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When going on vacation, can I unplug my 6131 and eHD for an extended period of time, like 10 to 21 days?

A related question, what happens when the power returns after an unexpected power failure?

Will the system automatically restart without problems when the power is turned on? Would the eHD require a reformat, and would it lose all the previously recorded events?

I know that at the least, the new program guide would have to be downloaded.
Are there any other problems that I can expect?
 

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These units usually work fine if the external drive is on before the PVR box comes on. If both are off for a long time, it is fine as long as you plug in the drive first and let it spin up.

Best practice is to at least put the drive on a UPS but better to put both on one. A short power outage, especially when recording, could cause the loss of everything. Risk level is unknown.
 

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If your receiver is powered off for that long, it will likely lose its authorization which means you will need to call Bell when you return and have them re-authorize it, or do it online yourself. However, removing power shouldn't cause it to lose any previously recorded programming or settings.

-Mike
 

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UPS Power Backup

I like the UPS Power backup, not only for power outages, but for protection from spikes and/or dropouts. I have the PVR's, EHD and the Sw44 power supplies all on UPS's and its much more stable than before. For vacation, I leave it all running so it doesn't miss any recordings or loose any authorization or updates.
 
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