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Blue lights on the front of DVR


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#1 OFFLINE   420benz

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

Lost all but the on/off button. How to get them back.
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#2 OFFLINE   woj027

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

Old news. Change channel to non sports Chanel. Push the left and right buttons in the receiver at same time. That should cycle the blue lights

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

Push the left and right button at the same time.

#4 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:25 AM

If the above suggestions don't work, try resetting the DVR.
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#5 OFFLINE   HarleyD

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

I remember when the popular question was how to turn them off...not on.

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#6 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

I still wish this was an option that could be set via a settings menu

#7 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Yeah, it would be nice - set and forget; now after each reboot you must cycle thru all the (four ?) levels again

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

Both options will work to get the lights back... although i did not know about the first option till i just went and tried it...:lol:

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#9 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

Is there any way to adjust the brightness from the remote?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

Nope.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

Yeah, it would be nice - set and forget; now after each reboot you must cycle thru all the (four ?) levels again


But it is a nice easy way to know if the box rebooted.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

I remember when the popular question was how to turn them off...not on.

The circle is complete.


I was reaching for the HR that was just installed and the installer asked me what I was doing. Went like this:

I(installer)--What are you doing?

Me--Turning off the front panel lights.

I--Can't be done.

Me--Watch.

I--What did you do (I placed myself in front of him and didn't let him see what I was doing)? I didn't think that was possible.

Me--How long you been with D*?

I--3 months

Me--What did you do before that?

I--Pest control.

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#13 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:30 AM

Is there any way to adjust the brightness from the remote?


You're being logical again.... :lol:

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#14 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

But it is a nice easy way to know if the box rebooted.


Only thing it's good for. The blue ring, I mean. The 20-700s are much brighter than the 24s. I'd rather see progress bar info there. Like a BD player.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

Or one other alternative is to just wait for an update from D*. Unfortunately, those always turn the lights back on. I would love to have a way to keep them off. But, as noted, every update from D* turns them back on. I gave up.

#16 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Good times!!!

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You should have told him that you could tell him how to do it for a small Fee!!! :lol:

Just like they Nickel and Dime us!!! :D
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

Me--What did you do before that?

I--Pest control.



He must have been assigned to you. :lol:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

You should have told him that you could tell him how to do it for a small Fee!!! :lol:

Just like they Nickel and Dime us!!! :D


He spent an hour after he was done picking my mind for "other neat stuff". The only training he had gotten was two weeks (I think that's what he said) of classroom training and riding along with a more senior installer for another two weeks.

Hard way to learn a job.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

He must have been assigned to you. :lol:


I actually wondered about that. He was the second straight pest control installer I had come to the house.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

I always turn the lights off on my HR23 as it's in the bedroom.
But, the lights on the living room HR24 don't bother me.
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