In the past week the reciever is stcuk on boot mode. I turn on the unit and it is not gooing beyond the boot stage. I turn off and on the unit and even diconnect it from the power for a few days. Nothing chaged. Is there anything I can do?
It happen the same thing to my 5-year-old Samsung SIR-T451. I just tried a combination of POWER button and the other three button on the front. What seems to work was the POWER and MENU button at the same time, and I was able to get past the BOOT process and straight into the MENU screen. Once there I re-started the ON-AIR signal acquisition process. It seems to be working fine now. Well see.
There are about 150 electrolytic capacitors in the thing. Those are NOTORIOUS for being un-reliable. One of them probably blew out. Easy to replace, part available for a few cents at Radio Shack, (OBSERVE PLARITY). Look for Swollen, burst tops, leaking brown goo, and a stinky smell. Easy fix, I fixed BOTH of my Samsung tuners with this issue, a T451 and a H260F. T451 PC board has 5 screws, plus 2 on back, plus 2 nuts on RF connectors. Pinch power supply plug to removed, flex flat cable just pulls out. Lift back of board then slide board back to remove. I suspect they used LEAD solder not the newer lead-free as solder is shinny and no RoHS label on PCB.
MOST common cause of dead electronics is electrolytic caps!
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Hi, I would be happy to assist you with your issue. DISH receivers are equipped with an "Inactivity Standby" feature which will place the receiver in a standby mode if the remote is not used in specified amount of time. The reciever does allow you to set the amount of time or if you would like, you can diaable the feature. This can be accessed by pressing the Menu button on the DISH remote and then select "Preferences" and then "Updates". If you are still having issues and need additional assistance, please feel free to PM DISH directly on facebook here: http://goo.gl/dgbNL Thank you!
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Hi bradpratt7my name is Mike Houston of DISH Network and I was going over your post andwanted to check something's with you. The first thing you will want to do ismake sure the power cord is plugged directly into the wall and if it is pleaseunplug it for 10 seconds and plug it back in. After you plug it in it willpower up on it's own and you should see a DISH Network screen, if not and yousee the Green power light on the receiver you will need to cycle through theinputs of the TV until you see a DISH screen. If you go through the inputs andstill don't see the DISH screen I will need to talk with you further to assistyou, I will leave my e-mail with you so you can reach me directly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Easy set up, Hook up all the components to the back of the TV normally and then use a stereo cable from the tv to your reciever.
Usually on the tv it says audio out or variable audio out, this will go straight to your reciever on one input allowing all devices on your tv to be hooked through your reciever on one cable and the sound will come from the tv and reciever at the same time or you can turn the audio off on the tv., you can also hook up any optical audio outs from your devices to your reciever as well. This will allow for surround sound to your reciever.
Have either of your tried unhooking the HDMI connector if you are using it and try component?
What software are you running on the unit. The HR20-700 and HR20-100 just got a software update that was going to fix this problem w/ the unplayable recordings.
stephnt: If it is erasing your content that is a good sign of a defective hard drive. These units when they boot up (after a software update) check the hard drive. If they run into a problem (bad sector) they will foolishly erase the hard drive, thus erasing everything you have recorded. If this is your 4th unit, you may want to look at your environment as well (well ventilated, good connections, etc) I'm not saying it couldn't be the unit. It took directv 14 units to get 3 working, and since I've had 2 HR20-700 refurbs that were unstable and were quickly replaced.
It might be in your best interest to invest in an external drive solution for the HR20. I, however, would be calling customer retention and having a calm, but stern chat with them about this.