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receiver turns on by itself

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by flaguy, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. flaguy

    flaguy AllStar

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    I have an H24 that turns on by itself. We turn it off, go back a short time later, and it is back on. It is not the remote from our DVR. We checked to see if it was IR (it is not) and it does not affect the H24. Anyone have a clue as to what is happening?
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek DIRECTV A-Team

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    Do you have autotunes set?

    Could someone be turning it in via your home network?
     
  3. flaguy

    flaguy AllStar

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    I reset the receiver and it stayed off all day Monday, but it was back on again this morning. I also received a message that the receiver had not received any satellite data for 1 hour, error 920. I don't even know what autotune is so it most likely is not the problem. I don't understand how anything could be happening through the home network.
     
  4. flaguy

    flaguy AllStar

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    P.S. I turned it off after discovering it on this morning and within 1/2 hour it was back on.
     
  5. bjdotson

    bjdotson Legend

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    This has happened to me also on my hr24. Usually discover in the early am.
     
  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    NY Hudson...
    Please look at the H24 AutoTune ToDo List
     
  7. flaguy

    flaguy AllStar

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    I am not aware of any Auto Tune To Do List. Where would i find that? Remember, we are talking H24, not HR24,
     
  8. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Think of AutoTune as a broken DVR. It will change to the channel at the right time, but won't record. One of the menu options will be the AutoTune ToDo List. See if there is anything there.

    - Merg
     
  9. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek DIRECTV A-Team

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    If it's getting a no satellite info error could it be resetting itself, have you run a signal check?
     
  10. flaguy

    flaguy AllStar

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    Merg, there is no Auto Tune To Do List on the H24, at least not mine.

    As far as a signal check, I'm receiving all of the channels okay.
     
  11. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Are you sure it's not constantly rebooting itself or possibly being powered off/on from a wall switch? Have you actually been there when it turned itself on after you shut it off to see if it rebooted itself?

    Is it possible there is another remote from another nearby receiver that someone is using that is turning it on?

    Is your home haunted?
     
  12. flaguy

    flaguy AllStar

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    TBlazer, I guess I'll vote for the last idea: a haunted house. No, it is not constantly rebooting itself. I interim between restarts varies greatly. Sometimes quickly, sometimes several hours. There is only one other remote (for the HR24) and I tried it several times and it has no effect on the H24--unless I'm in the same room, of course. The signal strength is in the high 90s, by the way.
     
  13. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    NY Hudson...
    It's under Extras/Manage AutoTunes on the New HDGUI. On the old SDGUI, it must be under one of the Menu sub-categories.
     
  14. flaguy

    flaguy AllStar

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    Thanks for the guidance. Unfortunately, the To Do List has 0 items scheduled.
     
  15. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    bet this is a clue. ;)
     
  16. dog6869

    dog6869 Mentor

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    Yes mine has been doing this Since Friday!!!! I SUCKS Dtv told me yesterday it was the first they heard of this.. I can be watching live TV and the TV will blink and about 30 seconds later the picture will come back on and I cannot go back to see what I have missed and I have not been able to recorded a full program since Firday16 DEC 2011.. Oh I have a HR21-700
     
  17. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Ok then, AutoTune is not the culprit.

    What does the Run System Test state. It can be found under Info & Test.
     
  18. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Missed that post. Yes, that would be a huge clue.

    - Merg
     
  19. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    NY Hudson...
    Error Code 920
     
  20. flaguy

    flaguy AllStar

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    Drucifer,

    I ran the system test and it told me that the receiver had 1 error. It gave a diagnostic code of 12-150. What is that telling me?
     

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