Dishplayer 942 issues

October 25, 2005

Speaking of stabilizing, I may finally have a handle on why my Dishplayer 942 has been missing recordings.

In short, this looks like the front end of a problem that has been causing the Dishplayer to crash repeatedly any time it’s getting an intense workout. This has been getting progressively worse, and it now looks like it might be a hard drive failure issue.

I’m waiting for a final callback from Dish engineers, who will hopefully just arrange to replace the unit.

This makes the problem marginally more forgivable, anyway — hard drive failures are an occasional fact of life for any PVR. Unfortunately, this problem seemed to hit right about the time of a major new software update, so that looked to be the more likely issue…

More as I know more..

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