Dish 322 any way to fix 'press select to continue'

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by al_bburn, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. loyoladoc

    loyoladoc New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    so i set up a 23-hour VCR timer to try and avoid the screensaver thing. my question is this: will having a VCR timer on still allow TIVO to change the channel for my recordings? and also, once TIVO does change the channel, is the VCR timer still active? (so that it can revert back into "timer phase" after the recording is over, ensuring that the SS doesn't come back)
  2. Cloud415

    Cloud415 New Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    I am having the hardest time hooking up my tivo to my DN 322 receiver. I have no idea where to hook up my IR blasters?? I've tried everything and nothing works. I can't change the chanel!!

    I know that it can be done because all of you have done it...i just feel so dumb 'cause i can't figuere it out :(

    I've conected AV cables going to the tivo to DN receiver, AV cables foing to Tivo to TV, and a S cable going to tivo to DN receiver and the IR cable going into the IR control out. I have the blaster located on the left bulb of the tree bulbs (that can all be IR, for all I know).

  3. loyoladoc

    loyoladoc New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    i would try calling tivo customer service. i had a lot of problems when i was setting up my tivo, including not getting channel changing to work, and they were very helpful. walked me through every single step and it all ended up working.
  4. EricScottReed

    EricScottReed New Member

    Dec 6, 2006
    In short, you must disable the Inactivity Power Off Mode. (I have the Dish 301/entry level receiver, but I can’t imagine that the functions are all that different from the 322):

    1. Menu
    2. Option 6 - System Setup
    3. Option 1 - Installation
    4. Option 2 – Inactivity Power Off
    5. Select Disable
    6. Save and then you’ll have to select “Cancel” three times to return to regular TV!

    Good luck everyone! ZikZak, my 301 just started going into Inactivity Power Mode automatically around the beginning of November; yours didn’t?
  5. mrmailer

    mrmailer New Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    I have a 322, I did not see "Inactivity power off" anywhere?

    I turned off daily updates, is that all I needed to do? Do the 4 hr screen savers still come on?
  6. analisa_roche

    analisa_roche Tivo Newbie

    Feb 4, 2006
    Fort Worth, TX
    mrmailer, I have a new 322 and I can't find that option either. However, I just did the VCR timer instead and it worked great for me.
  7. jon-w9

    jon-w9 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Just got my 322 this weekend and I am experiencing the bemoaned "select" screen during my recordings.

    It has been over a month, is the 23.5 hr. VCR timer still the way to go? I tried menu 6-1-2 and it was setting for call waiting. :(

    So if my 322 dials at 3:30, I should start the timer at 4 and end around 3:15? I will give it a shot. If I disable the update call, will I be charged the $5 fee?

    Sorry for the newb dish questions.
  8. jb_owen

    jb_owen New Member

    May 6, 2002
    Hi folks.

    To use a term I saw in this thread, I am now also a "322/522 sufferer". I switched my service over last week and have been annoyed with the Dish Receiver's screensaver like countless others.

    I see this issue has been reported back in January 2004 if not earlier. It is amazing (and disappointing) that Tivo has not provided the trivial fix/workaround of supporting the option to transmit the "Select" signal to the satellite receiver.

    That said, I am now looking to implement the workaround. I see mention of the 23.5 hour VCR records but despite my efforts to search the thread, I did not find a definitive description of what needs to be done (most likely I missed it).

    Is the intention to have the Dish's DVR literally record a full 23.5 hours of programming? My Tivo is located downstairs and is dedicated to kid programming. I don't want to fill up the Dish DVR with 23.5 hour recordings since I am using that for grown-up programming.

    If anyone can provide a specific description of the 23.5 workaround that would be great.

    As to Tivo, it is far superb in its user-interface (my 4 year old has no trouble operating it). This is in sharp contrast to the HORRIBLE user interface of the Dish 322/522 receiver. I don't think they could have done a worse job from a user-interface design.

    Perhaps we should ALL commit to calling Tivo's customer support once a week until our cry is heard and support for the SELECT button is added??

    Thanks again!

    Jonathan Owen
  9. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    From the Compatibility thread.
    I think what they are saying is to schedule a 5 minute recording early in the morning to essentially wake up the receiver.
  10. chopperhead2

    chopperhead2 New Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Ok guys, new user here. I have the 332 reciever with tivo series 2. It works togrether fine except for the screen saver that makes tivo record that instead of the show it`s programmed to. I don`t have a vcr hooked up so how would the timer work? I looked into it and it wants a manufacturer code from the vcr. What I`m trying to do is record a show for my daughter that airs at 6:30am but nobody is up at that time to make sure the screen saver is off. After about 7:30 we are up and usually have to hit the select button. I`m very new to this stuff so what exactly do I need to do to get everything working correctly? By the way, I have the tivo hooked up only on tv1 and not on tv2 so that it only records from that tv.
  11. val&brad

    val&brad New Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    After reading everything I could possibily find about this issue. loyoladoc has asked the exact question I have. If the timer is active at 4am on channel 101, then I watch TV at 9am on channel 107, then leave the house for 6 hrs. Will the Screen Saver come back on? :confused:

    I too just purchased a Tivo and need to decide if it's getting returned or not. This is a deal breaker for me, not to mention not having NHL season pass game information too (but I can deal with that, I guess)
  12. dstreelm

    dstreelm New Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    After getting my new 322 from dish and setting it up, I too was getting frustrated with the "Press Select to continue" problem. After reading many posts on the subject, i tried the VCR auto tune trick which worked ok, but i would still sometimes get the screensaver. I've modified that system, its a little clunky and annoying to set up, but it seems to work so far.

    First, i set the 322 to contact the service at 3:30. Then i set up 6 VCR timers. The first for 3:59 am ( i set all of the timers to tune to channel 101). the next for 7:59 am, the next for 11:59 am and so on for afternoon too. So every 4 hours, one minute before the hour, the 322 automatically tunes to 101 and starts playing. The only downside is that if you are recording say a program from 7:00 to 8:00 am, the last minute would be cut off. Ditto for any recordings that you specify to end late. Setting up the 6 timers is a bit tedious however.

    This method has so far been successful for me, if you give it a try, let me know your results.

    Good Luck 322 owners!
  13. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver ish
    I never had any problems with just one auto-tune...
  14. travisl

    travisl New Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I've had the auto-tune trick running for about a year now, and it's worked great. I only see the "press select to continue" on my non-Tivo TV now. However, once every 6 weeks or so, I see a recording where the Tivo changes the channel, the 322 receiver gets the change, and although the audio changes to the new channel, the video is blank except for the Dish Network banner showing that the channel change was successful. I asked Dish about this tonight in a chat (edited slightly):

    So, I figure that doing this once every couple of weeks will work.

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