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Alarm chime on HD-DVR?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mr.Scarface, May 9, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2012 #1 of 20
    Mr.Scarface

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    2 nights in a row around 3:40 am, my HR-21 has started making an "Alarm Chime", a repeating alert of some kind that has awaken me. GRRRRRR! What the hell is this? I cannot find a setting for any type of alarm on the the receiver. Any help?
     
  2. May 9, 2012 #2 of 20
    dielray

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    It shouldn't be an actual alarm. What does it sound like? Does it sound like it's going in 'circles'?
     
  3. May 9, 2012 #3 of 20
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    There is not an alarm clock on the HR series receivers. How long does it last and are you 100% sure it is the receiver?
     
  4. May 9, 2012 #4 of 20
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Could you post a video on YouTube?
     
  5. May 9, 2012 #5 of 20
    dpeters11

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    I don't even think there's a speaker (or PC Beeper) in the box.
     
  6. May 9, 2012 #6 of 20
    Mr.Scarface

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    LOL. I'm going to hurt my wife. The receiver is on a dresser right below a mounted TV and she decides to put an old cell phone in the top drawer. She forgot to turn it off and the alarm was set to go off. LOL. As I'm fumbling around in the dark the last 2 nights trying to push buttons on the receiver, she snores away. I just found the damn cell phone. I call her and she is laughing away....I'm pissed at the interrupted sleep.....GRRRRR.
     
  7. May 9, 2012 #7 of 20
    MysteryMan

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    :lol: That's funny.
     
  8. May 9, 2012 #8 of 20
    Tonedeaf

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    Truly.... :lol:

    Some people are so quick to blame the HR's for anything and everything. :lol:
     
  9. May 9, 2012 #9 of 20
    RunnerFL

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    LOL, gotta love this!
     
  10. Mr.Scarface

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    Well...i have had problems with the DVR, and directv is fighting me on a replacement. Im going to do a complete wipe before they will do it (have to watch recorded shows). It has a bad fan which is causing freezes.

    But anyway...blame being half asleep and not know the old cell phone was in the dresser for the assumption. :sure:
     
  11. crkeehn

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    Years ago, my ex-wife had a job that required that she carry a beeper. One evening we kept hearing a loud buzzing noise that we couldn't identify or locate. Finally we noticed that she had set the beeper down on our piano and the sound board was reflecting and amplifying the buzzing sound.
     
  12. dshank522

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    That's funny....I don't care who you are ! :lol:
     
  13. bonscott

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    I kept coming home from work to notice that someone had been drinking all my beer. I was horrified to find out that it was my HR24
     
  14. NR4P

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    Great story. Thanks for filling us all in.
     
  15. Billzebub

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    Somehow my HR22 caused the transmission to blow in my 2008 Fusion on Monday. That's it, I switching to Dish or Cable.:lol:
     
  16. montanaxvi

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    That has to be one old ass phone. I'm lucky to get a day of charge out of my phone, let alone 2 even with no use.
     
  17. Shades228

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    Don't feel too bad I was sent a recording of a call once where a customer was thinking his remote was beeping at him to change the batteries and it was a smoke detector.
     
  18. bjdotson

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    We used to have an alarm clock that looked like a piano. When you played it, the keys would even move. (It played Ode to Joy by Beethoven). We never used it; it was basically just decor. My son who was about 5 at the time apparently pushed some buttons on the thing. It goes off at 3:30 AM; I start hitting the button on my alarm to no effect and my wife grabs the phone and starts saying hello, hello but of course no one is there. We soon realize where the music is coming from and I stumble across the room and turn it off.

    We moved the Piano to a higher place next morning.
     
  19. crkeehn

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    We need a "Like" button for posts like this one.
     
  20. chevyguy559

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    :lol: This thread sort of reminds me of something I posted over 2 years ago :lol:

     

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