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Red record light?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ShapeGSX, Nov 14, 2006.

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  1. ShapeGSX

    ShapeGSX Godfather

    Sep 17, 2006
    I've seen a red (not orange!) record light on the front of the HR20 twice. Once was last night and once was just now.

    I paused live TV just before 8:00 and took my son up to bed. I just came down and saw the red record light. I did a few things and eventually the light turned from red to orange.

    I noticed that it wasn't listing anything as recording in the My VOD screen.

    When I checked the History at 8:30 when the orange light went out, I saw that the half hour recording that was at 8:00 tonight was "Partial."

    So it looks like a red record light may go with the partial bug under some circumstances.
  2. yensid

    yensid AllStar

    Aug 12, 2006
    Wow, I have never heard of that! Anyone else have this happen to them?
  3. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Hmm... my reply was lost... anyway.

    The color of the LED is software controlled.
    When the R15 was first released the light was red.

    It has been reported a couple times, of people seeing a red light.

    The red light doesn't signify anything... People have gotten successfull records with the LED as red, and others have gotten partials when orange.

    What did you do to get it to turn to orange, it is possible that those steps may have resulted in the partial... (possible)
  4. ShapeGSX

    ShapeGSX Godfather

    Sep 17, 2006
    Well, I think I had a partial before I even came back downstairs. The Live TV was paused fullscreen. The screen saver was on. The LED was red. I hit "LIST", but the DVR was really sluggish to respond. Then I hit exit, live, exit, live a few times. The video was full screen, but the channel bar was on at the top of the screen the whole time. And I think the video was still paused.

    Eventually I brought up the MyVOD screen by hitting exit twice and then LIST. No recording was active. I think it was still red.

    Then scrolled down the list. I noticed that the live TV was still paused. So I hit play and accidentally brought up the thing I had scrolled down to in the list.

    So I hit stop.

    I think this is when the light turned orange again.

    But live TV didn't show up. The screen was completely black. I hit menu, and I don't think it did anything. I hit list and the list screen came up and the live TV came back on.

    I checked the history and it said partial.

    I probably got some of that wrong. :)
  5. jbstix

    jbstix Godfather

    Dec 28, 2005
    I have had this Red led appear numerous times on one of my HR20s.
    From what I can remember this hasn't happened while recording anything, it just randomly came on, flickered a little, then was gone in about 10 seconds or so...
    So my instances of this have occured w/o any recording taking place.
    The more unstable the box became, I did notice the red light appeared more often - reset the box, more stable red light doesn't appear for a long time.
    Any ideas?
  6. Blitz68

    Blitz68 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 19, 2006

    Have they seen UFO's also? :p

    I couldn't resist :D
  7. jbart1965

    jbart1965 AllStar

    Oct 12, 2006
    I dont have a red light, just the yellow-orange one. My problem is that the record light has been on for two straight days even though I am not recording anything. Nothing else seems amiss, so it's not bothering me.
  8. ajwillys

    ajwillys Godfather

    Jun 14, 2006
    I had the red light appear a few times while I was watching/recording a PPV. It actually seemed to coincide with another error we kept getting onscreen that said "This showing no longer available".

    The movie kept working, so we didn't mess with it.
  9. Rambler

    Rambler Icon

    Nov 9, 2006
    Were they in a certain district? :hurah:

    Sorry... couldn't resist. :rolleyes:
  10. kcb2

    kcb2 New Member

    Nov 9, 2006
    I have had the exact same thing - I can't remember if I was watching live or from the buffer, but wasn't recording when the red light came on. Next time I looked for it it was off already - haven't seen it since.
  11. Blitz68

    Blitz68 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 19, 2006

    Can you find out what the different colors mean?
  12. coolhdtv

    coolhdtv Mentor

    Aug 30, 2006
    I have an an older HR20 with RED record light. A recent HR20 install has a YELLOW record light. Both function properly.
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