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Back Up Power for DTV HR20-700

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by jered9, Jun 2, 2007.

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  1. jered9

    jered9 New Member

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    Help! I live in Florida the lightning capital of the world. Everytime we have a momentary power loss it takes up to 10 minutes for the receiver to reboot.:mad: I am considering buying a UPS battery backup system for the HR20-700 receiver. Has anyone done this and are there any problems with doing this that I need to be aware of?

    I apologize if this is the wrong forum to post this question.

    Jered
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    :welcome_s to the forum.
    Yes this is the wrong forum, but you shouldn't have any problem using a UPS. I use one and it is a very good idea for the HR-20 has a hard drive so it is a computer by nature.
     
  3. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    You should always have a UPS unit on a DVR or any other home electronics. A small $40 one is fine up to hundreds. Mine was about $120 and I can battery backup 6 devices and surge protect 4 more. Perfect size.
     
  4. Drewg5

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    yes UPS is the way to go... Your more than likely going to want one around $75
     
  5. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    I don't have an HR20, but I use a UPS on my 622 and it works just fine. Just remember if you have a powered switch to put that on the UPS as well. That way you also have no signal interruptions with the power glitches.
     
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