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Whole Home DVR Problem
Posted 23 April 2011 - 03:17 PM
there is no other programs being watched or recorded on any DVR. I have had all the DVRS for years with no problems (the newest DVR is 2 years old).
The only other fact is that I just came back from a week vacation so not sure when it started, but it was fine for months before we left.
I have rebooted all 3 dvrs (and rebooted the DVR #2 family room DVR twice).
The DVR #2 is the oldest one -- a HR20. the other 2 DVRS are HR21
Posted 23 April 2011 - 03:42 PM
Posted 23 April 2011 - 05:04 PM
I just reset thru the menu "restart" and now its ok. before I just presssed the red button in front.
When possible, always use the Reset menu option as opposed to the red button. The menu option allows the DVR to shut down properly (think of using the Shut Down option in Windows as opposed to hitting the power button).
Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.
SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:50 PM
You can exit a program stream by turning off the receiving client, using the stop button, scroll to desired exit and select, or just hit the exit button. Although all work most of the time it's my experience the multiple key sequence. stop, select exit mode, exit list is the most reliable.
I have a hybrid network and all of my DVRs on on Ethernet and simply removing the Ethernet cable for just a second has cleared this up at times, others required a reboot. On a DECA connected DVR not using it's Ethernet port you only have the one choice really.
Anyway if you are doing the more complicated exit and this keeps happening there may be a hardware malady at work here.
Don "or it could be space rabies" Bolton
What's a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this?
Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:18 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:18 PM
I'm having this problem as well. I have 2 HR24's and each time I reset one the other can watch all the shows but the one of them cannot. Which one can't watch them changes based on which one you restart. So it's like a cycle I could take turn restarting each box all night,
Sounds like an IP address conflict. Check system info on each box to see what addresses are assigned.