Inactivity message?

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  1. Feb 2, 2020 #1 of 17
    radamo

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    This week we started getting the "Inactivity Message" on all receivers?

    Each day when we first turn on a TV the DirecTV message pops up that advises that due to inactivity the receiver was turned off. That would be fine but we know for a fact that we always turn off the TV and the boxes?
     
  2. Feb 2, 2020 #2 of 17
    compnurd

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    Its a bug Turn off Power Saving and it will go away
     
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    MysteryMan

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    Using your DIRECTV remote select MENU -Settings-Power Saving...Select Power Saving Off.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2020 #4 of 17
    radamo

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    Just started happening... yes, I will turn off the feature. Good suggestion.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2020 #5 of 17
    b4pjoe

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    I'm seeing this too on my C61K but not on the HR54 or the HR24's. The thing is....it just started happening the last few days and I have had the Power Saving feature on for years and it never did this. So why is it starting to do this now? Last firmware on the C61K was on 1/14/20 but the problem has only started in the last week.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2020 #6 of 17
    MysteryMan

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    It's a bug that came with the 0x12c5 update for the C61K-700.
     
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    compnurd

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    The firmware date you are looking at is the build date. Clients don’t show when they installed the software
     
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    radamo

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    It is also affecting the c61 NON-K version.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2020 #9 of 17
    compnurd

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    Yup. It is a Bug in 12C3 and C5
     
  10. b4pjoe

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    Thanks for that info. I always thought that was the install date.
     
  11. Delroy E Walleye

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    Very old bug and still happens (only on the HR20) in our household whenever it gets a signal to restart during the overnight hours while it's turned off.

    (Whether or not there's an update involved doesn't seem to make any difference.)
     
  12. ericknolls

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    This feature being turned on should shut the tv and the receiver off. It is touch and go at times. I think I should shut it off on my Samsung Smart TV. I'm sure the DTV box should be capable of turning them both off. But, technology is not fail proof!
     
  13. Rich

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    Yeah, running into the same thing with my Samsung TVs. Sometimes both the TV and DVR turn off, sometimes they don't. And I was told there were no problems with this feature a few months ago.

    Rich
     
  14. astrohip

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    Just wanted to add this happens to all of our Minis also (3 of them, 1-wired, 2-wireless). Irritating but not mission-critical. Do wish they would fix it though.

    Are there any "unintended consequences" if I turn off Power Saving mode on a Mini?
     
  15. Rich

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    Don't think so. I did turn it on and it's been a bit of a PITA. Been turning it off on all the HRs.

    Rich
     
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    This "issue" has been driving me batty ever since it started happening to thankful for these explanations; but to piggy back on the "are there unintented consequences" question; other than being annoying, should I just leave the setting the way it is in case one of the kids forgets to turn the receiver "off" after viewing?

    I am not tech savvy, but imagine there MUST be some legitimate reason for having the power saving feature engaged beyond JUST saving household power; but please educate me if I'm wrong?
     
  17. jimmie57

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    It was done to be able to call the boxes green or energy savers.
    The fact is that on a DVR you save about 1 watt per hour when it turns itself off. Reason it is so little is that the hard drive runs continuously and is keeping the guide up to date , recording shows while you sleep, etc. The only thing that gets turned off is the feed to the TV so you can get a picture. The real energy saver is the TV and if you have an AVR / Surround sound system to turn it off. They both use many times more electricity that the DVR.
    For that tiny savings the problems that arise from letting it turn itself off is not worth it.
     
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