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Screen saver: PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by nowandthen, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

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    Just what the notification screen says on the power savings setting menu
     
  2. AZ.

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    Yes it is off.....I only know what Ive been told and it has messed up a few recordings...

    I live 30 minutes away not like its easy to just drop by for me...

    Thanks you
     
  3. nowandthen

    nowandthen Godfather

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    Just checked Power Saving with the hope this was the culprit. No luck. Power saving was off. What does power saving do anyway?
     
  4. dpeters11

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    Puts the receiver in standby after 4 hours of no remote buttons hit.
     
  5. GolfWatcher

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    [SIZE=12pt]Good Afternoon,[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12pt]Regarding receiver HR22-100 when on a channel for more than 4 hours of no activity the receiver goes into a screen saver/power save mode. So to fix that... every 3 1/2 hours someone has to hit a button on the remote so it sees some activity. We have at least 30 screens that are all on the same channel through a DA. So when it goes to screen saver people start to lose their minds. Is there any fix for this...? [/SIZE]Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  6. RunnerFL

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    No, just turn the power save feature off.
     
  7. Dude111

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    That sounds easy enough but does that work??
     
  8. AZ.

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    NOPE....
     
  9. teesee150

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    I can't believe there isn't a fix for this. I have a HR22-100 that has been doing this for a couple months. The screen saver randomly pops on about 30-40 times a day. Sometimes it will pop on after 5 minutes, sometimes it will pop on after 60 minutes, but its usually a 3 or 4 times an hour. It will also turn itself off randomly. Sometimes its on for a couple minutes, sometimes its on for an hour and then will randomly go back to live tv.

    I have tried completely resetting the receiver, changing the scrolling option, turning power safe mode off, nothing has made a single difference.

    DirecTV wants me to PAY to fix the problem to...not sure why they think I should pay to fix equipment that I do not own, absolutely ridicioulus.

    *EDIT*

    It actually went to screen saver, and back to live TV while I was typing this post out....sigh
     
  10. inf0z

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    Is your system SWIM or non-SWIM? Also in regards to DTV wanting you to pay for a service call that's 100% normal. Your user agreement states that you will be charged for service calls and equipment replacement, and you would be hard pressed to find a TV provider that won't charge you for a service call or at least build it in to your monthly price. That's pretty much the status quo for the industry.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    What software version is the hr22 on?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  12. freerein100

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    Two of my Three HR20-700's have this problem. It happens mostly while watching sports and movies. Yesterday it happened during the LSU game twice. Luckily it did not happen during a play and all I had to do was hit the play button and it came right back.
     
  13. litzdog911

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    Typically this is a symptom of weak or missing signals on one of the DVRs tuners.
     
  14. teesee150

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    Its non-SWM. One cable going straight to the dish.


    0x740 Wed 10/30

    I have the DVR setup for One Tuner
    Satellite 101: Lowest 93 Highest 100. Tuner 28 is 0

    Satelitte Setup: Round 18", Multiswitch, Single Tuner

    I know its on an old satellite, but I had to replace the receiver since the other one was about 10 years old and didn't work anymore since it wasn't compatible with the signal.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Wait what dish do you have?

    Im starting to think if it's really that old a dish you may have old connectors or an lnb that isn't happy that giving you intermittent weak signals by maybe not getting enough power. How old is the cabling and how long is it as well? Do you know if it's rg59 or rg6?
     
  16. RunnerFL

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    If it is a DVR with one cable and you're capable of recording 2 things at a time it is definitely a SWM system.
     
  17. teesee150

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    It's the old non-HD round (18" i think?) dish. I put it up on my barn (where my office is) as it was easier than trying to run cables from my SWM system in the house and I had it from when I upgraded a few years ago. LNB on the dish was replaced 2 or 2.5 years ago. The cable is RG6 quad shield, maybe about 50' long.

    It's a SWM capable receiver, but its not connected to a SWM setup. I was using an old dish and receiver for my office in my barn. Since the recent DTV changes, I had to upgrade the receiver and just grabbed an extra one I had in the house that was left over from a recent upgrade to the HR44


    *EDIT*

    I have another Slimline dish that I was going to put up, but I haven't been very motivated with this cold weather here (-4*F this morning and -15*F windchill). If we get a break in the weather, I'll try and swap out the dish and see what happens.
     
  18. inkahauts

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    Ok. So next thing I'd ask is Have you rerun setup and set it to one tuner only on that box?

    Even if you've done it in the past if do it again now just to see.

    You shouldn't be having these issues IMHO.
     
  19. Gordon Shumway

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    Yeah, this started happening when I got a Genie HR44-700 a few months ago. It takes a while, but if you don't touch anything for that extended amount of time, the SS will come on. It is pretty rare, but I have walked away from a boring football game and forgot to come back. After a real long absence the SS will come on. As I recall, there is even a message that comes up saying the SS came on because the remote wasn't used for some period of time.
     
  20. teesee150

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    Yes, I originally rerun setup when I brought the box over to this older satellite. I also did a complete reset on the box and reran the setup again. Made no difference.


    I can touch my remote, and within 2 or 3 three minutes, the screen saver issue will start acting up again. The screen saver doesn't come on because of remote activity, the screen saver should ONLY come on when you have a recording paused, NOT for anything else. The receiver goes into power saving mode (black screen) with no remote activity.
     

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