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3940wez12

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Usually when we go for just a few days, we take our Direct Tv DVR and watch recorded programs in the evening for entertainment, not bothering to set up the satellite antenna. However on our most recent trip when I asked for the "List", it said it was "loading" .... for 30 minutes! Needless to say no recorded shows were loaded. Is this something new since Direct's latest "update"? Once we were home and connected to the satellite, everything worked as usual. Any ideas?


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Did you power everything off and retry? Did you try again at home without the dish connected?


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Maybe there was a pending update to the software that didn't finish downloading or installing. Could also be that they changed the system to phone home on boot up.


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As I recall you have to skip past that message somehow. I just can't remember what. Clear, exit, back, something. Sorry, haven't tried it in awhile. A year or 2 back the DVR's would not let you watch recorded programming if the DVR was powered off and not re-connected to an antenna but a software update fixed that. I hope DTV didn't break it again.


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We always have to wait for searching for sat on the menu before we can switch to the menu for the recorded stuff. If you didn't get to that then, as others ask, did you power off and retry. If some questions don't get answered there is no way to answer your questions. Chuck

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CA Traveler wrote:

Did you power everything off and retry? Did you try again at home without the dish connected?


I powered down, disconnected the dish then turned it on again. Let it go through the "receiver self-check", then the Step 1 of 2 "Checking satellite settings". Changed the input to HDMI. I get the screen that says "There's a problem communicating with the satellite dish.(775)" OK I get that, since it's not connected. Then I went to Menu/View Playlist and the progress bar shows up with "please wait" over it, and that's where it stays.

I did go to the Trouble Shooting menu and it does say that we should be able to watch recorded programs from the DVR without the dish. Also did a hard reset with the little red button, same results.

I guess I'm gonna have to break down and make the phone call to DTV, not something I'm looking forward to.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

As I recall you have to skip past that message somehow. I just can't remember what. Clear, exit, back, something. Sorry, haven't tried it in awhile. A year or 2 back the DVR's would not let you watch recorded programming if the DVR was powered off and not re-connected to an antenna but a software update fixed that. I hope DTV didn't break it again.


Yeah, I remember that. I was so pleased when they fixed it, and I really hope they haven't "improved" anything lately!

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3940wez12 wrote:

I guess I'm gonna have to break down and make the phone call to DTV, not something I'm looking forward to.
Groan.. I wouldn't either. Chat might be easier but I think they just have sales people on that.

I have never seen this error, but it's been awhile since I booted mine up sans antenna. I sure hope at&t hasn't screwed this up too.

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What receiver are you using a power inserter? If so, have you tried it connected and disconnected from the PI? Grabbing at straws here!

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