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Available Channels for AM21 in NYC

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by stevetanneyhill, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. stevetanneyhill

    stevetanneyhill Mentor

    Mar 20, 2007
    Hi Gang.

    I purchased an AM21 to use in NYC with my HR34. There are several good digital sub-channels in this area, so I was looking forward to receiving them. As expected, several of the digital sub-channels were not in the DirecTV database. What I didn't expect was that main feeds for both WPIX (11-1) and WNET (13-1) did not show up after the scan (and, of course, neither did their sub-channels). I did the initial set-up twice and had the same results (and since the OTA scanning feature has recently been disabled on the HR34, that isn't an option). Does anyone else have this problem in NYC? I'm not surprised that some of the sub-channels are missing, but I am surprised that the main feeds for both the CW and PBS affiliates are not there. Could it be that I have a bum AM21 unit?

    Thank you all in advance for your help.
  2. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Just a note;

    WPIX's main sub, should be "11-1." :)
  3. stevetanneyhill

    stevetanneyhill Mentor

    Mar 20, 2007
    Woops! Thanks. I edited the op.
  4. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

    Aug 9, 2006
    11.1 and 13.1 are apparently in the database, according to the OTA section of the transponder maps
    What antenna are you trying to use?

    Go to tvfool and check on signal strengths for your actual address and post back.
  5. stevetanneyhill

    stevetanneyhill Mentor

    Mar 20, 2007
    I get very strong signals for both stations (When I hook the antenna to the tv). Interestingly, I get all of the other (main) network feeds.
  6. stevetanneyhill

    stevetanneyhill Mentor

    Mar 20, 2007
    Ok, I ran a 3rd initial setup and now the channels are being shown. Thanks so much for the help! (I'm guessing the AM21 requires a slightly stronger signal than the tuner that's in my tv).
  7. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    The AM21 just skips channels sometimes. It usually takes me 3 or 4 tries to get all of mine to show up. If you are missing subchannels, you can add another city's zip that includes the missing channels. The guide data will probably be wrong, unless the other city has the same network on the same subchannel number.

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