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Old 05-28-2015, 09:50 PM
ttiell ttiell is offline
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bricked hd300

I haven't been using sagetv for about 3 years now. I used it for about 2 years prior to that. I currently use ATT Uverse which is the closest dvr and far more expensive than sagetv. I stopped because my hd300 just bricked one day. of course when my inlaws were trying to watch tv and I wasn't home. but now it just turns on the led light and nothing comes on the tv. no flash, no blimp, just nothing. since sagetv is going open source, is there a way to fix this?
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:06 AM
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is the LED slightly purplish? This represents a hardware failure and the processor is simply not initializing. Think it was an issue on early run HD300's (I've had 2 that failed in this way).
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:14 AM
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ok, so I was wrong what I said. The led is blue and has no purplish to it. The opening SageTV screen comes up when I first plug it in. Then it goes to no hdmi signal.
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:42 AM
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Having just recently configured a new HD200 & HD300, I was reminded that sometimes the extender's HDMI output seems to get upset, depending on what type of HDMI display device it's connected to. In these situations I found it helpful to also connect the composite video output, since that output always seems to work (regardless which output is selected on the HD300's setup screen). By temporarily watching the composite output, I could then see the setup screens and adjust the HDMI output parameters and get the HDMI output useable again.

I also noticed that attempting to connect the HD200/300 HDMI output to a computer LCD display via an inexpensive HDMI -> DVI adapter plug worked just fine **after** the HD300 was correctly configured, but initially got it confused.
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:47 AM
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Not sure if you are using HDMI output or not, but have you tried toggling through the various Video Out options using the HD300 remote? Follow the steps in the "No Video on the TV" section on page 10 of the HD300 Installation and Setup Guide.
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:18 AM
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Wow, thanks for the help everyone. I guess I should have asked these questions 3-4 years ago. But I remember then that a lot were saying bricked and no way to fix. so the official what I did to get it going.

I plugged in the yellow,white,red cords to get video up. The sage hd300 came right on.

I then went to settings and tried to turn on HDMI and that did not work

I then went to settings/advanced settings/multimedia/force HDMI - enabled

I restarted the HD300 and everything came right on and started up perfectly.

thanks for the help
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