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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-07-02, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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DSR 315 issues

Anyone still have one of these puppies? The one we have for our refrigerator-top TV has been giving me issues ever since we got it a few years ago for another failing receiver. When it was first hooked up, the satellite indicator flashed non-stop. The technician who activated it said it was normal and to ignore it. After the guide populated, I couldn't change channels so I called back in and a second technician had me re-set it. Well ever since then, it has been doing the same thing but at very strange intervals. I will check and the indicator is flashing so I either have to do a front panel reset... or completely unplug it... and then eventually it will settle down. When the indicator is flashing, I can view the channel I am on, but can't change the channel or even bring up the guide. Sometimes a reset is good for fifteen minutes... sometimes it is good for weeks on end. Anyone experience anything similar?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-07-02, 08:36 AM
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I have and still use one (downcycled it to work room , from full time duty as a TiVo source). It should or may briefly change to red when you change channels and switch and stay green as the signal locks.

If it is constantly blinking, you have a signal problem or the receiver is faulty (I have a dodgy 301 that did that, worse in the summer).
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-07-08, 03:45 PM
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I have one and it would not load the guide properly. I retired it before getting around to fixing it.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-07-08, 07:07 PM
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I have a 305 which is the same size. Not sure what the difference between 305 and 315 is. Mine was okay before being replaced by a 505. It is now collecting dust in the basement.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-07-09, 09:24 AM
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More or less, the 315 has full buttons, and is black or near black. Its style mimics the 505. The 315 also has S-video out digital/optical audio, and 2-rows of A/V RCA connectors. It has the security upgrade slot on the back. It was the last full feature legacy line receiver.

The 305 has only a power button, in a browny grey case (first ones anyway), and may or may not have just one row of A/V. Some are known to have S-video and optical audio.
It was a replacement for the more basic 301, which was big with a lot of extra space.
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