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Auto shut-off

Mickey
03-12-2008, 09:16 PM
Got surprise the other night. Was wanting to catch show that was on and had to leave the house for a while. Put a DVD in the recorder and hit record. When I got back home and started to watch the recording, part way through up pops a message from dish receiver saying it was shutting off due to lack of activity. Needless to say I was ticked off that the program I was recording ended up consisting of partial recording, a message saying the receiver was shutting down and then nothing.

Any way to prevent this other than scheduling the receiver to tune to the program you are wanting to record?

Joe Las Vegas
03-13-2008, 01:00 AM
You got the 211 and you have to put a DVD in there, damn that's primitive, get a DVR box, preferably a HD dvr, 622 or 722, you can just set you program to record and dvr will record whenever the new shows are on, just set and forget, it will be there, recorded and all, waiting for you to play.
When I comes to the 211, I have no idea what that dinosaur does or what it looks like or how to set it up, sorry! Just upgrade for the HD future, it will be worth it.

adamwilkes20
03-13-2008, 01:50 AM
Go to your menu, then select preferences, then select inactivity standby...then you can select to either disable or inable the feature and how long after inactivity to shut down.

and joe las vegas...the VIP211 IS NOT a dinosaur reciever...apparently the OP uses a DVD recorder rather than a DVR...to each his own

Good luck and happy recording Mickey

Mickey
03-13-2008, 11:49 AM
Adam, thanks for the info. I was wondering if I had overlooked a setting.

Joe, thanks for those foolish comments. You open your mouth and readily admit you know nothing about the equipment I own and you certainly know nothing about my needs. Shee! The 211 receiver is a current model for HD. I have little use for a DVR and a lot of use for a DVD recorder.

Yes616
03-13-2008, 12:19 PM
Adam, thanks for the info. I was wondering if I had overlooked a setting.

Joe, thanks for those foolish comments. You open your mouth and readily admit you know nothing about the equipment I own and you certainly know nothing about my needs. Shee! The 211 receiver is a current model for HD. I have little use for a DVR and a lot of use for a DVD recorder.

The real nice parts about the HD-DVR's are they record in HD and when just watching live they "remember" meaning if you need to stop watching due to some interuption, just pause it. Then when you come back, you don't miss anything and depending how long you were paused, you will be able to skip through commercials. I love it myself.

BTW.. The 211 is no dinosaur! In a few months non-DVR ViP tuners like the 211 will get a software upgrade that will enable it as a DVR with the use of an external hard drive.