I received my BT Humax box this week but nothing works on it. Received 28/01/2014.
The Freeview channels breakup constantly, using the same cable plugged into the Smart TV the picture is fine.
None of the extra channels including BT Sport work using a direct Ethernet cable. I have tried on both the Home Hub and also on a Netgear router.
I now want to cancel this as nothing works and I will therefore not pay for it. Following a telephone call this afternoon I have been told I have to pay to cancel. How is this in any way right?
I also had a £35 activation charge for what it hasn’t been activated.
The tech person suggested an engineer visit, I explained I work and can therefore only do Saturday so he then suggested an appointment for next Friday!
Do I now need to take legal advice or is there someone within the organisation that can help me?
What signal strength do you get on the freeview channels. You can get this by going on one of the channels and then going into settings and finding the TV signal quality option. Twin tuner boxes will always need a stronger signal than a single TV as it obviously needs to split between two tuners.
What Broadband speed are you recieving
30% that sounds very low to me and am not surprised it breaks up. Although the IP channels would work no problem with 58mbs, sound like they are not setup properly.
You could try checking your entitlements in the menu as below.
You will not be able to cancel without paying the cancellation charges, unless it is proven that the fault is caused by BT, and they cannot fix it.
You may need a replacement box, and an improvement to your TV aerial.
I have asked a moderator to provide assistance, they will post an invite on this thread.
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Thanks for your reply. Can you tell me how much the cancellation is, considering it has never worked and who to contact to cancel?
You need to wait until you get a reply from the contact form, as any discussions would be private.
If you have already filled in the form, then keep a note of your tracking number, and someone will be in touch in a few days, to discuss the next steps to take.
Meanwhile, this page gives you the cancellation charges.