NTL Digital Cable TV Box Easter Egg - Engineers Screens

Unplug the box.
On the front right of the box, hold down the ch+ and ch- buttons.
Plug the box in, still holding in the ch+ and ch- buttons.
There you hve the 18 engineers screens, scroll through with vol+ and vol-

User Rating:
6.9
  6.9/10 with 97 votes
Contributed By: fruitbat on 11-07-2001
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: NTL cable digibox
Please correct this Egg if you see errors.

Pictures and Videos

None posted yet. Send us yours and be the first!

Comments

Pete writes:
Also, if you press the 'OK' '<' (left arrow) and 'TV' buttons all at the same time, you can reboot the box. Useful if it locks up or drops your broadband connection.
41 of 54 people found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Andys SP1 writes:
You can also reboot you box by simply switching off the power for about 30 seconds and switching on again while holding down the channel up button on the box until the NTL logo appears.
10 of 12 people found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
NTHELL writes:
Are you saying NTL Engineers know what there doing!!! Thats a real unfunny joke.. I've found there just a bunch of ex video and Tv repair man with an afternoon training....
7 of 13 people found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
CSC2YA writes:
This egg appears to be wrong...I have an NTL digital set top box. I tried it and it didn't work. The correct way to access the engineers screns is: turn off the set top box at the mains. Turn it on. As soon as you turn it on hold down the up and down arrow keys in the middle of the box. Keep holding them down and the setup screen will appear.
7 of 13 people found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
SoundLad writes:
This is confirmed but why turn off the box when you can press Ok < - > then TV Ch - - Ch + easier way to enter Enginneers menu.. Also for reference Page up and Page Down then press the blue button will give you the Info Screens..
4 of 7 people found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
*NeT*DeviL writes:
You say the reason our cable bills keep on rising is because people are accidentally or unintentionally damged there equpiment. I say screw you friend the reason our bills keep on rising is beacuse companys like ntl keep on getting more greedy Why are you so passionate about ntl, by the looks of thing you work for them. does that mean you have to take your work here. NO ! Sad Man
2 of 8 people found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
PLEASE do not be telling the nontechnically inclined public how to access their diag screens...they have no idea what they are or what they are for and can royally mess up their boxes if they do something they shouldn't! This causes the cable operator to have to roll a truck for a service call that might otherwise have been handled over the phone! And people wonder why their cable costs keep going up??? Now the comment on how to reboot a box...that's OK!
31 of 67 people found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No


Register - Privacy Policy - About Us - Contact Us