Originally posted by Jerry Gardner
When I plug the box in, the display first reads "E609", then "FR 1" and "Hunt" alternate a few times, and then it displays "d1" with a line segment rotating to the left of the d1.
Sounds normal. Give it some time - up to 90 minutes.
E609 = Eb09, called "Sanity Check Failure" (I'm not making this up, it's in the Moto Manual) Occurs when a reset happens during a software download.
It's going through the discovery process - it looks (hunts) for the data stream on several frequencies (FR1, FR2, etc). When it finds the right one, it downloads (d1 = dl) the EPG and such.
Whenever a firmware update happens, a DCT may be preloaded with the old firmware - may be the Eb09 code when it's powered up and does not find the same data it got when it was last powered up. Instead of getting a picture and a EPG that says "To Be Announced" everywhere, the box stops and downloads the new firmware, then the EPG. Then you get a picture.
When you get the red 'Message' light, your download is done and the DCT should function.
The long wait only happens when there has been a firmware update - like last night. This drives techs crazy. They like to plug it in and see pics in a minute or less.