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Official: Tips and Tricks for the HR20


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#21 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:24 PM

Earl - on the question about the OTA tuners. When I ordered my HR20 I was told that they were not yet working with the guide or mapped to the channels but that the channels could be accessed manually. Any truth to this ?



No, the OTA tuners are not active. You cannot even access that portion of the HR20 Setup Menus.
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#22 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:36 PM

Best Trick: Get a programable remote and program one page for live tv, and one for record. Then THROW OUT the original remote...:lol:

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#23 OFFLINE   moonman

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:41 PM

great one! so annoying! and I barely got any of my alerts anyway, so what was the point? i had 9 guys in FF and i only got 2 alerts all day, but i must have seen that popup a hundred times. you'd think it could at least go away after i did what it said.

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Channel 795 is the interactive set-up channel....pressing the RED button allows
you to set up your players..pressing the BLUE button sets up your prefs...
you should be able to state the pop-up times or even remove them if you wish..

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 07:10 PM

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Channel 795 is the interactive set-up channel....pressing the RED button allows
you to set up your players..pressing the BLUE button sets up your prefs...
you should be able to state the pop-up times or even remove them if you wish..


I belive you can also turn alerts off from this channel

edit: in "player tracker" press blue button for prefrences to turn "alerts off"
my bad moonman, that's exactly what you said! sorry
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#25 OFFLINE   JLove336

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 11:35 PM

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#26 OFFLINE   rtphokie

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:34 AM

Tip 1: Get to the Guide Quickly
Avoid the Category Sort screen by just pressing GUIDE twice.


I've got a tip for you D*, make it so it's an option so I only have to press it once! :rolleyes:


I'd like to see it as an option as well, but not just on/off. The options should be

press guide once for the category sort screen, twice to go directly to all currently set favorites list

and

press guide once to go directly to all currently set favorites list and twice for the category sort screen.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:01 AM

Tip 1: Get to the Guide Quickly
Avoid the Category Sort screen by just pressing GUIDE twice.


I've got a tip for you D*, make it so it's an option so I only have to press it once! :rolleyes:


I'm with this guy. Drives me nuts.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:59 PM

Is there any way to dim or even turn of the blue lights on the front of the receiver?

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:23 PM

Is there any way to dim or even turn of the blue lights on the front of the receiver?


There is....... but I totally forget how to do it. I believe it involves holding down a combination of the arrow keys on the HR20 front panel itself.

#30 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:29 PM

hit the left and right buttons together... or read the manual :)

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:34 PM

hit the left and right buttons together... or read the manual :)


Too bad it only dims the ring LEDs. The other LEDs seem very bright, too.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:15 AM

hit the left and right buttons together... or read the manual :)

Ouch, I'm a guy, I have no need for manuals. :rolleyes:
Seriously, I did look through it, but didn't notice. I'll have to look better in the future.
Thanks for the help.
As far as dimming the non-ring lights, I use some non-residue Scotch tape at work that will dim them suffiently. I was really hoping there was a way to knock them out completely, but some carefully cut electrical tape can do that.

#33 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:53 AM

There is...

Just hold the left and right arrows down at the same time on the front pannel.
You can then lower the brightness to OFF
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:01 PM

Im not a NFL ST or SF sub but I can go to 795 and pull up the Player tracker. Does this info only appear on the SUNDAY TICKET channels or on any channel Im watching???
And does it only work during the games?

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:09 PM

I've turned off the ring led three times now (using the L and R button trick) and everyday when I come home from work, they are back on.

Any idea why this is happening?

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:14 PM

I've turned off the ring led three times now (using the L and R button trick) and everyday when I come home from work, they are back on.

Any idea why this is happening?


It's not a bug, it's a feature!

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 02:14 PM

How do you do a full format of the HR20? One that will restore it to its factory conditions with no season passes & no recordings?

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 02:50 PM

I've turned off the ring led three times now (using the L and R button trick) and everyday when I come home from work, they are back on.

Any idea why this is happening?


Mine have only come back on if the DVR rebooted.
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
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Sun & moon help site your satellite dish


#39 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 02:51 PM

There is...

Just hold the left and right arrows down at the same time on the front pannel.
You can then lower the brightness to OFF


Earl, this just applies to the ring LEDs, right? I haven't found any way to dim the other LEDs (other than put something over them).
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
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Sun & moon help site your satellite dish


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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:14 PM

I love the dimming sequence:

Normal -> 100% Brightness
1 Press -> 99% Brightness
2 Presses -> 98% Brightness
3 Presses -> 97% Brightness
4 Presses -> OFF




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