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5000T Picture Freezing on Broadcast Channels

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    Recently, my 5000T picture freezes and then jumps to live again, and again, and again. Sound is unaffected.
    The only solution is to turn off the power and wait a moment or two, then power up and all's well. It does this randomly when I turn it on first time. It's not the signal strength that's too strong, or too weak. It happens on SD and HD, and any channel, which suggests it's a video processing issue.

    Any thoughts?

    TIA

    | Mon 7 Jun 2021 19:17:11 #1 |
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    poshsimon - 3 hours ago  » 
    Recently, my 5000T picture freezes and then jumps to live again, and again, and again. Sound is unaffected.

    Is this when watching TV live via the PVR or when watching recorded content?

    | Mon 7 Jun 2021 22:55:11 #2 |
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    Just to confirm, this it watching TV via 5000T.

    | Tue 8 Jun 2021 11:12:45 #3 |
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    poshsimon - 3 hours ago  » 
    Just to confirm, this it watching TV via 5000T.

    But is it watching live or watching a recording or both?

    | Tue 8 Jun 2021 14:57:53 #4 |
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    Live TV only.

    | Tue 8 Jun 2021 15:07:38 #5 |
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    poshsimon - 8 mins ago  » 
    Live TV only.

    Thanks. I am struggling to think of a good explanation; anybody else have some thoughts about this?

    | Tue 8 Jun 2021 15:16:50 #6 |
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    I have occasionally seen something similar. With my occurrences, I found that switching to a channel on a different Mux and back sorted it For example, from BBC1 SD to ITV SD, but not between the HD versions as they are on the same Mux.

    | Tue 8 Jun 2021 16:27:22 #7 |
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    Next time it happens, try pausing the live broadcast for a few seconds and then press play. Does it still skip?

    | Tue 8 Jun 2021 16:36:16 #8 |
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    Thank you all, i'll give both of those ideas a try.

    | Tue 8 Jun 2021 17:11:38 #9 |
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    Martin Liddle - 2 hours ago  » 

    poshsimon - 8 mins ago  » 
    Live TV only.

    Thanks. I am struggling to think of a good explanation; anybody else have some thoughts about this?

    I have seen similar. The live view pauses (sound continues) with a recording appearing to behave. I say appearing because I've noticed a line across the screen that breaks up into squares. It looks like some form of interference. As poshsimon says that a power cycle clears it for a while this seems unlikely. With my complex setup of aerial cables in and out of multiple Humaxes I have found that the routing of the cable can make a difference.
    The only other suggestions would also discount the power cycle clearing it. Any chance that you've rescanned the Humax and tuned into the wrong transmitter? Is your transmitter on low power? Has something new blocked the line of sight from your aerial to the transmitter. Is the aerial and cable still in good condition? Has someone nearby (including yourself) got some new equipment that is noisy?
    BTW if recordings are OK, wouldn't pausing live tv also be OK? It is a recording after all.

    | Tue 8 Jun 2021 17:49:50 #10 |

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