I've been off for a while and am wondering if anyone had the same problems and hopefully a solution. I have had my DTVPal DVR for about 95 days counting Dish's way. Tomorrow would have been my 90th day of use. So my warrantee is gone.
I have been away for 2 days. I came back and my PAL is cycling every 4:30 minutes. The lights are off. The white loading screen comes on. The Downloading guide screen comes on. When it is over, the green light comes on and the screen is blank. This goes on until about 4:25 into the cycle. Then the red light comes on with the green, my tv screen lights up again with the comment that there is no signal. Then, the lights go out, and the cycle starts again.
I've been on the chat with Dish for about half an hour. They said it would need to be replaced. They gave me a name of a company where I could buy another one. So I'm out $279 dollars and, it looks like, all of the shows that I was saving on the DVR and hadn't downloaded.
Has anyone overcome this? I loved this machine. It had its problems before. But I was willing to put up with them.
I'm hoping someone has words of hope, because I am not going to spend another $279 possibly to do it again every 4 months.
Any ideas anyone?