I have a hacked dtivo that is used for MRV but is not hooked to the satellite.
Has anyone heard of a way to turn off the satellite checking?
Over night the unit must check to see if the sats are hooked up. Pressing the now playing list will take care of the problem but if someone chooses to check the stats the machine is unusable for a long time.
A DirecTiVo that is not attached to a satellite will CONSTANTLY try to collect guide information from the satellite. Anytime it is sitting on a menu without any remote control or front panel button presses for a while it will flip to the "Gathering information" screen.
To exit that, or any of the "error getting satellite info" screens, simply press the "DirecTV" button at the top of the remote, which will take you to DirecTV Central.