HDPowerUser· New Member
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I finally found the solution to my issue where the VIP 722 keeps resetting over and over, sometimes three times per day. It was simply overheating. All you have to do to fix it, is to put a notebook cooler under it -- I recommend the Zalman ZM-NC1000 (I have no association with them), since it has a metal cooling plate instead of plastic. Once I put this on (and you can plug it in and power it directly from the VIP's own USB port -- I use the rear one), it has not reset in a month. I had put some drink coasters under the unit at first, to give it more air room, but that didn't help. But once I put this very quiet cooler on it, there have been no more problems. I highly recommend this solution to any VIP 722 users who might be experiencing intermittent resets. Note that the cooler does stay on all the time, since the DVR is really "on" when its "off", but you cannot hear it running. Also, there is a USB expander port on the cooler, so you are not really loosing a USB port. Now the unit is very solid, and can really recommend this unit over any Direct TV unit, such the HR20. The VIP 722 is the best DVR out there now in my opinion.