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Do all freeview set top boxes have the same problems - they freeze up get stuck

Do all freeview set top boxes have the same problems - they freeze up get stuck in stand by mode and some turn themselve on and off.

Do all freeview set top boxes have the same problems - they fre
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There are several factors that use these boxes to "crash":

  • low quality input signal from the aerial
  • sudden electrical noise (such as from a refrigerator or DIY equipment)
  • failed self-updates


Like all digital computer equipment, the Freeview boxes are all designed to diagnose problems during the period after they are turned on.

If you have equipment that is failing more than you expect, you can use your rights under the "Sale of Goods Act 1974 (as amended)" to demand a working replacement within 12 months of purchase.

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Monday, 21 December 2015
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Steve
4:08 PM

My Bush BU11FVRSD32X had started freezing, but (even after disconnecting from power) now opens stuck on one channel - but says it's initialising.

Other than refurbs or seconds they're not made any more (or the Goodmans equivalent) and new ones (for HD) are over 100.

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Friday, 15 January 2016
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Noel mcnamee
7:10 PM

Hello my bush freeview box stays on stanby mode all the time e.g. red light stayd on ? Have tried all the normal stuff any tech help would be appreciated. T hanks noel

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jb38
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8:48 PM

Noel mcnamee : When you say "tried all the normal stuff", does that include changing the batteries in the remote control? and also disconnecting the box from the mains for a minute or so before powering it up again?

However, should you have tried replacing the batteries in the remote control with no effect, then the controls IR (infrared) sender might have failed, and easy way to check being to point the control at a digital camera whilst viewing its LCD screen, pressing the control should appear as a white blob on the LCD screen.

Of course that only tests the actual IR sender, and not if its sending any control codes.

It would also be of assistance to know the model of box being referred to.




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Thursday, 28 January 2016
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Sue Newton
10:31 PM

My bush digital box freezes everything I switch it on, I have tried rebooting it numerous times but nothing works, it's a BU102ZRH50 model

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Sue Newton
10:33 PM

Sorry should say everytime

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jb38
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11:56 PM

Sue Newton : If by "rebooting" you are referring to having disconnected it from the mains for a few minutes before powering it back up again and yet it still freezes after switching it on?, then if its still under guarantee you should return it to where you bought it from, as its operating system has developed a fault of a non-user rectifiable nature.

That said is on the assumption that the batteries in the remote control are OK.


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Wednesday, 3 February 2016
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john
8:04 PM

Does anyone know the default code for a bush bu102zrh50 freeview recorder ?

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Friday, 5 February 2016
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Confused
8:46 PM

I noticed this morning that the red light and the green light on my Bush BU11FVRSD32/BU11FVRSD50 is on constantly. It doesn't change when I use the button on the front of the set top box and it will not respond to the remote control so I can't cancel the record function or use any aspect of the box.

I have tried unplugging it for around 10 minutes and then for several hours but nothing seems to work. The set top box since is well outside the 12 month guarantee so refund or replacement from Argos is not an option. Can anyone advise on how to remedy this, other than not to buy Bush in future cos that seems to be the brand most posters experience problems with?

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Saturday, 20 February 2016
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Steve
7:12 PM

I bought a new/refurb BU11FVRSD50X - and then discovered it was a faulty remote in my old box! I'm soon to get a new TV with freeview so will have a 32X and a 50X (both now with remotes) to dispose of in anyone's interested.

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Sunday, 21 February 2016
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Jackie Honour
10:19 AM

Hi there I wonder if you can help me,I have just purchased a Bush FSATHD to replace the bush box I already had. ,I couldn't get it to respond from either the remote or manual switch,I unplugged it several times but to no avail,I bought a new box from Argos and set it up it was working fine for a week but now it is doing exactly the same as my old one.Its got a blue light and it won't respond to either the remote or manual switch,I've unplugged it e.c.t but still no joy,I just don't know what else to do

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