If you're a DirecTV customer you might want to turn on your DVR

Apparently there’s about a 100% chace that your DVR is frozen right now…

DirecTV software update locks up HD DVRs nationwide — reset twice to fix – [Engadget HD]

It does appear that DirecTV has issued a “remote reboot” to try and fix the problem. On one of my two DVR’s that was in progress when I went to turn it on. If your receivers were off all day then there’s at least a small chance that things will be working when you get home.

If you’re planning on taping something – like say the debut of the most hyped pitching prospect ever – you may want to check things out in advance. The first reboot of one of my receivers appeared to work, but the unit wouldn’t respond to the remote. Another reboot fixed it.

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