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My DVR literally won't record anything. I click record on a future program, it says it will record, but once the time comes it turns grey and "broken" and will not record. Even on current programs that I'm watching, when I press the record button, it will not record.

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I came across your post, andrea_paul_, and it caught my interest! I need to ask you a couple of questions to better understand the situation in order to optimally help you. Do you have DISH Network service? If you do, what is the model number of the receiver? That can be found on the front panel in the bottom left corner. If it says 'DVR' next to that number, is the TV screen giving you an error message? If so, let me know what it is.

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