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R-15 I figured it out, sort of......

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Bobman, Feb 27, 2006.

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  1. Bobman

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    I have figured a couple things out that "might" help others avoid problems too.


    1.) Do not use the reset button, unplug it wait 15-20 (you must wait) seconds if you need to do a reset. I got this from trial and error and all the lockups I have had. Almost every time I use the reset button I experience another lockup very shortly. When I pull the plug and wait, it is much more stable.

    2.) Make your SL's and other recordings and LEAVE IT BE. Get your SL's in the order you want then DO NOT use the prioritizer, history or to do list at all.

    This is only my throughts but these are things I think "might" help us out.
     
  2. walters

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    Doesn't that contradict earlier advice? Wasn't conventional wisdom that guide data repopulated faster with the reset button? Maybe that's why it's less stable for you than unplugging it (referring to your other thread where you noticed that your box was more stable with less-than-full guide data).
     
  3. matty8199

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    If I was confident that it would record everything I tell it to, I would leave it be - I'm not, therefore I need to check the TDL periodically.
     
  4. Earl Bonovich

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    I am not sure where it was posted that the reset repopulated faster.

    Going into STANDBY MODE (via the OFF button) does populate it faster.

    But the reset button is pretty much the same thing as a reset button on a computer. It forces a reboot.
     
  5. gimme5

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    I couldn't possibly stop checking the TDL every single day...
     
  6. Bobman

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    I never heard that before. From what I understand, the red reset only resets certain things and pulling the plug resets everything.

    Thats why (my guess) when I used the reset button I always had problems shortly after as its not clearing everything. When I pulled the plug for a full reset I have had many less problems.
     
  7. walters

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    Right, I phrased that wrong. Not that hitting the red button makes the guide data come back faster, but that doing so keeps it (or more of it) from going away in the first place.

    I don't know: maybe I'm imagining the prior red button vs. unplug discussion. :)
     
  8. Bobman

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    I too feel better by checking the to do list but thats where about 1/3 of my lockups happen. If anyone else constanly has lockups while in the to do list, avoiding it helps cut down the problems.

    If I stay out of the TDL and Prioritizer that should eliminate 75-80% of my problems.
     
  9. Bobman

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    Not sure but that could be true. When I reset with the button I have problems later on (guide data didnt delete) but when I pull the plug I dont have problems for a while (complete delete of guide data).

    It could be that or it could be whatever else it does when you pull the plud vs using the reset button.
     
  10. gimme5

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    I've never had a lockup in the TDL, at least not yet. I've only had lockups while watching shows, and I don't think I'm gonna stop doing that either :)
     
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    It doesn't seem to matter where I am when It locks up. Hell, alot of the time I'm just hitting LIST to play a MYVOD. But I've had it lock up hitting guide, prioritizer, todo list, SL, search, etc.
     
  12. ISWIZ

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    I wondered if there was some type of memory leak/buffer overflow at work. Only in that we have all seen similar problems but not necessarily doing the same thing.:confused:
     
  13. Bobman

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    I tested it last night when my box locked up. It had full data when it locked up. I pressed the reset button and after that it only had about a days worth of data. I usually just unplug it and thats all the guide data I ever see.

    It looks like reset or unplug it loses all the guide data and you only get what it firsts downloads when it restarts.
     
  14. mkmhr

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    I would advise you to always use the menus to reset any dvr, this ensures you do not do do anymore harm than nessecary. Only unplugg style reset when absolutely ness.
     
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