All my recordings have been deleted
I've got two things going on here and they may or may not be related. A few weeks ago, I started using a computer monitor that is capable of 720p hd as the output to my dvr. It's old and only has a VGA connector, so I bought a VGA to HDMI cable that included an output for sound. I'm also using a 5 port HDMI switch to channel various video to the monitor like the dvr, a roku player and soon, a raspberry pi. Getting it all working took a little time, but I was successful. The dvr has been recording just fine even though I've had to reboot the dvr a few times to get it working again, but I wasn't concerned.
Last evening I turned on the big tv in another room that is connected wirelessly to watch something. It told me the recording list wasn't available. I've been getting those message for the past year on an off and know I have to check my setup. I watched a little live tv and later went back to the dvr to check on it. The monitor wasn't getting any data at first, so I rebooted the dvr by holding the power off switch for a long time. No joy, so I unplugged the dvr for a short time. Still no joy, so I unplugged it for a longer time - maybe 5 minutes. It finally went through the reboot process and came up. Unfortunately all my recordings were gone.
So anybody have any idea what is going on here? The dvr is about a year old, so should still be ok. And we got somesort of os update this past week.