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All receivers dead this morning! (6/8) Had to RBR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by F1 Fan, Jun 8, 2010.

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  1. Jun 9, 2010 #1181 of 1223
    prospero63

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    I called and the CSR offered $5 off for 3 months out of the gate, which I took. Now he's looking into the "HD for life" discount for me.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2010 #1182 of 1223
    Stanley Kritzik

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    That's good enough for me. (I got the same e-mail today.)

    Stan
     
  3. Jun 9, 2010 #1183 of 1223
    sigma1914

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    Tell him it's not for life for current subs...It's listed as 24 months.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2010 #1184 of 1223
    Athlon646464

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    I called today on another issue (change of package) and got the HD $10 reduction for 24 months for signing up for auto-pay.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2010 #1185 of 1223
    prospero63

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    Yep. He's checking eligibility, etc. right now.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2010 #1186 of 1223
    fertree

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    Just my luck! 2 days ago a wind storm blew over my dish. I spent hours trying to get it right but the HR20-100 just wouldn't work right. Was it the dish??The LNB??? NO! It was damned DTV and I didn't know it!
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010 #1187 of 1223
    prospero63

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    Took a transfer to another group, but it's all done.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2010 #1188 of 1223
    blucas95

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    Crap. You're NOT making me feel better... 3 or my HD-DVR's came back just fine - including one HR20-700 with a 1TB external drive. I have another HR20-700 with 1TB external that game me the drive scan error.

    The bad news is that it was at 79% yesterday afternoon after the reboot and like an idiot I didn't let it finish and did a RBR before checking the forums to see why the receiver had restarted itself. At 8:00 this morning (it had been running for 11.5 hours - it was STILL at 39%. If it's still there when I get home I might try and boot of the internal drive to see how that goes.

    Luckily it was my back-up DVR and if the programs are lost, we'll survive. Really didn't want to spring for ANOTHER TB drive however...
     
  9. Jun 9, 2010 #1189 of 1223
    DarinC

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    That's what my unit was doing when the internal drive went bad. And it SOUNDS like what it was doing yesterday after the pushed reboot when connected to the new external drive. But you know how it is when trying to get info from less technically inclined members of the household. It's just that damned DirecTV thingy screwing up again. :sure:
     
  10. Jun 9, 2010 #1190 of 1223
    Stuart Sweet

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    What it comes down to, is honestly the tests that it runs, both for internal and external, are very "judgmental." A drive that may be marginal for other things won't pass muster with some of these tests. In fact a drive that may have passed six months ago might not pass now, because the tests are even more "judgmental." If you think about it, it would be cool if they could put up a message saying "Your drive is failing. Watch everything now because it's going to go anytime." But you know, people would ignore that and then the drives would fail anyway.

    The thing about these tests is that they do repair a lot of things before they become impossible to fix.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2010 #1191 of 1223
    blucas95

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    I hear you. Good news is that it had found 0 errors at the 79% mark yesterday before I foolishly rebooted it. I'm just fearing an infinite loop of scans and all those lost recordings.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2010 #1192 of 1223
    Radio Enginerd

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    I may have missed it but what was the RCA for yesterday's outage?
     
  13. Jun 9, 2010 #1193 of 1223
    Stuart Sweet

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    Probably bad guide data.
     
  14. Jun 9, 2010 #1194 of 1223
    veryoldschool

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    You mean because flushing the guide data [double reboot] cleared the problem? ;)
     
  15. Jun 9, 2010 #1195 of 1223
    Richierich

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    YES!!! ;)
     
  16. Jun 9, 2010 #1196 of 1223
    Richierich

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    I would Boot up without the External Drive Plugged in and see how that works.

    If that is okay then I would Fully Power Up the External Hard Drive and then Plug it in and Boot Up the DVR.
     
  17. Jun 9, 2010 #1197 of 1223
    SmittyLax6

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    I think I'm in the same boat. I just tried the 02468 and that didn't work. I guess I have to call and get a new box. I only had this one for 5 months. This sux.

    Smitty
     
  18. Jun 9, 2010 #1198 of 1223
    ricochet

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    I should have been more clear. They are different things. An MPEG-2 transport stream (I believe DirecTV uses a slightly modified version) carries a lot of stuff, most of which is audio and video streams. These audio and video streams are compressed using MPEG2, MPEG4, Dolby Digital, AAC - really could be almost anything. However there is a ton of control information in the stream, more than I think anyone who hasn't worked with transport streams would ever imagine. All this control information (conditional access tables, program association tables, program map tables, etc.) is used by the receivers to figure out where everything is and what you have access to.
     
  19. Jun 9, 2010 #1199 of 1223
    MysteryMan

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    My HR22/100 is almost back to normal after yesterday's "merth & meriment". Reaction speed has returned and receiver now has the new parental feature. Cast & Crew feature is not providing information but hopefully this will return soon.
     
  20. Jun 9, 2010 #1200 of 1223
    MysteryMan

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    DirecTV's website is calling it a transmission glitch.
     
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