Apparently after 6 days the Harvard group which owns Bush/Grundig/Alba has admitted the receivers are completely bricked and cannot be revived over air so people are left without any means to watch TV until they replace the STB. As one comment said:
October 19th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
As far as I’m concerned Freesat has shown that it is an immature platform – if this kind of problem occured with Sky there would be uproar and a fix would be available in a few hours.
I’m not going to switch freesat boxes, I’m going to switch to Sky and get decent support, it will be worth the money!"
If you have a problem you can call freesat, the number is 0845 313 0051