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Several times, when I turn on my TV and box, the screen asks me to name the location, meaning, I assume, the name of the box. I can't do anything else until I select a name and the enter button.
I'm not sure why I am asked this, since I have only one box and don't know of anything that might access the box other than the remote.
Can anyone explain what's going on and if there is a way to keep from being prompted to name it? It doesn't happen often, but it has happened several times since it was installed.
I have the same issue as the OP. I tried these steps with no change in the results. Sometimes when I power on the box, it asks me to name it. This does not happen every time. When it does happen, it is after it's been in power-saving mode. Though, again, not every time it's in the power-saving mode does it happen. I've also tried to manually power the box down via the menu to reproduce the issue without success. Otherwise, it doesn't seem as though anything else is affected.
I have 4 total, 3 are the HD/DVR receivers and 1 is a mini box. Only the main HD/DVR box is asking me to name it upon power-on (mostly in the morning, after a long shutdown period it seems).
Are you unplugging the power or tuning off the outlet that the box is plugged into at night? If not, this could be an issue with the box. If that is the case, then please send us an email with your full address to email@example.com so we can help.
Allan - Cox Support Forums Moderator