Hi all, new to this forum so I hope I get the etiquette right! A bit archaic for 2016 I know, but we have an Echostar HDT 610R PVR. For some months now the remote has been tricky, buttons not responding unless pressed multiple times. We thought it was the batteries, changed them and indeed it worked perfectly for a few days. Then it totally packed up, the machine doesn't respond to the controller at all. Here's the thing: I don't think it is the batteries because when you press any button the blue LED light on the remote control does light up, suggesting batteries are giving power. From my own research I suspect the controller needs repairing with the machine or I need to do a factory reset, but despite trawling the internet I cannot work out how to do this. It's not even in the user manual which I found online. There are instructions for pairing with the TV - which is not our specific problem, but I did try the technique outlined for this function of pressing channel minus and plus at the same time and the LED display does respond as it should, suggesting that if I knew how to do it I could probably use the controller to reset it with the machine. But I can't find out how to do this... The really irritating part of this is that this particular model has no buttons on the actual machine at all - meaning that it's totally reliant on the controller. We cannot afford to upgrade at the moment and don't want to lose hundreds of hours of recording. Please, has anyone else had this problem and if so could you fix it and how? Any advice would be hugely appreciated. Thanks in advance everyone.