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Do DIRECTV receivers have an automatic power-saving mode?

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Yes. DIRECTV HD DVR, HD, and DVR (R22 only) receivers have a power-saving feature that automatically puts the receiver in standby after four hours of inactivity. To turn your receiver back on once it's gone into power-saving mode, just press any of the following buttons on your remote: POWER, ON, GUIDE, LIST, MENU, INFO, CHANNEL up/down.

To disable automatic power-saving mode:

  • Click the MENU button on your remote
  • Select Settings
  • Select Power Saving
  • Select Off

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