SKY SkyBox F5 overview

Number of problems: 40

Number of solved problems: 6

Number of unsolved problems: 34

Problem resolution: 15%

Compared to other pvr and hard disk recorders:

SKY SkyBox F5: Likelihood of getting a solution

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Ranking: 34th out of 115
Most likely to get a solution:
Digital Stream DHP8100U - problem resolution score of 100%
Least likely to get a solution:
Panasonic DMR-EX86EB-K - 2 out of 11 problems solved
Common problems with the SKY SkyBox F5
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hia all skybox users,mine will not boot up after being switched off,can take up to 10 mains on and off before it will boot up,so frustrating as i us it in my campervan.any idears.?Its all together a nightmare.got to go.!!!!,time for a bush or something.


Hi My skybox 5 just stopped working it has par going to it but the display is showing very dimly and displaying the number 8

Any advice would be great thank you


When i press info on my remote to see what a program is about it just
says no imformation not with all channels but it happens with a lot
Any help on this one thanks in advance


How do restore to factory settings ?.


I have two f5 skyboxes but can only get MUTV on one box.One box is working fine but other box is scrambled but only on MUTV.Boxes are not on at same time. Does anyone have any idears as to what the problem is.


Can i connect my skybox f5s to my old youview box as a twin tuner so i can record n watch another channel at same time


after f5 has been running for aprox 2 minutes it freezes if I turn it off at the mains and re boot its fine for anothern2 minutes any ideas pls


after f5 has been running for aprox 2 minutes it freezes if I turn it off at the mains and re boot its fine for anothern2 minutes any ideas pls


after f5 has been running for aprox 2 minutes it freezes if I turn it off at the mains and re boot its fine for anothern2 minutes any ideas pls


Everytime a get a phone called the channels get scrambled and then return back but takes a while. Or if a phone call does not come then after a while watching it scrambles and then returns a few seconds later



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Problem: The unit has just frozen up. It keeps freezing and then shutting itself down.

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Solution 1: It can be extremely frustrating when this happens. Most of the time, there isn't much you can do other than turn it off and then on again, at the mains if the power button isn't responding.

However, there are a few things you can check to help prevent it in the future. Number one is check how hot it is. Freezing can happen when the unit isn't properly ventilated or is in a hot place. Make sure all the vents are uncovered and there is nothing on top of it.
You might also want to check for system updates.
Finally, you might consider turning the unit off and then on again regularly to reboot it. Freezing often occurs when it has been running for a long time, so once a week or so you could try to reboot it by switching it off and on. If you don't want to do this yourself, you might consider buying a timer switch to do this for you at a time you know you won't be using the machine, e.g. 4AM.
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Problem: Recordings keep failing. Sometimes when I record a programme, I get an error message and I lose the recording.

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Solution 1: Recordings fail for a number of reasons. If you schedule the recording and it records - but records the wrong thing - the box might be tuned to two different regions. Reset the channels and manually tune them if you suspect this to be the case.
If the unit is on a series record but has missed the programme, check the programme guide to see if future episodes are being recorded. It may have identified the programme as a different series for some reason, so set a series link on any future episodes that are not being recorded.

Other failed recordings can show a problem with the unit. One or two failed recordings do not necessarily mean that your unit has a fault - it could be due to a power cut or your box could have (unluckily!) frozen or crashed prior to the start of the programme.

However, if there are numerous failed recordings and it continues to occur even though you can watch TV OK, it sounds like a problem with the hard disk and this will need to be either repaired or replaced.
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Problem: Picture keeps stuttering and is blocky and pixellated.

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Solution 1: Check for loose cables and check your signal strength.
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Problem: Hi there. I have a skybox f5. When I watch a programme on sky, after a while, it says scrambled for a few seconds. After a few minutes later it says scrambled yet again. What should I do?

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Solution 1: Check your internet connection.
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Problem: How do you turn the HD of a f5 box I cart get them in HD I can only show Case because that 1 is not in HD thanks

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Solution 1: Had channels have been locked and only free to air and non major provider channels will work in HD.
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Problem: scrambled but sound is coming

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Solution 1: Update the box firmware from skybox.cc to resolve no picture only sound issues.
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Problem: hia all skybox users,mine will not boot up after being switched off,can take up to 10 mains on and off before it will boot up,so frustrating as i us it in my campervan.any idears.?Its all together a nightmare.got to go.!!!!,time for a bush or something.

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Problem: Hi My skybox 5 just stopped working it has par going to it but the display is showing very dimly and displaying the number 8

Any advice would be great thank you

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Problem: When i press info on my remote to see what a program is about it just
says no imformation not with all channels but it happens with a lot
Any help on this one thanks in advance

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Problem: How do restore to factory settings ?.

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Problem: I have two f5 skyboxes but can only get MUTV on one box.One box is working fine but other box is scrambled but only on MUTV.Boxes are not on at same time. Does anyone have any idears as to what the problem is.

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Problem: Can i connect my skybox f5s to my old youview box as a twin tuner so i can record n watch another channel at same time

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Problem: after f5 has been running for aprox 2 minutes it freezes if I turn it off at the mains and re boot its fine for anothern2 minutes any ideas pls

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Problem: after f5 has been running for aprox 2 minutes it freezes if I turn it off at the mains and re boot its fine for anothern2 minutes any ideas pls

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Problem: after f5 has been running for aprox 2 minutes it freezes if I turn it off at the mains and re boot its fine for anothern2 minutes any ideas pls

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Problem: Everytime a get a phone called the channels get scrambled and then return back but takes a while. Or if a phone call does not come then after a while watching it scrambles and then returns a few seconds later

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