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DirecTV HD DVR HR10-250 Problems!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by clcoyle, Jul 25, 2004.

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  1. clcoyle

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    I have the DirecTV HD DVR HR10-250 which I purchased in May of this year and up until recently everything was working great.

    The problem that I am having with the unit is that it freezes while watching TV and so I am unable to change channels, access the DirecTV menu or the guide. I have unplugged the unit and restarted the system and it will work fine for about five minutes then the problem occurs again. It doesnt matter what station I watch it freezes anytime. I have completely deleted all the previous recording thinking that that may have been the problem, but still to no avail. I have called Tech Support at DirecTV and they couldn't make any suggestions except to say that I would need to Reset and Clear all info and start the unit up again to see if that fixed the problem. Signal strength is not an issue so i just wanted to see if you all had ever experienced this problem or if you had any suggestions.

    The unit is still under 90 day warranty so DTV said they would replace the unit but i am curious if this problem has been experienced by any one else.

    Thanks for any help.

    Chris
     
  2. Chris Blount

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    Hi Chris and welcome to DBSTalk.Com! :welcome_s

    The hard drive in your HR10-250 may be failing. There have been reports of users having the same problem you are having after a few months. Try the reset and clear. If your HR10-250 won't restart, it's definitely the hard drive.
     
  3. Tusk

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    Sorry about your problems. Definitely sounds like a hard drive issue to me. Thankfully, my HD Tivo is still going strong after a month of solid use. Hopefully the replacement will solve the problem.

    By the way, the warranty on the HD Tivo is one year so you don't have to rush to get the replacement.
     
  4. clcoyle

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    Thanks for the help guys. I did the full reset and clear and it took over 12hrs and sure enough the system started acting up again.

    Also, after rebooting and configuring the system it no longer received the DTV local channels. Do you know how I can fix this?

    Thanks, Chris
     
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  6. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    My advice would to be to call DirecTV and get a replacement. If the hard drive is going bad, your unit will just get more and more difficult to use.
     
  7. mini1

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    just replace it, simple to do, and it will solve your problems. stop spending time trying to fix this one.
     
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