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I just recently got a reconditioned H20-600 from D*. The power light on the receiver stays on even when the TV is off.
Is this what is supposed to happen with this receiver? I have done searches on this Forum and couldn't find an answer to this question. And the really funny part was the Technical Service Dept. at D* didn't even know the answer :lol:
 

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WERA689 said:
It will be green if the receiver is 'on', and red if it is 'off'. But there is always a light on on the front panel.
Thank you so much :) I knew someone had to be able to answer the question ;) So my H20-600 is working perfectly :sunsmile:
 

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veryoldschool said:
And will stay that way a bit longer with one of these [or my link in it]: http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=1665324&postcount=20
Sorry, but you have to be kidding me :lol: I'm not paying for a fan. I paid for the receiver and I'm paying for the Protection Plan. So if the receiver burns itself up may be D* will give me a better one :rolleyes:
 

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Sorry, but you have to be kidding me :lol: I'm not paying for a fan. I paid for the receiver and I'm paying for the Protection Plan. So if the receiver burns itself up may be D* will give me a better one :rolleyes:
That's why I put mine on blocks to allow better airflow from underneath. If you don't use/need the OTA tuner, then "any" receiver will be fine, but if you do need the OTA tuner, the -600 has the best one out of all of the DirecTV receivers and they run hot [fail because of it] and are hard to find.
 

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Mine fried and died and it was replaced by an H21-200 with no OTA capability. If you use OTA it is wise to do what it takes the keep the unit cool. D* will not accomodate a request to replace an H20 with another H20.
 

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Mine has not failed in 2.5 years of sitting on top of the microwave oven, two inches below a kitchen cabinet, with no additional cooling whatsoever.

It is by far the hottest to the touch of my DirecTV equipment, but has always worked fine.

Some of them do work as advertised!
 

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I bought mine right before the leasing program and haven't had too many issues. I think there was a problem using HDMI in the begining with my setup, though that has been fixed with software for quite some time.
 

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Mine has not failed in 2.5 years of sitting on top of the microwave oven, two inches below a kitchen cabinet, with no additional cooling whatsoever.

It is by far the hottest to the touch of my DirecTV equipment, but has always worked fine.

Some of them do work as advertised!
Have the H20's really been around since the beginning of 2006? :confused:
 

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veryoldschool said:
That's why I put mine on blocks to allow better airflow from underneath. If you don't use/need the OTA tuner, then "any" receiver will be fine, but if you do need the OTA tuner, the -600 has the best one out of all of the DirecTV receivers and they run hot [fail because of it] and are hard to find.
I don't need the OTA tuner so with me if the receiver burns itself up I'll just get D* to send me another receiver ;)
 

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Have had the H20-600 since 03/06--never have had a problem though I do keep it up on top of cabinet rather than within it so it gets more air. Also, as well as red/off and green/on, the power light on the unit flashes yellow every time a button on the remote is hit.
 

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eilloc said:
Have had the H20-600 since 03/06--never have had a problem though I do keep it up on top of cabinet rather than within it so it gets more air. Also, as well as red/off and green/on, the power light on the unit flashes yellow every time a button on the remote is hit.
I'm having trouble remembering a yellow light :confused: But the H20-600 is on our second TV so it isn't used as much. So I'll take your word for it :)
 
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