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Our First Date...What Should I Do?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mrb, Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. mrb

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    My HR20 is scheduled to arrive on Saturday. I've had the R15 (three of them...all bad). I'm pretty competent on audio/video and dvr and all that. I keep up on these boards.
    And yet I must ask...installer leaves, HR20 is hooked up, signals strong, etc...

    What should I do first with this thing before I set up all my SL and all that? Should I set all the settings, etc...and then restart (RBR is an erase of all my settings too, correct?)

    Basically, I know this box has to be treated with some TLC...so any advice is surely appreciated. If it craps out and the HR10 TiVo is gone my wife will kill me.

    (The number of references to peoples' wives getting angry at the HR20 and by extension the men who are posting on these boards is a constant source of humor, btw!):lol:
     
  2. wmschultz

    wmschultz DBSTalk Club Member DBSTalk Club

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    If you are close enough, I say invite Earl over.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Let me take this opportunity to beat VOS to the punch and suggest that you do a "reset everything" after getting the latest software update.
     
  4. Spanky_Partain

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    Dang, you beat me to it as well.... :lol:
     
  5. mrb

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    I am assuming the latest software (I have it written down somewhere at home) will be automatically downloaded once the installer sets the thing up, no? Then after that I go ahead and do the RBR, then set settings, then normal restart, then set up series links, etc...

    Is it the concensus here that there are a couple ways to get in trouble:

    padding shows and setting up SLs from the search feature (rather than double Rec press from the guide?)

    Final question (for today): is there a link with any "tricks" codes for the remote (like 30 second skip, etc...) somewhere here. Couldn't locate one when I looked.
     
  6. elixir26

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    I'd upgrade my memory to at least 750gb. That would have saved me from doing everything twice.
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    Damn
     
  8. mrb

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    Huh?
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    My memory is fading too, but I can't figure out how to put the RAM in my head.
     
  10. Spanky_Partain

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    Not all installers will bother with updating the firmware.
    Here is how to force a download...
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=81728

    Here are the tips & tricks, be sure and open the pdf file, not just the thread!
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=72648
     
  11. houskamp

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  12. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    I like reset everything. Just in case there is any bugs left in the refurb and you get a fresh new software download before you start editing it.
     
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