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HR21-700 Illumination

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Blitz68, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. Blitz68

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    Is anyone also seeing there light ring seem to be pulsing when it is on?
     
  2. jtn

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    It's because the HR21 is so turned on by you.:uglyhamme :icon_lol: !rolling
    (just kidding)
     
  3. Guindalf

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    The light ring pulses when you pause. I turn mine off so it doesn't bother me anyway (it's also a way of telling when the box has rebooted (especially good when waiting for updates!)).
     
  4. Carl Spock

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    It's a mood light ring.
     
  5. reup

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    Does anyone know how to turn on DHCP on the 700. I am having a heck of a time connecting wirelessly without using my laptop. I am using a linksys gameing adaptor.

    Thanks...
     
  6. jtn

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    You manually enter the data under network setup. You can assign IP, DHCP that matches your network.
     
  7. reup

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    thanks JTN
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

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    There are other posts on this same subject right now... anxious to see if others are seeing this.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2007 #9 of 22
    Blitz68

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    I am serious.

    Any of you with an HR21-700 when your light ring is at it's bright does it pulse/flicker?
     
  10. litzdog911

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    Different than when it's Paused? The only time it should "pulse" is when your DVR is Paused. If it's acting strangely at other times, try resetting the DVR.
     
  11. davring

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    My older HR20's ring of blue sometimes gets confused and pulses when it is not paused, but a quick pause/un-pause cures it of its troubles. :)
     
  12. Blitz68

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    It is pulsing fast, not the slow dim then bright when paused.

    Reset...lol Been reset a few times because of the lockup problems.
     
  13. Soulweeper

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    Mine does also,and I posted the very same question last night. I got mine yesterday. I could be wrong, but it seems to be a characteristic of the unit, and doesn't appear(at least from the responses I got) to be a problem.
     
  14. Rob77

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    My HR21-700 does not pulse except when doing a function....when just watching or recording it is steady blue
     
  15. Soulweeper

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    Hmmm, makes me wonder if it a faulty unit. If it's something that will cause no harm, I don't want to go through the hassle of getting some refurb sent to that I don't want. Last time I got a refurb sent, it had no packing around it......just loose in a box, flopping around. A quick angry phone call got a brand new one in the mail right away.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    There's another thread on this already...but in general, it appears to be normal.
     
  17. Soulweeper

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    I just called D about it, and they say it's known issue, and should be fixed in an update. Time will tell, I guess. Some people say they are not having the problem though:confused:
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    With the HR21-700 just coming to the market very recently, it may be possible as well, that some are not up to date with their firmware - the latest national version is 16D.
     
  19. Soulweeper

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    Had to force a download to get the latest version just about a half hour ago(that's another story lol), and no more flickering......not even the slightest!
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Great - had a feeling it was not up to date.

    Enjoy your HR21!
     
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