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Last night (monday 20.9.2004) I was watching the ABC on my toppy 5000. At 20 past 10 the red jelly bean poped up in the middle of the screen. Vision and sound where good, just with the bean right in the middle of the screen. I changed to SBS and it went away. I then went back to the ABC and it was gone???

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Steve,

When that has rarely happened to me it is because the broadcasting station, which I might add seems to be ABC each time, seems to send a type of signal glitch which the Toppy interprets as scrambled....and flipping channels gets rid of it...I don't know why it just does not go away....If you find it happening frequently, start up Tony's Infodisplay tap and you will see the signal Quality level dropping and fluctuating...and any drop off 100% quality can cause problems...

If you don't have the tap installed, go to manual signal scan for that channel and press the red key..this brings up a signal strength and quality meter.

foss

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Steve, did you have a timer setup to record at that time? Sometimes if a timer is setup to record on the same tuner you are watching (esp if you are watching in timeshift), then this happens, and when you channel surf away and back again, the Toppy moves to the other tuner.

Also, I never have a single glitch or prob with ABC. My biggest prob is with Nine, both the glitches that happen once or twice an hour (mainly in prime time, 6FU was perfect last night???), and the dodgy spec for the Video Program Guide (timestamps stuffed, the end result being no sound for this channel).

Regards

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Nocturnal red jelly bean?

Sometimes when I forget to turn off the Toppy overnight and the next morning I see a longer red jelly bean (scrambled error I think) across the screen. Usually it happens with ABC & SBS channels.

If the Toppy is left on all day and I'm at work, very rarely the red jelly bean comes up during the daytime. The red jelly does not clear itself until you change channels. Perhaps some improvements to message error handling on later firmwares may help this (i.e. resetting Mr Bean at intervals).

I do remember sometime back with one previous firmware, there was the irritating red jelly bean that popped up every time you changed the channels.

Pep

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