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Hr20 help

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by miedwards72, Feb 24, 2007.

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  1. miedwards72

    miedwards72 AllStar

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    First, How do you turn off or lessen the amount of light coming from the unit? That blue light is annoying. I tried the hold up button down on the unit or something like that but nothing happened. Second, How do you search for a certain genre? On Tivo you could put movie, horror, and then it would show you every horror movie for the next 2 weeks. Can you search just by the genre. Lastly, my SD channels look horrible compared to my old Directv Tivo unit. I have 52in WS Hitachi with Hdmi-DVI connection. I also have tried component. I use the stretched format. It looks like crap on both. My old Tivo unit looked so much better when it filled the whole screen. Has anyone else noticed that ?
     
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    First, push the left and right arrow on the front of the unit at the same time.

    I'll leave the rest to others.

    Carl
     
  3. oenophile

    oenophile Godfather

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    A bit of clarification: Push and hold the left arrow, then press and release the right arrow. Each time you push the right arrow it will decrease the brightness until it hits zero....repeat to go back.

    One question I haven't seen answered: Is there any way to eliminate more of the lights on the front? The power indicator and the recording indicator are annoying if you ask me...

    (Mods: Just realized this post should be moved to HR20 forum, no?)
     
  4. Spanky_Partain

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    The only way to turn off any of the other lights, besides the blue ring, is the plug.

    Chances are you don't want to do that.

    Could use some tape though!
     
  5. djwww98

    djwww98 Godfather

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    Yup. Bright indicator lights irritate the heck out of me. There has been at least one little piece of tape on just about every piece of A/V gear I have ever had as well as car dash boards and stereos. You can get pretty creative with an exacto knife, getting it just the right size if you want to block the majority of the light but still want some indication.
     
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  7. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Maybe not, the R15 works the same way.

    Carl
     
  8. Ext 721

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    thin coat of matching acrylic paint (black tan or silver), shaken so bubbles leave transparent dots.

    or alternate coats of "dull finish" with "gloss finish"
     
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