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How often do you red-button-reset (RBR)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gcisko, Feb 12, 2007.

How often do you Red Button Reset (RBR)

  1. Several times a day

    0 vote(s)
  2. Once a day

    0 vote(s)
  3. Several times a week

    2 vote(s)
  4. Once a week (aprox)

    7 vote(s)
  5. None at all and hope to never need to

    34 vote(s)
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  1. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

    Sep 27, 2006
    I thought this would be fun for everyone. Some claim to never have a problem so I expect at least 1 vote for "None". But I was curious what the stability if the HR20 base is. Obviously the less frequent the RBR's the more stable everything is.

    So lets see what happens :eek2:

    Disclaimer: Obviously forcing software downloads does not count. This is only to fix problems encountered during normal use.
  2. dallascontractor

    dallascontractor DBSTalk Club Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Never had to RBR on either Machine.
  3. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    No option for me.

    Last time I hit the RBR for a bug (as you stated, not due to software forcing), was back in mid December.
  4. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I voted NONE. In the ~ 5 months I've had it, I've had to RBR less than 10 times. Recently, it is ~ once every 4-6 weeks. The answer is not literally zero as I've indicated, but its close enough for me to call it that.
  5. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

    Sep 27, 2006
    Yeah I guess I should have made that last one "Once per week or longer". But I am amazed at the early results. I guess we will see how it ends up.
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Too early for me to vote because: I setup "twin" HR-20s last Monday. One was new [installed by tech] & the other I reset everything to have both as close to twins as possible. Tuesday night was the D* monthly mass reset. Wednesday was the CE, Thursday the newer CE, Friday was the national push.
    Now my twins are working flawlessly.... not requiring a RBR, but considering this last week, it doesn't mean very much yet. Not voted. :)
  7. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

    Sep 27, 2006
    At first I was upset that I listed the poll selections wrong. But after thinking about it, one RBR every 4-6 weeks is totally acceptable to me. The other selections seem to indicate an ongoing issue. So in the end I certainly feel anyone with your amount of RBR's should vote NO. Ditto for Earl.


    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    I have not did a RBR since NOV. Except for software relaeses
  9. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    In my case, the RBR's have gotten far less frequent of late. I used to have an RBR about every 1.5 days. Then it was only about twice a week. With 10b, I had none, but they returned with 119, etc. I have had none yet with 12a, so fingers crossed...

    I had to vote the regular pattern of my HR20, but I think it may have stopped or nearly stopped with 12a.
  10. wakajawaka

    wakajawaka Godfather

    Sep 27, 2006
    I voted none, but actually had to one time since I have had the box last October.
  11. jfm

    jfm Legend

    Nov 29, 2006
    When I first saw the results I was surprised that there were so many that said "None", since mine has been about once per week. I wonder how many of the "None" have occational RBRs (less than once per week) and were forced into this answer.
  12. Sharkie_Fan

    Sharkie_Fan Hall Of Fame

    Sep 26, 2006
    Same here. Not sure how to vote. I've had 3 RBR in the 6 months that I had it...

    We need a once in a blue moon option. :)
  13. SuperTech1

    SuperTech1 Icon

    Jan 8, 2007
  14. leww37334

    leww37334 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 19, 2005
    Basically same as Sharkie-fan but I have done a couple of "peremptory strikes" RBR's after downloading CE releases.
  15. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    Since last Wednesday night I have had to RBR 5 times total and im getting tired of being a BETA Tester. Last night all my locals were coming in scrambled which I have never seen except on cable TV so I did an RBR and it got stuck in the loading up process I waited 25 minutes nothing happened so I hit RBR again and it finally came back up. I called D* about it today just to let them know about how many problems I am having.
  16. GBFAN

    GBFAN Godfather

    Nov 13, 2006
    I couldn't really find an option. When I first got the HR20 in October I had to reset it a couple of times due to lockups where the remote wouldn't respond. The last time I did it was the download before 0x12a. The HR20 was just acting goofy after the download and has been working fine ever since the reset
  17. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I voted once a week because of CE upgrades, not because of problems. I haven't had to RBR for a problem in over a month.

    Edit: DOH! Didn't read the original post well enough. Should have voted none.
  18. geoliquid

    geoliquid Mentor

    Aug 22, 2006
    I have two units and both are stable. Only issue I have is OTA channels start stutering if I fast forward too much. easy fix, just do a quick rewind. What I did notice is the unit I have in the bedroom makes way more noise then my living room unit. The harddisk reads and writes all day and night. Bedroom unit I picked up in January and the living room unit I got way back in August. I have all new cabling and short cable runs(typical LA 2 bdr tiny house).
  19. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    I've only had 1 b/c of a problem and I can't really recall when that was - December maybe..... I don't count forcing the software downloads early.
  20. ChromaTick

    ChromaTick AllStar

    Sep 2, 2006
    I selected none. I have two boxes. One box since October, the other since December. Between the two of them I've had 3 RBRs, and the last one was in December.

    All three resets were due to the box not accepting commands from the remote or manually.
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