My old SD-DVR40 started pausing and pixelating and randomly restarting and finally just sat there with only the fan running, so I replaced the power supply after about a month of it sitting on the shelf.
Now I can watch any of my previously recorded shows, np. Get strong sat signal on both tuners. Full up-to-date guide. Everything works, except no live shows, just a black screen, with the overlay if I bring it up. Had it call in, it took almost an hour but that went fine, no change. It's not giving me any errors at all.
In the System Information menu, for "DIRECTV Account Status", it says "Account closed, call...." Called DTV, they sent activation signal, even though everything looks fine on their end, no change. Restarted a few times. Unplugged and waited, unplugged sat cables and switched them, etc.. No change. Tech says at this point he has to send on-site visit. So that's where I am now.
Took out card, unit says "hey, put that back", cleaned contacts, put back in, card error goes away, black screen still.