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  • Hi @tawaro, Welcome to the forum. Have you checked if you can get other channels ok? How about QVC ch16 and Quest on ch12, all part of same multiplexer (channels are grouped into multiplexes from transmitter) Have you checked signal strength/quality on Youview box? This can be done via settings menu and also try testing…
  • Hi @mrshgoodwin13, Welcome to the forum. Spot on advice from @Stevef_fr8ys. The one advantage with the Smart tv having a USB recording facility, is having an extra recordable tv tuner. So if the Youview pvr is recording 2 channels & you want to record 3rd channel that you are watching on main tv, you can do this, but you…
  • Looks terrible on smartphone! Just tried using it. Is this here for the foreseeable future or just a nightmare and I'm just dreaming? John L
  • Agree with most of what you mention, but I feel sorry for anyone not that confident with technology. I am happy in switching between different devices: Freesat, Freeview, Youview to watch some channels on Freesat that are in HD and only SD on Youview/Freeview, and vice versa, but my elderly mother will only want to stay on…
  • @Sarah, Youview won't be the same without you! 5 years seem to have flown along. All the best with your next venture. John L
  • I assumed @mandy63 was talking about Youview box in 1st message and not her router, but good points @Roy. A bit of confusion here @mandy63, if you are on a contract with BT/Talktalk, you should have contacted them a while back as you are paying for their service/support. Have you checked that your enthernet (broadband)…
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No problem @mandy63. Hopefully you will get it fixed for the Weekend. John L
  • Hi @mandy63, Well you could try a maintenance mode OPTION 2 (to KEEP recordings) & see if this works. Top of this page, type in "maintenance mode" under the search bar for help/support. You will then be guided to a detailed instruction for your model & more importantly what to do. Take your time. Once you get the knack,…
  • Hi @brucehogg, What steps have you done so far to check connections? Have you done any resets/unplugged/turned off/back on again to see if this fixes problem? Could be simple bug in the boxes's firmware. Have you tried checking that your router is working ok. Also if you use Powerline adaptors are they all working…
  • Hi @mandy63, Welcome to the forum. What steps have you tried so far? When you mention no internet for months . . . my first thought is . . . how long!? I would have been frustrated with no internet & no recordings & wanted it fixed asap. Glad you found this forum. Have you tried unplugging Youview pvr & seeing if it…
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Hi @shedder, Have you tried turning box off? If this doesn't work do a 8 second soft reset by pressing power button and see if this works. If still problems, then try a maintenance reset option 2. (How do I do this, I hear you ask . . . Top of this page, type maintenance mode under the help/support search bar.…
  • Good morning @Davely68, Welcome to the forum. Wouldn't it be great if Youview added a setting to turn off messages, but as much as it is annoying you, there is a reason and until solved, will keep reappearing. A simple check to do is check your signal strength/quality via Youview TV settings menu for a wide range of…
  • Hi @TomW, Yes you are quite correct. I already knew this, but was experimenting with the macros on universal remotes had found something useful. Thought is was a good idea to share rather than anyone purchasing an extra remote. But ever better! @robin0800 had a even better suggestion with direct code. It's amazing! Thank…
  • Hi @roy & @robin0800, Yes, indeed it does work! Only just retested on one of the remotes. The method I first tried with macro you need to plan your keystrokes, it then takes you through the menu stages, so slight lag, but using @robin0800 's suggestion is immediate response directly to my TV page. Even better! Have to see…
  • Hi @robin0800, Which model of remote are you using? The 994 code from my instructions for Urc-7556 & urc-8350 (uses 995 instead) is for adding missing keys to remote, it doesn't provide shortcut to take you directly to my TV menu. I know the newer current remote models have mode button + also have watch mode on them. Also…
  • Hi @tenchman, Welcome to the forum. There are many posts about Sony TV's and I think you will find that you can't do both. You are not alone, Sony have designed a TV with Youview tuner as an option only found when you tick options during setup (correct if I am wrong anyone who has a recent Sony TV), or you have the other…
  • Just seen another of your earlier posts @robin0800 and I think there is slight confusion here? 00249 refers to the main general device code that one for all supply for Youview box, for all functions. This is not related to being able to create a macro as I have mentioned earlier. The macro creates a shortcut button to save…
  • Hi @robin0800, Can you explain how this works? The one for all remotes have either 4 or 5 number codes for the main device code for entire functions or you can programme keys by the learning mode. Does 00249 act as a learning mode so that when you press a button learnt by remote, it then takes you directly to my TV? Which…
  • That's a shame @Roy Maybe contact One for all support & see if they can help you. The link I gave you states that it is able to do macros. It does take a bit of pratice to get the marco to work correctly. For your remote, I guess setup is same as Magic button, if you press your setup button until it blinks twice, it should…
  • Hi @roy, I have tried it on 2 of the One for All remotes and they use the Magic key. Yes Roy, I think you need to use Setup key instead: How can I set up a macro on my Contour remote? (oneforall.com) Might be worth looking on their website if you need more help. Worth a try. Enjoy! John L
  • Good morning @exmouthpete, Welcome to the Youview community forum. Can you give us a little bit more information: Youview model number, software version & which channel are you trying to record? It could simply be a Broasdcaster error or your pvr needs resetting. Has this happened before when recording/does your pvr record…
  • @gavb, Welcome to the forum. Without using a BT engineer, have you tried doing a full retune yourself? UNPLUG aerial to Youview, retune to receive ZERO channels (clears box channel memory), then replug in aerial feed to Youview box & retune again. See if this makes any difference. You also mention signal/quality. The…
  • Hi @DaleC90, Have you tried connecting another device (Blu-ray, Freeview box etc) to same HDMI input or maybe plugging the Youview box into either another HDMI input, another TV if you have one available, just to rule out if there is a fault with TV HDMI socket or relating to Youview box? Be interested to know what the…
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Hi @showbiz You mention Freeview and sky, do you have a Youview box also? How is it connected in the chain? Youview Box will say no signal if no aerial feed is connected. It's how it's designed. Youview boxes need to be connected to broadband + aerial to tune in & locate location when retuning/when setting up, but can…
  • I forgot retuning! Did mention EPG data errors. Something I would have done automatically, along with anything else to solve problem, but very good point @Roy! John L
  • Hi @Bogget, Welcome to the forum. Might be changeover of EPG data from TV broadcasters depending on channel, but if not: Quickest solution is to try one of the resets. Do a soft reset by pressing power button for 8 seconds and when it reboots see if this solves problem. If not, option 2, maintenance mode reset. Takes…
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Good evening @ShelleyK Welcome to Youview forum. Are you looking at the homepage icon menu? It's very confusing to anyone not familiar with new design. Press the blue Youview button for homepage again and when you find the 3rd row for my TV, ignore the icons, they only show some of your last recordings. Simply click…
  • Hi @beeky75, welcome to the forum. I can highly recommend Richer Sounds for tv's. Richer Sounds | Experience Better They all come with a 6 year warranty inc & their staff know their stuff. Been a loyal customer for over 40 years (I don't work for them!). There are many brands out there & depending on your budget/size of…