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Was there a Forced Reboot this morning (2/7/07) ??


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#151 OFFLINE   bonscott87

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:45 PM

Why would one use the D* website to reset a receiver and not simply either unplug it and plug it back in or use the red reset button?


The web site resends channel authorization to your receivers, not physically resets them. If you ever find that some channels won't come in or aren't authorized anymore, instead of waiting on hold for 20 minutes and then try to convince the CSR to re hit your box you can now do it online with a click.

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#152 OFFLINE   jorossian

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:08 PM

I hope not, but that's what E* had done for their 921 for awhile to circumvent a memory leak issue that they had in that box.



This is IMO the problem with the HR20. In my experience the issues with the box only occur a day or more after rebooting (depending on how much "work" it's had to do during that time). Very much like some of the old poorly written C++ apps I'd throw together compile and run at work to automate some of my test fixtures ;) Good enough to do the job as long as you're there to babysit and reboot every once in a while.

I think it's definitely a memory leak due to hastily written code.

#153 OFFLINE   LI-SVT

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:26 AM

So, we still don't have an answer as to why all of these HR20s were rebooted?

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#154 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:28 AM

So, we still don't have an answer as to why all of these HR20s were rebooted?

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#155 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:30 PM

The web site resends channel authorization to your receivers, not physically resets them. If you ever find that some channels won't come in or aren't authorized anymore, instead of waiting on hold for 20 minutes and then try to convince the CSR to re hit your box you can now do it online with a click.


I took your post to mean that people are using the website to reset their IRDs.

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:36 PM

got home last night at 1045p after being away several days. Blue ring lights on. record light on, TV said "HDMI No Signal"
so rebooted and it was ok, I guess it locked up....when they forced the reboot. We never put ours in standby.
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