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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mister Sluggo, Nov 19, 2008.
Good logic, until your HR22 gets replaced with a HR21. I'd call that replacing your Crown Vic with a Taurus.
On the DVr using svideo, you switched it with the other, so that problem solved right? The lockup on prev button could probably be fixed by watching all the shows on the dvr, then reformatting the drive, redownloading the firmware, and the rerunning guided setup.
For the nonDVR receiver, that symptom sounds suspitiously like the problem the recalled H20-600 receivers develope. If it is a H20-600 you need to let them replace it. If its not, which model is it, and what software version is it running?
You can't buy a receiver from Best Buy at full retail (at least not in the last year). What you "bought" was a prorated lease unit. You don't own it and if you want it replaced you'll have to return that one. That's one of the reasons why you can't specify which you'll get. And while one receiver might be preferable over another (the HR22 and HR23 due to the extra hard drive), there's really no difference. If you currently have HR21's, the worst case scenario is that you'd receive another one. Best case is you'd get an HR22 or HR23 which would be a better deal. Not sure what the issue is.
The OP doesn't have an HR22, so odds are he'll get the same unit or a better one.
The Hr21 that locks up did it again last night but I waited a while before hitting the reset button and it did start working again after a minute or two so I don't know what's up with it. I do know the other two HR21's do not do that so it's software could have gotten corrupted I guess. If it gets worse I may try your suggestion and reformat the hard drive.
The other receiver is a H21 and I do have a replacement coming either today or tommorow for it so hopefully that problem will be solved. You mentioned the H20 having the same problem and you know what? I had 2 of them that did the same thing and the H21 was the replacement for them. You would think eventually they would solve that problem. I also had an old Sony receiver that when unplugged or turned off would have to be reset and I was told it sounded like a power supply issue so as long as I left that unit on 24/7 it worked perfectly.
I do realize the new units do have a perceived value higher than the $199 that you pay at Best Buy and I am aware that the receivers are a lease but that still does not offer much comfort in the fact that they can send you whatever. I can't think of another business any where on this planet where you can order an item and they can send you anything they want as long as they feel its comparable.
cell phones, and cell phone insurance. you might start off with an LG 6100, end up with a samsung a670
Actually, it would be a Crown Victoria with a Grand Marquis with half a trunk!!:lol:
The good news is that in the end, we all share the desire to have as many folks enjoy their HD as best possible.
Its good to at least hear the OP is making some positive progress towards that end.
+1 ! :lol:
I've been busy today. I have replaced 2 out of 3 defective receivers and I am happy to report they are the same as what I had with the exception of where they were manufactured. Has anyone ever noticed a trend as to which are the most reliable? I now have one Pace, one Samasung and 2 RCA receivers.
There are very nominal differences between those manufacturers and the units. They all have the same specs.
It is surely great to hear things are moving ahead in such a positive light. Perhaps after a few days of things running along, you can let us know how things are going.