I have a new DVR from Direct TV,,2 months old..In that time I lost
signal for 3 days once and now this morning it would'nt turn on with
remote or at the unit but it felt warm on top..Finally I pulled the
power cord from the back and replaced it 30sec later..It went through
10-15 min downloading and seems to be working now..Looks like I'll have
to redo My favorites lists..
Is this a prob with My unit or with Direct TVs signals from the
company? Anybody had similar probs? If They are trying to pawn-off a
defective unit on Me I'm gonna rip Them a new one!! I was patient for
the 3 days and just lived without it but I think I used-up My patience
limit for Them then..Just want to check with Others before I go off on
DTV..*grin*..There might be a reasonable explanation...TY..
I've never seen a consumer product yet where it's failure to power on
had anything to do with the signal. If it's only 2 months old, it
surely is under warranty, so why don't you call up customer service.
Usually they just quickly exchange these.
I too have Direct TV, but not DVR. But with the basic sat box......my
box, after about a year or so, started to do the same......had to power
the box off, then back on a few minutes later. I have came to the
conclusion that the box overheats, and when it does..........loses its
know how.....and a new download is nessesary.
I now shut off the sat box also when I turn the TV off. Before I was
just shutting the TV off, and leaving the sat box on 24/7. No wonder it
overheated :-) Might you be leaving the box on 24/7 also?
It sits on an unplugged dual cassette deck and nothing on top of it..I
think calling customer service is the right idea..If the stupid thing
overheats now I suppose it will come Summer too! The only vent holes
are on the bottom and not many there! I still have My old reciever
without DVR,,I have'nt used the DVR function much,,maybe I'll just see
about activating the old one and let DTV come get Their new junk and
re-imburse Me the $100 as credit for the next 2 months..Thanks All
You said you lost signal for 3 days. Did you lost signal on all your other
boxes or just the DVR? If you lost signal on all it's common to have to
remove the AC plug for 30 seconds and then reboot. If the other boxes
worked, you have a defective DVR.
The DVR is the reciever too so it's the only box hooked-up,,it does
it all,,,,,,then overheats,,heh heh....It's working fine now and when I
unplugged it I did'nt lose My favorites programming like I
thought,,just had to go to menu and re-select it there then use the
When I ordered it the Joker on the line said I could hook it to a
DVD recorder and burn to disc,,Anyone tried that?
I bet pullin the plug and "rebooting" would have fixed the no signal
thing too then,,the dishes were fine,,never touched before,during or
after..I have no intention of rebooting this thing once a month,,that's
an inherant problem I do'nt want or deserve,,one more time within the
next 10 months and that's it,,it'll go back for refund or
replacement..When Ya buy something new it should perform like new,,,not
mess with Ya in the morning before Yer coffee!!LOL.. Speaking of
coffee,,,tried that Folgers Cinnamon Swirl yet? Do'nt bother,,it tastes
like they dipped into a slurry pit for the flavoring..
Thanks again group,,damn good bunch here,,top o the line..
You might want to at least check for any updates once in a while. I
believe pulling the plug and rebooting, actually then updates the
system with the latest update. Again, I dont have a DVR, but check your
messages, if any, to see if there is an update available once in
awhile. Take care,
I just looked at caller id/messages,,there were caller id #s logged
but no messages,,the caller id #s were older than the reboot,,dunno if
messages from DTV would erase automatically upon reboot or not..Good
idea checking messages tho,,I rarely do..
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