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What do the LEDs on the Simple.TV box mean?

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2016 08:58AM PDT
Here's a quick breakdown of the lights on the box and what they indicate:

Bottom light (blue):
Power on (should always be on if there's power going to the box)

Front light:
Off: normal idle state
Steady red: recording
Alternating red and blue: waiting for the box to be registered (part of the setup process)

During the power-up sequence, there are a number of different patterns (which, at this stage, are designed to help us troubleshoot issues, since each pattern corresponds to a different part of the boot sequence):

Power-up sequence:
Blue, red, blinking violet: loading the kernel
Steady, then blinking, then heartbeat blue: starting the software and syncing the program data from the server
Off: everything's loaded and ready to go

There are a few others, but these are the main ones you're likely to see. 
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