I think we have a ghost in the box
Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:39 AM
We had a similar problem years ago - but it was just the channel changing. I realized then our neighbor had the same tv company and our remotes were on the same frequency/channel so I changed ours. And everything was fine. But that was the other (radio) remote - not the one that needs line of sight to work. (IR?)
That neighbor has cable now. And I know they don't watch the channels that our 'ghost' likes (the channels are usually Spanish stations). And why would they keep backing up and fast forwarding? Weird.
I went ahead and changed the remote frequency anyway and it still keeps happening. I'm going to have to call tech support and I hate dealing with them. And I don't want to get a new box.
We have 2 boxes and the other nondvr one doesn't seem to be doing this. We don't watch that one as much but I haven't seen this happen on that box.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:31 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:43 AM
I put a book in front of the sensors. And it kept doing it. Our remote didn't work while the book was in front of the sensors.
It's stopped now.
Edited by Shoshana, 21 May 2012 - 11:43 AM.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:20 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:53 PM
The ghost struck this afternoon, and when it did, I posted earlier. While it was changing channels I put a book in front of the sensors. It didn't help, the box turned off. I moved the book so we could turn it back on and it turned off. We turned it back on and put the book back and it changed channels.
Then it was fine. It's still fine. It doesn't happen every day.
Could there be something in the box causing it to act up?
I'll keep investigating.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:21 AM
Edit: Which provider do you have? Also, what's your receiver's model #?
Edited by John R. Sellers, 22 May 2012 - 12:32 AM.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:01 AM
Tonight there was a new twist - it started playing a show we had recorded then fast forwarded through it!
I think this is our 3rd box ... the two before were replaced when they died - as in they wouldn't boot up at all. They don't offer this box anymore but they might still have some. The 722 has a bigger HD but it doesn't come with an off the air antenna input.
Thank you ...
Edited by Shoshana, 23 May 2012 - 01:14 AM.
Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:22 PM
I fixed it. There's an antenna on the back for RF reception so the box gets commands from the tv2 remote for use with a second tv.
It's not supposed to affect tv1 at all but we have both tv1 and tv2 input on 1 tv so we can have pic in pic.
It's still not supposed to affect the main tv - when I tried using the tv2 (RF) remote on our tv nothing happened but once I took the antenna off, our ghost went away. So, someone has something putting out RF and even tho I tried swiching RF channels a number of times without it getting better, just keeping the antenna off worked.
No idea what RF device, but I'm happy it's fixed
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:55 AM
I'm still annoyed it happened and wish I knew what RF device was causing the problem but hey, it's fixed!
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