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Power Outages While Recording

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by drx792, Jul 19, 2007.

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  1. drx792

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    So today i was recording an episode of Boy Meets World on ABC family and the power went out cause of a thunderstorm, so the receiver restarted. The strangest thing though was that the recording light never went off. In order to get it off i had to start recording again then stop that. Nothing else like hitting stop or changing the channel worked. Just wondering if this happened to anyone else.

    Oh btw there was another outage right after the HR20 cane back on :mad: . i really hate this cause i dont want the box to screw up......especially the one i'm talking about cause it had NO problems aside from media share and doesnt even have the chirp like the other one.
     
  2. hilmar2k

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    Three words:

    U - P - S

    Edit: I finally beat Earl!! (Dancing around room like an idot)
     
  3. Earl Bonovich

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    I have seen it on my R15... and others have reported it on the HR20.

    Highly recommend that you pickup at least a small UPS for the HR20, to help it keep constant power during quick temporary power outages.
     
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    Hmmm that sounds like a good idea. Especially since Florida is 3PM thunderstorm land. Does anyone have a recommended UPS that i can get. Preferably a cost effective one cause i gotta buy 2.

    If the main box that i was talking about craps out I'm likely to have a heart attack. Thats were all the recordings are. Plus i dont wanna have the chance of it getting replaced with a -100 cause I want my CE's.

    The other HR20, well i dont care that much about it. I dont even use that one and there's barely anything on it It can die and i'd take any replacement they give me. :lol:
     
  5. L2BENGTREK

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    Those are letters......

    these are words:

    You
    Pea
    Ess (not really a word, but.....)

    !rolling

    Anyway, I have mine on an APC Back-UPS ES 650. It provides enough juice and time to properly turn off TV with the fan and cool-down period. I've got my DVD plugged into it also.
     
  6. hilmar2k

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    Define cost effective? I spent $130 on mine, but you can do better. I bought one from Belkin that looks like a piece of audio equipment, but you can get a computer UPS for under $100 that will do the trick.
     
  7. davring

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    Your power is supplied by Florida Flicker and Flash, time for a UPS.
     
  8. litzdog911

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    Of course Uninterruptable Power Supply are three words :lol:
     
  9. hasan

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    I just got a new one at Sams...haven't seen it before...new model for APC. It is designed for home theater and computer use. It ain't cheap at $139.00, but it has a nice LED display, showing line voltage and run-time. There are lots of 39 dollar units by APC to choose from. Check you local Sam's or Wally World.

    APC Back-UPS NS 1250...should run the HR20 for an hour by the looks of it. Probably only 15 mins or so with a large TV plugged in as well.
     
  10. Earl Bonovich

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    It's extremely irritating to miss 8 minutes (approximate time for an HR20 to reboot and acquire data from the satellites) of a favorite show because the power winked out for 1 second!

    UPS is essential!

    I've only got a 350va on mine. Nothing but the HR20 is plugged into it. That's enough to keep the HR20 going for at least 30 minutes.
     
  12. houskamp

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    Yep, you can always go bigger... My apc1500 will hold my whole system up for 20-30 minutes, don't even know how long for just the DVRs :) (and has a option for 3x time with second batt)
    Also don't forget: if you have a powered multiswitch to back that up too...
     
  13. L2BENGTREK

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    Oh, OK! Get technical about it!:D :D
     
  14. drx792

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    wow i dont think any of my threads ever got this kinda attention! Thanks! I really appreciate this guys!

    umm i like the one earl showed me, i think its best for the small 2 second outages, but i wouldnt want to overload that one with my home theater stuff for the secondary HR20 so i may spring for a more high end.
    Where my main Hr20 is there is that, a Xbox 360, a PS3, a Wii, and a stupid 5 year old stereo(which i may replace with a good AV receiver very soon ). But the HR20 take precedence over all of those as it is more likely to be on during a big storm..i wouldnt have 400-600 bucks worth game systems on in thunderstorms. I suppose i can get something a little higher end for that one too. Possibly the $80 dollar version of what you showed me earl. I'm assuming that these things are better than my $90 Monster Surge protectors right?

    Usually i'd spring for the biggest thing out there, but i've spent way too much lately. 2 HR20's in March, PS3 in April, 10 Blu-ray movies in May with some games, Theme park tickets for family that came to visit me in June, and now who knows what this month has in store on the next week and a half.

    EDIT: houskamp Umm is the WB68 powered??...i guess if was id know...ummm if i get picked for SWM or i just get it when its released i know id have to back the PI up.
    Oh and can someone tell me what a Sonora Polarity locker or somethin like that is? I cant seem to figure out their use.
     
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