I didn't mean that it wasn't unplugged ...not used (as you say for 45 days). That same sort of thing happened to a buddy of mine on one of his receivers plugged in hooked up but not used and they put it to sleep.
That may not be the problem but worth a try. You can get a refresh sent as well just by calling them it's one of the phone options. You could also try the unplug reset as well. That will have the receiver run through its powering on cycle. I have to do that to my 605 every once in a while. It'll give a read light no signal. I just unplug wait a couple of minutes plug it back in, it runs through its cycle and is good to go again.
OK, thanks - I've unplugged and plugged probably 10 times: same routine on the front lights. One other question: does the unit repower itself in the 'ON' or 'OFF' mode, i.e. do I need the remote to power it on after plugging in, as it has no buttons whatsoever compared to the 605 and 630.
I have a 600 as well and I just did a hard power reset. I had the receiver and TV on. Once plugging the receiver back in the red light flashed for a bit the green light flashed a couple of times before coming on solid and the red goes out. The on screen guide will take a bit of time to reset as it will say no data. With the receiver still on I did not have to do anything with the remote.
The timers on my 600 are wacky after the switch from daylight savings time to standard time.
The timer "Reminder Options" screen is divided into two vertical panels. The left panel show the start time and start date; the right panel provides full information about the timer event.
The left and right panel no longer agree on the start and end times of each timer event. The right panel displays the start and end times I originally set. The left panel start and end times are early by one hour.
The actual action works the left panel, meaning all of the actions are incorrect - early by one hour.
I unplugged the 600 for 10 minutes. No change to the timer screens.
I called the automated Shaw telephone service to get a re-hit. I turned off the 600 by the remote control and waited 10 minutes. Now the timers are really screwed up! Editing the timer shows a completely different time - now everything is wacky. I will now DELETE all timer events and start fresh. GRRR...