HR10-250 goes crazy when tuning to ESPNHD or UHD

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  1. McTivo

    McTivo New Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Evanston, IL


    Any ideas? After 3+ years of perfect operation, one of my HR10-250's hard drive died about 3 months ago. I bought a replacement drive and installed the InstantCake software and got my machine back up and running. It's been fine for 3 months, but for the past week or two, every time I tune to ESPN HD (73) or UHD (74), the HR10-250 starts to freeze, pixelate, screen goes black, etc. In general, it just stops functioning. If I change the channel, it will take forever but eventually change, and it works great on all other channels. From time to time, it will reboot itself when I tune to 73 or 74 before the channel change takes effect.

    It's not a signal strength problem (signal is solid in the upper 70s) and I have no problems on my other HR10-250 in the next room.

    ESPN HD is the channel I watch the most, so this is obviously a big issue for me.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas or thoughts.
  2. tvl76

    tvl76 CUBS WIN !

    Oct 5, 2005
    Peoria, AZ
    I noticed lately on channel 73, when I first tune in, the audio is broken up but the video is fine. I just channel up and then back and every thing is OK after that.
  3. fasTLane

    fasTLane Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Could have to do with all the changes going on with the new sats. I have noticed a decrease in quality on the HD channels this week. Hoping it is temporary. :eek:

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