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My HR21-200 HD DVR has begun to lock up during playback and record. It requires a reset by removal of the power plug to restart the unit, the unit will not respond to a power down command from the remote control or any other remote control command. Some of my recordings that look complete will crash part way through playback at always the same spot in the program indicating the problem was caused during the record. If it crashes while watching a live program, any recording in progress will also be interrupted until the unit is restarted, a process that takes about 15 minutes because it requires a new download before using.

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You have an internal hard drive error. You will need a new box.

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call tech support & ask them to hit your box to reset it, in the meanwhile unplug it for 15 seconds

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SOURCE: My Directv DVR receiver will not stay on it is blinking yellow??

Unplug it from the power for about 30 minutes and then try again. If it still doesn't work I would call DirecTV and discuss getting it replaced.

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Unplug the DVR for about 20 minutes and then plug it back in. If that doesn't work its probably time to contact DTV for a replacement.

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SOURCE: Problem with playback on DVR - R15-500 receiver.

Check your signal strength on your second tuner. Dont forget to check all satellites and, if you use the signal meter instead of system test, a few odd and a few even transponders.

It sounds like it may be low.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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