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Is my H24-700 dying?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by wilbur_the_goose, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

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    I have an older HR20-700 that may be dying, and I need some advice.

    *** Note that I mistyped the model number on the thread title. I have an "original" HR20-700 ***

    Symptoms:
    1. I have 3 D* DVRs, WWDVR. This is the only unit with an issue.
    2. Watching recorded material from the other DVRs works fine.
    3. When I watch live TV on this DVR, the picture pixelates and I occasionally lose audio. This pixelization is like the old "Green Slime" we all saw a few years ago, but there's no green per se - rather, it's big and blotchy.
    4. Signal strength is fine.
    5. I once reset the entire unit, and it worked fine for a while.

    I'm planning to run a "Level 2" test today.

    I'm thinking the drive is dying. If so, would you just add an ESATA drive? If not, what are you thinking?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. dpeters11

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    I probably would. I know the theory is that DirecTV tries to replace a 24 with a 24, but I don't think it's guaranteed.
     

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