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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by celticben, May 4, 2012.

  1. celticben

    celticben Cool Member

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    I actually have a AM-21 from back in the day. I hooked it up and ran the test again. It still did not read the Terrestrial Tuner. And it still gets stuck on Step 1.
    I am just going to send it back. It is obvious there is something wrong with unit. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    From the steps you've taken, it should have booted by now, so that only leaves sending it back.
     
  3. celticben

    celticben Cool Member

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    I did a little more searching. I found out to reformat the machine. I did that and now it works even with the generic splitter. Thanks for all your help!
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Was this a typo: "I bought an owned H24-100 off Ebay"?
    There is nothing to reformat with the H24.

    If this was, and you meant HR24-100, then how did you get to reformat it?
    That option was removed a while back, so if they changed the steps, "inquiring minds want to know"
     
  5. celticben

    celticben Cool Member

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    Not a typo. It is a H24-100. I thought it was odd too. I was concerned it may have cleared off my DVR but it didn't not. I am not sure what it formated (maybe it simply restored the factory settings?) but it worked.
     
  6. celticben

    celticben Cool Member

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    After I hit the red rest button I held down the RES and the down button to get the option to format.
     
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I wonder what that did myself. Just a guess, maybe it was in some kind of loop (the step 1 of 2) and doing that kicked it back out of the loop. Sure would be interesting to know. When I first got my H24, it would come up and say "Formatting" every time I loaded a new version of software on it. I just assumed it was a bug from the DVR code that was accidentally displaying that on the H24. Maybe not :)

    Glad its working tho.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The H24 runs the same/similar code as the DVRs, so "formatting" may just be a carryover.
    Now what is odd is the old reformat buttons were "rec" and down arrow, and this was "res" and down arrow.
    Not that I'm planning to reformat a DVR soon, but if this isn't a typo, I wonder if they've changed the rec to res? :confused:
     

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