I have been away from home frequently lately and purchased a Slingbox, which has been working quite well until the past few weeks. During the past few weeks, the replaytv 5040 (with a 160GB hdd) has begun freezing with the message shown below in the jpg: ReplayTV--Please Wait. After some gyrations of someone at home resetting the system a couple of times, all is well. Sometimes it requires unplugging the unit. There is never more than 40 hours of programs on it at any time.
Does anyone have any suggestions about what may be causing this and how to deal with it?
Most often it is the Hard Drive that is the cause of problems. Directions on replacing your hard drive can be found at the same address. If you are less adventurous, get a preformatted hard drive from Mikeyboy at www.replaytvparts.com (all you need is a screwdriver to perform the upgrade/replacement).