How to reset DirecTV DVR

Sometimes the guide data stored in the DVR gets corrupted. Data keeps coming and going, sometimes storing errors. The corrupted data resulted in many problems like not showing videos properly or sound problems. Although it doesn’t happen often, that’s why it happens.
All you need to resolve the issue is that reset DirecTV DVR. There are some steps we have for you to follow each one by one in order to overcome the issue in DirecTV DVR.

Restart the receiver

Here, Resetting your DIRECTV box means simply find the red button and long press and hold it. However, we will help you for each steps.

  • Find the red button on the receiver or box of the DirecTV. Long press and hold it for 20 seconds.
  • Now, wait for 5 to 7 minutes, your receiver or box will reboot and you have reset it.

Believe me, this process has only 2 steps. Might you have found it easy? Now, check you have solved the issue or not after we have reset DirecTV DVR? If your answer is fine then enjoy it otherwise move on to steps to the next method.

reset DirecTV DVR by Rebooting the DVR or server

If you are in front of the Genie receiver or client, if you encounter problems, the next step is to simply reboot the DVR. This is the largest box in your house, you can call it “main sprite” or “DIRECTV big box”. Follow the instructions in the previous tutorial. Usually, it all comes down to finding the red button.
It may take up to five minutes for the main DVR to reboot. Compared to elven clients, this takes longer. You may want to shut down smaller devices while waiting for the main device to restart.
Still, you are facing the problem? just reboot again and repeat the process 2 to 3 times minimum if you are not able to solve the issue even after a single reboot.

Try Unplugging the DVR

If you encounter a problem that cannot be solved by rebooting or rebooting, you can try another step. This may not make a lot of sense, but restarting doesn’t always erase everything.
It may take several minutes or in some cases several hours to clear the DVR’s memory, so I have one recommendation for you when trying to solve the problem using this method than “unplug DirecTV DVR from the electricity socket for a long time.”


The above-given method is a soft reset of the DirecTV DVR. You will not lose any manual settings which are done by you. Also, your device doesn’t harm when you reset it using the above method. However, if you can’t solve the problem using the soft reset you have to do a hard reset but you lose your all set when you perform it. So, be prepared to lose the data and careful.