The event that prompted this thread is still occurring so I need to figure out what to do. However, the DVR function is coming on in about 5 minutes so something is working better.
What happened last night was that I was watching a tape of Suits on USA taped Wednesday night, and a few minutes into the tape the DVR locked up and rebooted. When it came on I tried watching again but the same thing happened.
I retaped the same show last night and tried watching it again this morning and again it locked up and rebooted, so it might be a corrupt transmission of this particular show.
I have taped shows on USA this morning to test this out and there was no problem so I am going to watch it and see what to do but it looks like I might need a new DVR. If so, would I get another Pace of the same model?
Just for curiosity, what does the appointment schedule look like so I can plan on a good date for me. If it's not until next week I will probably go for next Friday, the 14th, around 1PM unless the damn thing just dies on me before that.
Any recommendations or comments?
It's happening again on USA on my Pace DVR MA1305EW9045. I taped a new show on USA Channel 838, turned on the DVR internal Closed Captioning, and it immediately froze up and rebooted. Tried again and it did the same thing. It does not do this when I use the TV Closed Captioning.
I did get a service call the last time it happened but by the time they came the problem stopped occurring and the tech said well, guess that's it, bye, so it looks like it was fixed at a higher level and the box was not at fault so I kept it.
It only happens on first run, new episodes, on the USA Channel.
I don't want or need a service call, but would like someone to get the techs to check it out and find out what was done last time to eliminate the problem.
I checked this on my Pace DVR in the other room. When I turned on the Closed Captioing, it didn't do the same thing, which was freeze up and reboot, but it did freeze up the DVR, meaning the tape was playing but I couldn't do anything with the remote, and had to go to the set and turn it off manually, but it didn't reboot.