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Why does the 622 "Park" itself on some random channel?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Nightmare, May 15, 2006.

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  1. Nightmare

    Nightmare Legend

    Nov 2, 2002
    My 942 would go to "sleep" after 4 hours but remain on the last channel.

    The 622 appears to jump to some random channel when it shuts down after the 4 hours. Is there a way to stop this or do I need to disable the "sleep" mode.

    What is the point of this anyway, are they just trying to get more "hits" on the channels that no one watches?
  2. olgeezer

    olgeezer Guest

    Dec 5, 2003
    I turn mine off in the evening. The next time I either turn on or push the select button the channel last viewed, including OTA, is on.
  3. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
  4. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    Got any teenagers? :lol:
  5. liferules

    liferules Godfather

    Aug 14, 2005
    or a neighbor with the same remote setting?
  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Is it always the same channel? I've never seen my 622 go to a channel I didn't leave it on except when I had a recording during the "off" period. Then it usually can be found tuned to the last channel recorded.
  7. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    Nightmare what happens when you placed the unit in standby and then back out of standby. I would expect the same behavior. I have not noticed my changing channels but then again I don't really pay that much attention in the morning. have to give it a try tonight.

    I would also think possible you might have a neighbor with the same remote address.
  8. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Another possibility, although less common... is if the channel you happen to have last been watching is blacked out at the time you turn it back on.

    This happens to me sometimes if I shut off while watching ESPN... then turn on during a game that is blacked out in my area. Then I believe my receiver comes back on and tunes to one of my OTA channels or something.

    I forget, it has been a while... but it does behave a little unexpectedly in this odd circumstance.
  9. Nightmare

    Nightmare Legend

    Nov 2, 2002
    This might have been caused by the 942 Remote.

    I have only had about an hour to play with the 622 and I have been using the 942 remote. It seemed to work fine, but would occasionally "jump" out of DVR mode back to live TV. I think the remote is the problem.

    I switched to the 622 Remote and it has not done anything glitchie since then. The TV is off now, I'll see if its on the same channel after work.
  10. Rick_R

    Rick_R Legend

    Sep 1, 2004
    Simi Valley, CA
    Recently I had two recordings scheduled back to back and overlapping (the 622 used separate tuners). When I turned on the 622 just before the overlap it was tuned to an OTA channel that I had not selected. I guess it was to make sure I was not using a tuner that was going to be used by the DVR for recording.

    Rick R
  11. GeeWhiz1

    GeeWhiz1 Legend

    Dec 6, 2005
    I have to say that we had this happen this morning. It's the first time that I have seen this with the 622.

    Basically here's what happened. When we went to bed last night we turned off the 622 while it was tuned to channel 122 (SciFi). When we turned it on this morning, it came up on Channel 9 (KQED, the local PBS channel).

    I have no clue why it happened. I've seen this with my TiVO, but never with a Dish receiver.
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