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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by a1allen, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. a1allen

    a1allen New Member

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    how do you force a download on a h21 rec
     
  2. curt8403

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    if you really need one, (and I am not sure you do) you do a red button reset, and on the hello screen you press 02468 on the remote
     
  3. a1allen

    a1allen New Member

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    thanks curt,thats what i needed.
     
  4. JLucPicard

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    I've got HRxx's but not just an HD receiver, but is there not a menu reset option on the H2x's? Granted there's a difference between an RBR on a receiver versus a DVR, but just wondering if an RBR is really necessary for that.

    Nothing but curiosity.

    I agree, though, that I'm not sure why a forced download would be necessary.
     
  5. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

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    New receiver (With old software) is only thing I can think of.
     
  6. BattleZone

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    It is very, very rare to have to force a download; receivers that see a newer software version in the datastream will automatically download it and reboot themselves. The only time forcing should be necessary is when you are installing a brand new receiver and don't want to wait the 5-10 minutes for the first update to happen.
     
  7. Newshawk

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    Yes, there is a menu option for restarting the receiver. It's in the same menu item as a Reset to Factory Defaults and Reset everything.
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I'm moving this to the standalone receiver forum.
     
  9. curt8403

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    RBR is far easier than navigating through all the menus
     
  10. JLucPicard

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    True, and probably fine for a receiver, but not a course of action people with a DVR would want to take in place of going through the menu reset first.

    So folks out there with DVRs - if you're reading this, try resetting when necessary using the menu reset option. If everything is unresponsive, then try the RBR.

    This has been a public service of ... well ... this has been a public service. :)
     

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