DSR530 Funky Behaviour
I've had a DSR530 HD DVR for about 6 months now, and have noticed that about once a month, it starts acting weirdly, and the only solution to correct this behaviour is to unplug it, wait about a minute and plug it back in again. This seems to re-boot it.
FYI, I normally have it plugged in to a fairly expensive 1,000 VA UPS because I know these things are sensitive to power blips and outages.
Last night, while a program was recording via the timer, I hit "Pause" on a live program and the DVR shut down and re-started. After it re-started, I tried "Pause" again and got the same result. This, of course messed up my timer recording which was now broken into 3 parts with a message that the the first two did not complete due to a "power outage".
A power cycle fixed it.
The time before, it would keep on spontaniously stop playing previously recorded content. I would have to go back to the DVR menu and resume.
A power cycle fixed that too.
I don't like having to do these power plug yanks to re-boot the system every so often, partly because I've heard it can cause errors on the constantly spinning hard drive.
Is this behaviour normal (or at least common)? Is there a "safer" way to re-boot the DVR besides pulling the power plug?