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DTV Pal: Timer resets to 'no timer set' after 4 - 12 hours. I perform all steps to set the timer; confirm that it's set, and actually, it works on one of two units. On the 2nd unit, i do the same thing and after 3-5 programs have been properly set up, i check 6 hours later and "No timers set" We had a power outage last week, and now BOTH units do the same timer cancel thing.

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    DTV Pal: Timer resets to 'no timer set' after 4 - 12 hours.

    I perform all steps to set the timer; confirm that it's set, and actually, it works on one of two units.

    On the 2nd unit, i do the same thing and after 3-5 programs have been properly set up, i check 6 hours later and 'No timers set'

    We had a power outage last week, and now BOTH units do the same timer cancel thing.

    I have 2 of these units. The left one works fine and keeps the programming.

    The rite one, identical to the left, but hooked to a different VCR LOOSES the programming in 4 - 12 hours.

    I have read and re-read the manual and i am doing the same things on both machines. They are hooked to the same roof antennae.

    They should be performing the same way, but the rite one looses the timer settings.

    In the book, on page 17, it says: Inactivity Standby...turns off...allow(ing) the receiver to perform basic maintenance.

    Both the working and non working machines are set at the 4 hour 'Inactivity Standby' setting.

    Any hope?


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I was made to understand that there is a firmware glitch on the timer. Other reported issues were:

  • loses about 5 minutes per day;
  • can not manually adjust the clock;
  • constant running of the setup wizard every day to get the correct time;
  • erratic performance of the program guide and event timers for recording.
Options are:
  • claim warranty service/replacements (1-888-638-9912);
  • firmware upgrade, though there is no field/user way to upgrade the firmware and would require an in shop service. reported units with older versions of the firmware (F105 and F205) have multiple problems ;
  • inquire from Dish Network for any over the air updates;
  • try a reset, unplug from the mains for at least an hour.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Simplified Event Timer Explaination.

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Set a timer to turn your DTVPal on and tuned to the desired channel before your favorite show starts playing.

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Did you try to set it again and did you look on the manual of it? try to configurate it out by using your manual. if your not having trouble in the hardware then its just a settings. hope that helps!


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