I have been searching the web in various forums trying to pin point a solution to my problem. I use DirectTv and I have a HR22 PVR receiver. In the last two months my receiver has been sluggish when looking at menus and when watching recorded items. Often when I fast forward a recorded program the picture appears to go in Pause mode but its actually fast forwarding. Once I push play from fast forward, I then see that it has moved forward in the recording.
Occasional the screen freezes while watching live programming and we wait and eventually after waiting sometimes several minutes, it starts to play.
Now more recently when I power the receiver down and come back to it the next day, it won’t power up. I try pushing the power button on the remote and the power button on the receiver. I end up pulling the power cord from the back of the receiver and then it does a full reboot and things start to work again.
I have performed a full diagnostics and it came up with nothing.
I have also done a scan of the hard drive and at first it came back with an error on the drive. Later I tried to do the same scan but came back with no error.
So my question is this, do you think it’s a bad hard drive and would that explain ALL of my systems including the power issue.
I own my receiver and I am in a location where a tech could not come out easily.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please don’t say the receiver is dead and you need to get a new one. I am looking for a fix to my current receiver.