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Clear Cache

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by SomeRandomIdiot, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. SomeRandomIdiot

    SomeRandomIdiot Godfather

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    I seem to recall something posted some time ago about a double reboot to clear the cache.

    Is this correct?

    If so, what is cached that the second reboot removes and rebuilds?

    Also, exactly when should the second reboot happen after the initial reboot?
     
  2. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    You may be recalling rebooting twice within an hour, to rebuild the GUIDE cache.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    actually is rebooting twice in 30 minutes
     
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Simplest way to do it. Hit the rbr button on a genie. As soon as you have a live tv picture again hit the rbr button again.
     
  5. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    I think if you re-run sat set setup, that flushes the catch as well. If so, quicker than 2 reboots.

    EDITED TO ADD: Just tried it on my HR24, and re-running sat set-up did not flush the existing data. I thought I saw it do that it in the past, so I'm either mistaken, or the software's changed since then.
     
  6. SomeRandomIdiot

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    a belated thanks to all for the info.

    The CC issue is a nightmare and somehow related to this.

    When someone in the family needs CC, it has taken far too many hours trying to straighten out.
     
  7. jimmie57

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    If you want to reset from your recliner,
    Menu, Settings, Reset, Restart Receiver
    When programming returns, repeat the previous steps.
     
  8. SomeRandomIdiot

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    Unfortunately I just need to reboot the HR34 37 times over 18 hours to get the CC back.

    This is really getting beyond annoying......
     
  9. jimmie57

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    I just played around with CC on my HR24 and sometimes it appears to work and then not. When I change to another channel it works like I think it should.
    Instead of resetting the receiver, try going into the Menu and turn it to OFF and then turn it back ON after a couple of minutes.
    Of course you have probably already tried that.

    I do not think the double reset has anything to do with the CC. The Guide data is dumped and all reloaded when you do a double reset.
    For CC I think that 1 reset is sufficient.
     
  10. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX DBSTalk Club

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    To clear non-volatile cache, follow this procedure:

    Go to channel 1, Directv Intro
    Wait a minute or two, for all overlays and popups to clear off the screen
    From the remote, enter the buttons in sequence: Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Yellow, Green

    On the bottom left of the screen, you will see the text message that non-volatile memory has been cleared. Pay attention or you will miss it.


    I have no idea if this will resolve your CC problem; but I dearly hope it helps. It cannot hurt. This is a trick I do periodically because it appears to make the system response much faster.
     

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