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Back Up Power for DTV HR20-700

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#1 OFFLINE   jered9


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:34 AM

Help! I live in Florida the lightning capital of the world. Everytime we have a momentary power loss it takes up to 10 minutes for the receiver to reboot.:mad: I am considering buying a UPS battery backup system for the HR20-700 receiver. Has anyone done this and are there any problems with doing this that I need to be aware of?

I apologize if this is the wrong forum to post this question.


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#2 ONLINE   veryoldschool


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:39 AM

:welcome_s to the forum.
Yes this is the wrong forum, but you shouldn't have any problem using a UPS. I use one and it is a very good idea for the HR-20 has a hard drive so it is a computer by nature.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:40 AM

You should always have a UPS unit on a DVR or any other home electronics. A small $40 one is fine up to hundreds. Mine was about $120 and I can battery backup 6 devices and surge protect 4 more. Perfect size.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:42 AM

yes UPS is the way to go... Your more than likely going to want one around $75

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#5 OFFLINE   Jason Nipp

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:30 AM

I don't have an HR20, but I use a UPS on my 622 and it works just fine. Just remember if you have a powered switch to put that on the UPS as well. That way you also have no signal interruptions with the power glitches.

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