VIP211 - Intentional auto turn off?

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bobhaze

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I just replaced an 811 with a 211. I usually keep the receiver on 24/7 so that I can record scheduled recordings on my HTPC. Despite this, I've noticed that the VIP211 seems to turn itself off, causing me to miss a couple of recordings. Of course I could schedule each event on the 211 also, but this should be unnecessary. Is this normal behavior for a 211 or should I call E* for an exchange.

Bob
 
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bobhaze

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RandallA said:
Go to Menu, 8, 7 and Disable. That should do the trick.
Thanks. I didn't notice that menu choice before. I don't think it was on the 811.

Bob
 
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The disable fucntion does not work on my 211. I've reported it to Dish, but it would help if others would also report it. They say that I am the only one that has called on that problem. If yours does not disable, please call Dish and report it.
 
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I was going to turn this off feature on my 2 411's but after some advise here I decided to leave it on. Reason, during the time it turns off, actually not turning off but going into a quasi standby mode, it is downloading new firmware and program guides. So unless you want to do the updateing manually I would leave it on. All it takes is a push of any button to turn it back on. By the way if you have an event that you want to record on a VCR and it overlaps the time for going into standby in the same menu you can change the time. Just MHO!


Rich Dunklee
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jerryez

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Yeah, but my TiVo will not record when the 211 is in standby. Alll I record is the Standby logo.
 

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