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by albertd
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: Hello again ...
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Hello again ...

I notice that "unread" highlight marks are not being cleared when posts/threads are read.

Edit: Not sure if that is strictly accurate, but there is something wrong with the highlighting of thread names on the index pages.
by albertd
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: The weather
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

by albertd
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: The weather
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

Just bumping this (very old) thread because it applies again today. though it looks as if the problem may be fading towards the end of the day.
by albertd
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2611

I was not talking about signal strength, but signal quality. It is absolutely essential that it remains above 98% as measured by the signal monitor or by TopManager, or you will get this problem often.

It is no use relying on the look of the picture, you must use the measurements.
by albertd
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2611

macmac: Unless the reception problem mentioned in Post 1 has cleared, this issue is likely to repeat time and again. It is known that Toppys wipe their disks if the quality figure on any Mux in use drops below 99%.
by albertd
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6767

Re: Recommend dual freeview tuner E2 pvr please?

Thanks for all your replies. As my toppy has “moments� now and then, and I’m upgrading the TV, I’m researching updating my PVR. I’ve scoured World Of Sattelite, but can’t see any with dual FreeView tuners. Does anyone know of a model still on sale? The choice today seems to be between t...
by albertd
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Problems
Replies: 90
Views: 7514

Quite possibly lost any existing recordings as well. That happened to mine a few years back (when it was still working!). It was caused by interference problems from a distant transmitter due to a lift.
by albertd
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Problems
Replies: 90
Views: 7514

Re: problems

C Nile wrote:But if it does a disk wipe on "seeing" a weak signal, why did this happen on CH 47 which from my info last Friday shows to be between 93 and 100
Any signal quality value below 98% has been found to cause a risk of disk wipes.
by albertd
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Problems
Replies: 90
Views: 7514

Sounds like you have had the classic disk wipe caused by a poor quality signal. The Toppy is well known for it (and there is no known fix to prevent it happening) so it comes as no surprise.

Until you get your signal problems sorted out you run the risk of this happening repeatedly.
by albertd
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Problems
Replies: 90
Views: 7514

Bad timing.:) Better read this...... https://www.freeview.co.uk/help/22-jun-2020-channel-broadcast-changes This mostly affects COM7/8, which the Toppy cannot receive anyway. Perfectly true. About the only effect that it will have on the Mux which Toppys can receive is the arrival of a few obscure c...
by albertd
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: 1 1 20
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

1 1 20

A Happy New Year to all Toppyistas, past and present.
by albertd
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: High pressure problems - Take Care
Replies: 0
Views: 2124

High pressure problems - Take Care

During this period while many people are suffering interference to their TV due to the weather conditions, take great care with using Toppys. These conditions can cause signal quality to nosedive, something which Toppy boxes hate and which can cause disk wipes to happen If you have something else to...
by albertd
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: New users start here
Topic: Standby
Replies: 7
Views: 3976

If you have MyStuff installed, there is an option in the "Y" section of the options to turn off at a specific time, if that helps. Thank you for getting back to me. Some useful info there. Perhaps your right. It's just that my daughter had a house fire a few years ago caused by DVD player...
by albertd
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: New users start here
Topic: Standby
Replies: 7
Views: 3976

If you have MyStuff installed, there is an option in the "Y" section of the options to turn off at a specific time, if that helps.
by albertd
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Freeview, TopUp and TV
Topic: Retune event in NE England 13/11/19
Replies: 6
Views: 4490

I noticed this last night when Film4+1 turned into E4+1. Apparently I shouldn't have been affected on the main Emley Moor mast. I'd already retuned after the 23/10 event I think that was a separate exercise to the major North East retune event, and so probably affected the whole country, but only i...