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I have 2 R15-100's DVR that every morning the RECORD light is on. On one pressing any button will cause the REC light to dissapear. The other won't turn off for 3+ hours nothing is recording on either one of them.
I've done resets and nothing. Any ideas?
 

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Anyway to stop it?
 

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And Direct is using my electricity and although they have "reserved" space
on the hard drive, there is excessive wear and tear on the drive.

Of course, the company is hoping with the downloaded product being at hand there will be additional orders - more money.

I just hope there would be an easy way, without calling Direct, to disable this system.
 

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And of course you can't delete those recordings! :nono2:
 

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SeptemberBaby said:
I came here to ask the same question.
It seems to be on more then usual. Every morning and sometimes night. I've never noticed it on this often. Is this something new?
Relatively new. The "Showcase" tab has been there for a while, but DirecTV hasn't used it for much. With the latest software updates, it's been renamed "Movies Now" and they're providing instant access to several PPV movies that change regularly.

Again, these recordings do not take any hard drive space from your own recordings. If don't want to see them, just don't look at the "Movies Now" tab.
 

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I just wanted to make sure there wasn't something wrong.

And I'm sure this won't interfere if I have two recordings scheduled, right? :)

Also, I don't believe this is happening on my HD DVR, it may will be, I just don't notice the record light because it's not as bright. The record light on my DVR Plus is extremely bright.

Thanks!
 

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GP245 said:
And Direct is using my electricity and although they have "reserved" space
on the hard drive, there is excessive wear and tear on the drive.

Of course, the company is hoping with the downloaded product being at hand there will be additional orders - more money.

I just hope there would be an easy way, without calling Direct, to disable this system.
Since the buffer runs the hard disk all the time, is there really any significant increase in electricity or wear and tear from recording showcases?
 

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inquisitive1 said:
It's interfered with some of my recordings. I called tech support today and was told there was no way they could stop sending the "movies now" signal to my satellite.
That's not supposed to happen. Your own recordings should always take priority over the "Movies Now" stuff.
 

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Check out the Showcase priority over tuners thread in this forum for everything you ever wanted to know about showcase movies/mysterious record light being on. :)
 

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It's a known issue:

R15 & R16: Record light may light up when customer has no planned recordings. This occurs
when the DVR is recording Showcases or Movies Now. This will not affect the customer's regular
recordings, recording space available on the hard drive or their ability to watch live TV or
recordings. There is nothing wrong with the IRD, and the customer should ignore the record light.
 

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On the newer Receivers the Record Light does not light up if it is downloading in the Showcases/ Movies now tab. My R22-100 does not light up when doing this.

It's not using anymore electricity or wearing out your Hard Drive because your Hard Drive is always working even if you are not Recording something. Thats what I have been promised by DTV at least!

We should be able to control what our receivers record.
 
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