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Windows 7: Dish Network (pressing ok)

19 Jan 2011   #1
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Dish Network (pressing ok)

I have Dish Network, hate it, but now when ever I want to watch TV via my htpc, I have to press the OK button before it launch tv. Did not have that when I had DirectTV. This is not an issue except when I want to record shows. I noticed this when I set Remote Potato to tape Wipe out. It set the schedule fine, and it ran the recording fine as well. So what is the problem? When I tried to watch the recorded show, all I saw was the stupid Press Select to continue screen (see attached screen shot). Has anyone experienced this, if so, how was it resolved?




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19 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

My guess is it's a screensaver of sorts to prevent exactly what you're doing. If there is no input activity on the box for X minutes it goes into screen saver mode.
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19 Jan 2011   #3
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You know I never thought of that, good suggestion. Any idea if or how that can be turned off? In the mean time I will search the net for a solution, and I will post my findings if any.
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20 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
You know I never thought of that, good suggestion. Any idea if or how that can be turned off? In the mean time I will search the net for a solution, and I will post my findings if any.
If you have a setting on your box (I don't know if there is one. I have Comcast *shutter*). That's all I can think of.

This article is a bit older (Sept 2009) but it may be worth looking at.

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/d...-usb-microsoft
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21 Jan 2011   #5
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the response, I contacted dish network tech support, and they suggested creating a custom timer to activate the receiver and that will take the receiver out of standby. I explained to them that won't work as I need the standby feature off so that my htpc will do the recording. I sure miss direct tv. I only have dish network because my land lady works for DN so she get a big discount to have it.
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09 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I just got Dish Network today and I notice on my box (VIP 211K) I hit MENU > PREFERENCES (8) > Inactivity Standby (7). Is that what you're talking about?
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