". Ideally the TT box should be left permanently connected and in standby mode at all times unless you are going away for say a week or so as a number of updates are sent overnight and it puts less stress on the box components because when it starts up from having been unplugged it goes through a number of checks and processes before being ready for use.
The same applies to the router which also should be left on at all times as if it gets disconnected often this will show up as errors/faults and could slow down your speeds.