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My receiver had turned off by itself. What happened?

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Your receiver most likely went into power-saving mode. 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. It's to prevent the receiver from using up any more energy than it has to when you've left it on but are not actually engaged in watching TV.

To turn your receiver back on, simply press any of the following buttons on your remote: POWER, ON, GUIDE, LIST, MENU, INFO, CHANNEL up/down.

 

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