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Blue lights on the front of DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by 420benz, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. 420benz

    420benz Member

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    Lost all but the on/off button. How to get them back.
     
  2. woj027

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    Old news. Change channel to non sports Chanel. Push the left and right buttons in the receiver at same time. That should cycle the blue lights
     
  3. philtec

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    Push the left and right button at the same time.
     
  4. litzdog911

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    If the above suggestions don't work, try resetting the DVR.
     
  5. HarleyD

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    I remember when the popular question was how to turn them off...not on.

    The circle is complete.
     
  6. wilbur_the_goose

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    I still wish this was an option that could be set via a settings menu
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yeah, it would be nice - set and forget; now after each reboot you must cycle thru all the (four ?) levels again
     
  8. Old_School

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    Both options will work to get the lights back... although i did not know about the first option till i just went and tried it...:lol:
     
  9. wilbur_the_goose

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    Is there any way to adjust the brightness from the remote?
     
  10. dennisj00

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    Nope.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    But it is a nice easy way to know if the box rebooted.
     
  12. Rich

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    I was reaching for the HR that was just installed and the installer asked me what I was doing. Went like this:

    I(installer)--What are you doing?

    Me--Turning off the front panel lights.

    I--Can't be done.

    Me--Watch.

    I--What did you do (I placed myself in front of him and didn't let him see what I was doing)? I didn't think that was possible.

    Me--How long you been with D*?

    I--3 months

    Me--What did you do before that?

    I--Pest control.

    Good times!!!

    Rich
     
  13. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    You're being logical again.... :lol:

    Rich
     
  14. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Only thing it's good for. The blue ring, I mean. The 20-700s are much brighter than the 24s. I'd rather see progress bar info there. Like a BD player.

    Rich
     
  15. BobStokesbary

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    Or one other alternative is to just wait for an update from D*. Unfortunately, those always turn the lights back on. I would love to have a way to keep them off. But, as noted, every update from D* turns them back on. I gave up.
     
  16. Richierich

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    You should have told him that you could tell him how to do it for a small Fee!!! :lol:

    Just like they Nickel and Dime us!!! :D
     
  17. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    He must have been assigned to you. :lol:
     
  18. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    He spent an hour after he was done picking my mind for "other neat stuff". The only training he had gotten was two weeks (I think that's what he said) of classroom training and riding along with a more senior installer for another two weeks.

    Hard way to learn a job.

    Rich
     
  19. Rich

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    I actually wondered about that. He was the second straight pest control installer I had come to the house.

    Rich
     
  20. jdspencer

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    I always turn the lights off on my HR23 as it's in the bedroom.
    But, the lights on the living room HR24 don't bother me.
     

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