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Can you hook up an OTA with the HR44?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by purtman, May 3, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Set a recording for your desired channel and time, a series link with a maximum keep of one program. Buffers are nice, but you just can't count on them in too many situations.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. morgan79

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    i have a am21 hooked up to my genie rec,when i shut down the unit it will not power down the am21 unit,any ideas
     
  3. NR4P

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    You didn't mention which Genie you have.

    The HR34 does not power down the AM21, the HR44 does.
    If you have a 34, the recommended solution is black tape over the blue led on the AM21.
     
  4. KyL416

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    17.2 is in DirecTV's database
     
  5. Gasser76

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    Great! Thanks for looking that up for me. Now I've got all the pieces to the puzzle...can watch OTA on Genie clients and the channel I need is in the database. I'll go ahead and get one ordered! Thank you everyone for your help!!!!
     
  6. Christopher Gould

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    Great! Thanks for looking that up for me. Now I've got all the pieces to the puzzle...can watch OTA on Genie clients and the channel I need is in the database. I'll go ahead and get one ordered! Thank you everyone for your help!!!!


    I'm in your market and I have a genie with the old software. Haven't received new software yet.
    Channels not in the guide are: 20-2, 43-1, 43-2, 43-3, 55-2 these channels show regular schedule.
     
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  8. morgan79

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    wonder if this could be fixed by software update on the 34's
     
  9. peds48

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  10. johnnytex

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    Installer just left . Replaced MY HR34 with a HR44/500.
    I asked about my AM21 and said he thought it would not work.
    Plugged the power in and hooked up the USB cable.
    Rebooted and I only got Sat set-up no off air.
    Is there something I am dong wrong?
    Thanks.

    tex
     
  11. Laxguy

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    First off, I'd wait for the Guide and extras to be fully loaded- up to 48 hours. Depower the AM21 till then, then go again.
     
  12. Steve

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    I've hooked an AM21 up several times to my HR44-700. It should recognize the AM21 immediately. As you know from the 34, once you've entered your zip and it's identified your market, only then will it pull the appropriate OTA GUIDE data.

    You have the AM21 power connected directly, correct? It doesn't "daisy chain", like with the 34. If it's connected directly, I'd double-check the USB connection and reboot the HR44 again.
     
  13. johnnytex

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    By daisy chain you mean the power right?

    It did not ask me for my zip code anywhere!
     
  14. Steve

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    Correct. Unlike the HR34/AM21, where a single connection powers both units, the AM21 and HR44 each have to be separately connected to A/C.

    You won't be asked for a zip code until you go to "Settings", "Sat and Antenna", "Antenna Setup" and then "Initial Setup".
     
  15. johnnytex

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    There is no Antenna setup.
     
  16. Steve

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    Got me, then. If the AM21 is powered-on and the USB cable is connected from it to the HR44, that option should appear. Perhaps you need to give DirecTV a call. :shrug:
     
  17. ticmxman

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    Not sure it would matter at this point but do you have the ota antenna connected?
     
  18. NR4P

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    There is no Antenna setup.


    Is the blue light on front of AM21 turned on? And the usb cable securely connected at both ends?
     
  19. johnnytex

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    Yep and Yep.
    Tried different USB cable.
     
  20. NR4P

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    Yep and Yep.
    Tried different USB cable.


    If after a reboot of both pieces of hardware you still dont have antenna setup something is wrong with one of them.
     

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