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DSR704 First Download

How can I use a cell phone to download the first setup info for this model. I stopped having a home phone a couple of years ago. Cell is far cheaper.

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Re: DSR704 First Download

As far as I know, you can't, but I have a different solution.

These units don't need to call in, unless you order PPV. However, to get past that first "guided setup" call, which is nothing more than a test call, I'd recommend just taking it to a friends house to make the test call.

After that, you'll have to put up with the nag messages about not making a call, or hack the unit to make it not want to make a call at all.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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My DVR receiver is recording programs that i originally did not put on the schedule. My receiver is also showing the programs in the guide and my daily schedule as "No Info Available". I have...

Hello! For these issues, here are a few simple steps:

First, for the DVR recording shows, you just need to delete those timers. They may have accidentally been set up.
1. Menu, 7-Daily Schedule
2. Timers
3. Edit list
4. Select any timers that you did not create, or want deleted. This will stop them from recording!

For the program guide:
You just need to download the program guide. Here's a couple easy ways:
First way:
1. Pull up the Guide
2. Press 999 then the right arrow button (Browse) until the guide prompts a download,

Second way:
1. Pull up a menu. Press 6 (Sys setup) -1(Installation) - 1( Point dish)
2. Highlight and select Check Switch on the upper right
3. Select test at the bottom left. (If a message comes up between steps 2 and 3, select yes. )
4. Press VIew live tv, and allow the Acquiring signal message and the guide download to go through.

I hope these steps help!!!

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Philips DSR704 stuck at "Powering up unit"

you can take the hard drive out and hook it up to your computer as a slave. a fix it, take out and reinstall.

Dec 24, 2007 | Philips DSR704

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Philips dsr704 that has a tuner that is failing

About the only solution that I know of is to send it to a company called Weaknees. It's expensive but they do good work. The prices for various repairs are on their web site. If you don't have any other problems order the specific tuner replacement. If you have other problems, you might want to go for their "general fix" solution.

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Phillips DVR Model works, black screen, no powing up

the power supply is bad.
I had to same problem with mine after a power outage. Luckily I had a spare TIVO series 2 receiver with an identical power supply. Popped it in the busted TIVO and I am back in business.

Apr 24, 2009 | Philips DSR704

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Owners manual & remote

I just downloaded the manual for the DSR704 (except fo the inside of the front cover which I now need).

I went to It gave a list of the manufacturers of their recorders. Choose Phillips and then select the DSR704. It was very easy once knew where to go. Good luck.

Aug 18, 2008 | Philips DSR704

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'Welcome. Power Up' by AF


Jan 01, 2008 | Philips DSR704

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Picture on DSR704 gets 'blocky', loose audio at the same time

Check the satellite signal strength on different transponders. On mine, 16 ands 17 are intermittent as are a number in the 20s but only on satellite 2 (even if you switch the cables). It's probably a bad 2nd tuner.

The only fix I've found is to repeat the "guided setup" and tell it you have only one cable coming in. That will take tuner2 out of the loop.

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Stuck at "Welcome Powering UP"

It's most likely the drive. You can buy preconfigured kits or buy the software and hard drive and do it yourself.

You can send it out to CCS in Indiana and they'll test/repair what is necessary (if they can). Some of these units are very old and they aren't repairable, but they do their best and are very quick on turn around times.

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Looking for owners manual

Here are the manuals: User Manual Quick Setup Guide (1) Quick Setup Guide (2) More info check this page: Good Luck

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