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Losing Channels

Wiggz

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Guys,

I'm not the most gifted of DBOX2 users so you'll have to bear with me, but something is happening which is rather annoying.

I have a custom Services/Bouquets file which I upload to my box on every new image I flash.

The main reason I do this is that a) I get all the channels I want, and b) I don't get all the channels I don't want.
If I try to run a scan, I very often only get a small number of channels, and say half of the movie channels...1 sports channel etc. Hence why I created this "super"file which containes the results of numerous scans combined.

Right..moving on.

I upload the files, and everything works fine. Say the box has a blip, and I reboot it, occasionally (completely intermittant - no pattern at all) I lose all my channels and my services/bouquets files are overwritten and I get the dreaded "No channels found" message.

This has happened on a number of Images (new and old).

I had a few PM's from Yido to mention using the myservices, but I wasn't 100% sure how to. I disabled the Background Scan (also metioned to me in an earlier post - Thanks) but this didn't seem to do the job.

Does anyone have a definitive reason for this?

Should I only have the myservices.xml rather than a services.xml and also a myservices.xml? I'm completely confused as to what I'm doing wrong now...but it's ruining my viewing.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.
 
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You keep myservices.xml along with services.xml. Myservices.xml should be a copy of your super-file and should contain a full set of channels, and in theory, only one of the files should be affected when your system crash occurs, so although you will probably still need to do a reboot, hopefully you won't lose all the channels.

Considering that a scan doesn't yield a full set of channels, it would seem you either have signal strength problems, or perhaps a weak tuner. Maybe a booster would be worth trying?

If you have a subbed box, try removing any splitters and connect your Dbox to the main feed and see if that results in more complete scans or improved stability.
 

Wiggz

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I have a booster...signal is still not great but I have no issues on any channels....even the ones that are not always found on initial scans.....I think the problem might be that I have no services.xml file to acompany the myservices file eh? :)

Thanks for the help
 
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Yes, you need to have both the services.xml and myservices.xml in the same folder. When your box crashes, it should only affect the services.xml file, and you won't experience a loss of channels, since myservices.xml overrides services.xml, but shouldn't be affected by the crash.