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· Legend/Supporter
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We had a heavy rain storm tonight. My 501 went out before the 301 did at the beginning of the storm.

My 501 did not come back when the 301 did. The 501 switch check showed all ok with normal signals. Support had me turn off and unplug for 30 seconds. Then everything worked ok. Support said that needed rebooting like a computer even though we had no power loss. She said the lost of sat signal could cause the same issues as loss of power.

This is the second storm that I have had this problem with the 501.

Do 501's normally have to be rebooted after storms?

Do 501's normally go out before and come back on after 301's?
 

· God Bless America!
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It shouldn't go out before. As for the reboot, it shouldn't need it - but it doesn't surprise me. I have a DISHPlayer. Nothing Echostar makes could surprise me now (except perhaps, a working product:) )
 

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My 501 was doing something strange a couple of days ago during a big storm. I was recording a show when the storm hit and I lost the signal on and off. I noticed that the record light turned off and when the reception came back it didn't come back on. I pushed the record button again and got a timer conflict. If it knows that it is supposed to be recording a show then why didn't it do it.

Also last night I had a show I was watching and recording at the same time on pause. When it was time for my next recording to start the PVR was still paused and did not try to record the new show. Has anyone else seen this bug?
 

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I used to have the same problems as you described when we were back on software release 130 something, since the releases moved on back in February the problem has gone away. Make sure you have 154 which up til yesterday was the latest I had received.
 

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If one IRD was getting its feed from 110W
and the other from 119W you could very well
have one come back before the other.


Nickster :smoking:
 

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Yes, the 501 does have OpenTV :)
 
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psecic you ordered on for $99 or $199
If you ordered it for $99 how did you get them to give it to you for that price? s plain
 
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