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01-06-2013, 04:15 PM
I have a HDT8520 tuner/recorder. intermittently the picture freezes and the sound carries on as normal or it makes a squeaking noise and the picture/sound jumps. I have updated to the latest firmware with no effect.

I suspect the hard disk drive is retrying and getting out of step. Is this a possibility and could I replace the Hard Disk Drive with a new one and just use the MENU option to reformat.

Any help in resolving this would be appreciated.


04-03-2013, 12:25 PM
I have a similar problem to john27's with my HDT8520. I have updated the firmware but to no improvement. The symptom is that on HD channels the picture will randomly freeze/stutter for a fraction of a second although the sound continues ok. The picture then catches up with the sound. It is most infuriating when watching a football transmission. I've had the aerial and signal reception checked and found to be strong.
Please give your best guidance and advice.

04-23-2013, 08:20 AM
Finally resolved my problem. It was not the HDT8520 but turned out to be a very intermittent connection on the aerial cable connection to the aerial itself.