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Reset, Reset or Reset what is the difference?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by davistw, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. davistw

    davistw Mentor

    Dec 27, 2008
    There appears to be 3 ways to reset a Directv drv..

    1. From Menu
    2. RBR (Red Button)
    3. Power Cycle via power cord...

    Is there a difference between them all? IE does a RBR do something different than a Menu Reset?
  2. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    The prefered method is a menu reset, unless the machine is locked up and requires a red button reset, pulling the plug would be the last resort. Essentially the reult is the same although a menu reset is less of a strain on the electronics.
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    It's like the difference between restarting your computer via the menu, restarting via the reset button, or pulling the plug. The goal is to try to restart in the most "graceful" possible way, giving the receiver a chance to close open files and prepare itself for restart if possible.
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    1. best way
    2. if you have no other option [frozen box]
    3. use if 1 & 2 don't work and give 10 mins before connecting power again.

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