This is not good news for Freeview users in the Uk. Chances are that Freeview is down on your Sony device right now. For you and many others. Sony has tweeted that the service isn’t working on many of its DVD recorders, following a recent firmware update.
The company said that “it appears something has change(d) in the way these devices are receiving EPG data from (Freeview operator) Arqiva,”. They also adding that some Pioneer DVD players are also affected.
They are still trying to figure out what is going on, but have pointed to several temporary fixes on its community forums that might help.
*Update: Sony do not blame Arqiva for this, as the issue arose due to corrupt data originated by broadcasters, and how this data was processed by affected Sony devices. Sony has been working with the broadcasters to try to work out why this issue has occurred and how to remedy it. For more information please go to Sony’s website.