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My H20-600 is being recalled


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#1 OFFLINE   Nightfall

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:27 AM

I bought an H20-600 last year at Costco. After running it in my living room for a month, I decided to get an additional HDDVR instead, so I replaced the H20 with a HR20. I put the H20 in the basement back in the original box.

Fast forward to yesterday. I got a new HDTV for the bedroom. I pulled the H20 out of the box in the basement and reactivated it. Directv was very helpful as normal. However, while I was getting the box online, I was told that this model receiver is being recalled because it suddenly fails. According to the rep I talked to, this model receiver has had sudden failures and the decision was made to replace the boxes with refurbished H21's or a different model of H20.

After I got the box online and working, I was forwarded to another department which I had to wait on hold for about 10 minutes. The rep who took my call initially waited on hold with me. When I finally got through, the rep gave all my information to the rep in their "recall" department. I was told what would happen. A box would show up on my doorstep, I would take the refurbished H unit out of the box, and put my H20-600 in the box and ship it back. I wouldn't be charged extra for it so long as I got the return out the door in 30 days.

They also said this was a new process and nothing could be shipped for a couple weeks. This tells me this just was started if they are still getting the process down. I don't know if this affects all H20-600s or just certain serial numbers or what. Just that I am affected and if they are recalling my unit, who knows how many units will be recalled.

Hope this helps someone.

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#2 OFFLINE   paulman182

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:34 AM

My H20-600 is working fine, but I wish they'd replace it with an HR2x...

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#3 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:36 AM

My H20-600 is working fine, but I wish they'd replace it with an HR2x...


I bet everyone would be happy if they did that.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:00 AM

They are recalling the H20-600 models, but not all of them. There is a sticker that is on the bottom of the reciever that indicates if it is good or not. The sticker should read ECO(I think its that) 2.0. I just look for the 2.0 on the sticker. We are supposed to swap all H20=600's w/o the 2.0 sticker, anytime we see them.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:04 AM

They are recalling the H20-600 models, but not all of them. There is a sticker that is on the bottom of the reciever that indicates if it is good or not. The sticker should read ECO(I think its that) 2.0. I just look for the 2.0 on the sticker. We are supposed to swap all H20=600's w/o the 2.0 sticker, anytime we see them.

Yup 2.0 can stay, all others including the ones without stickers have to go.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:11 AM

Manufacturer -600 is LG.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for the info. I knew nothing about this and I appreciate the extra info. I don't think my receiver will have a problem lasting for a few weeks until the replacement gets here. I don't expect the replacement for a few weeks because the rep said they were still working on the process. Actually, it sounds like this has been going on for a while. Maybe they don't have an refurbished units or something like that.

Thanks again!

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:09 AM

Manufacturer -600 is LG.


Who's taking the fall for this one? D* or LG ?
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:44 AM

That would stink to give it up and end up with an H-21 without the tuner. A crying shame they can't do something to make the H-21/H-23 compatible with the AM-21 tuner.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:46 AM

That would stink to give it up and end up with an H-21 without the tuner. A crying shame they can't do something to make the H-21/H-23 compatible with the AM-21 tuner.

Well, they just "might be" someday.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:21 AM

That would stink to give it up and end up with an H-21 without the tuner. A crying shame they can't do something to make the H-21/H-23 compatible with the AM-21 tuner.


To me, it doesn't matter. I get HD locals so I don't need a tuner. I have one on my main HR20 with a small set of rabbit ear antenna, but I just don't use it.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:42 AM

So you are saying that if my h20-600 does not have a sticker it needs to be replaced. I cant find a sticker on the bottom of the unit at all, were on the bottom should it be?

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:50 AM

I have an H20-600 with no sticker. It is an owned receiver. Are they replacing owned receivers with owned receivers? I wonder.

I'd rather have an H21 for the network connection it has.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 12:00 PM

I asked DirecTV about this a couple of weeks ago. If i remember it wasn't a safety issue, but a wierd 741 message (or similair) that would just pop up.
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:02 AM

They will get my 600 when they can pry it out of my cold dead hands...or whenever it bricks, whichever is first.
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:36 AM

They will get my 600 when they can pry it out of my cold dead hands...or whenever it bricks, whichever is first.


If it doesn't have a ECO 2.0 sticker, your -600 days are numbered. And those numbers are low.
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:02 PM

Hadn't heard about this. I know that my first H20-600 (my first HD receiver) is around 2 years old now. It has had no problems. And I have one that's about a year old, also no problems. If these units are affected, will DirecTV contact us, or will we need to contact them.
BTW, I'll check for stickers on both when I go downstairs later.
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:57 PM

If it doesn't have a ECO 2.0 sticker, your -600 days are numbered. And those numbers are low.


Freaking "lovely"! :mad:

No sticker on mine. I will be HOSED without the OTA tuner that is in the 600. Anyone have "options" for those of us who have no desire to get the HR-series plus the AM-21?
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 01:03 PM

No sticker on mine, guess it is saying bye-bye.

If I talk to them on the phone about it, I'll see how much they'll take to swap it with an HD DVR.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 01:05 PM

Freaking "lovely"! :mad:

No sticker on mine. I will be HOSED without the OTA tuner that is in the 600. Anyone have "options" for those of us who have no desire to get the HR-series plus the AM-21?


If you haven't you may want to add a laptop cooler to the -600 to help deal with the heat issue.
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