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AM21N and HR44/200

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Jason Whiddon, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Jason Whiddon

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    Read a few threads on this, but its been a long time since I have had a AM21N.

    I get you dont run the power thru it like you did with older models, since the HR44 has the power brick, but does the AM21N come with the power cable I need for the outlet, or do I need to buy a power cable? For some reason I thought the AM21 used the dvr's cable in the past.
     
  2. STEVEN-H

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    The AM21 has a power plug. It also has a jumper to supply power to older Direct boxes which you do not use with the HR44.
     
  3. Jason Whiddon

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    OK, so I just plug it in the outlet like normal, ignore the jumper, and use the USB cable to the genie?

    Cool, thanks.
     
  4. STEVEN-H

    STEVEN-H DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yep you got it!
     
  5. bobnielsen

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    It even comes with a cap to put on the connector end of the jumper.



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  6. Jason Whiddon

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    Came in yesterday, installed and reset dvr twice to flush everything. Ran scan and added channels to favorites; very nice. All my locals that I expect to get are about 85%, so Im happy. Will have to try and add an EHD next time I cleanup since Ill be recording OTA stuff now.
     
  7. RAD

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    The 85% is the max that the AM21N shows, it's a bug that hasn't been fixed.


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  8. Jason Whiddon

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    Ah, thanks. Does that mean say 60% is 75%, or it just cant go 100%?
     
  9. RAD

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    Don't know, all I know is 85% is as high as it goes while a AM21 will show 100% using the same coax.
     
  10. Jason Whiddon

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    10-4, thanks. I have a Fox that is bordeline, but I cant get it on the display or Tivo, so I dont even try and record it. ABC, CBS, NBC and CW are all 85%.
     
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    The most important thing about OTA signal is steady and hopefully in the 60-70 signal range. If its bouncing from 100-0-100, or something in between, thats not good.
     
  12. Jason Whiddon

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    All mine are steady.
     
  13. CCarncross

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    Then as long as the signal number is high enough it should come in, I get PBS but it is iffy at about 50% or so.
     

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