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Slingbox & HR23

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Swagger, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Swagger

    Swagger Cool Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    Is it OK to leave my HR23 that is connected to my Slingbox on all the time? I watch mostly from my phone and it's a little bit of a pain to turn the receiver on and off everytime I log in.

    On my older Tivo DVR, it was possible to set it for "always on." Does the HR23 have this feature? I couldn't find it in the menu.

  2. tcusta00

    tcusta00 New Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Yes, the HR2x is always on... no way to turn it off. When you put it in standby it doesn't actually turn off.
  3. Swagger

    Swagger Cool Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    When the HR23 is not on (Blue light off) I get 'weak or no signal' when viewing from my slingbox. Once I hit the power button (Blue light on), I get a picture. I realize that the receiver in alway on to record even when the power is off, I just need to know if there's an issue with leaving it "on" all the time and if there is a setting to keep it "on" even when I hit power (on remote) to turn of the TV. Thanks.
  4. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    When you use the power button to turn it off, it just goes to standby, but it does turn off the video & audio outputs, I believe the video and audio outputs need to be active for your slingbox to operate, so in your case you probably need to leave it on.
  5. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    And to answer your specific question, it will do no harm at all to leave it on all the time.
  6. BAHitman

    BAHitman Godfather

    Oct 23, 2007
    Austin Texas
    The way your turn the TV off without putting the HR23 into standby is to change the switch on the remote to TV, then hit PWR... put it back to DirecTV and when you want to watch TV again, just hit the "ON" button... works fine...
  7. Swagger

    Swagger Cool Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    Thanks for all the help. I appreciate it!


    Oct 13, 2009
    what sling box will work with the hr 23
  9. harperhometheater

    harperhometheater Legend

    Aug 30, 2012
    Any of them. They all have video input jacks. You may have to use SD instead of HD, but it still "works".

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