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DBSTalk.com First Look: AM21; OTA Add-On for the HR21

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. James Long

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    Gentlemen ... this thread is for the discussion of the AM21 ... not each other.
    Please comply with our forum rules and remain on topic.

    :backtotop
     
  2. waynebtx

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    AM21 now availabe. on directv.com or call in order 50.00 pluse tax .
     
  3. gb4fan

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    I ordered mine from Direct TV today @ noon, checked the website when I got home from work and it says it already shipped! Sweet!
     
  4. Gary II

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    Where is this unit listed on the directv website? I have looked everywhere on the site. :mad: Do I need to call to order? :confused:

    Thanks!
     
  5. Greg Alsobrook

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    once you log into your account... there is a box in the top right corner called 'Shop Directv'... and click on "kits and installation" within that box...
     
  6. Balestrom

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    Have a quick question regarding the use of my HR21 and the AM21.

    My Sony TV does not have an HD tuner, but is HD ready. So as long as I have a tuner (DirecTV HD) to bring in my signal I can receive 1080I.

    Because of this, I am not able to receive HD locals through an antenna directly to my TV. Will the AM21/HR21 act as that tuner for me with my locals? Can I plug in antenna to that combo and receive and have it feed my HD signal to the TV.

    I hope that made sense.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    Based on what you describe, it should do exactly what you're asking.
     
  8. Greg Alsobrook

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    yes... that is correct...
     
  9. Gary II

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    I am either an IDIOT, :grin: or the site I am looking at is different from yours. There is not Shop Directv link in the upper corner after I log in? Is this right? :confused:

    Thanks again!
     
  10. lmuehl

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    I clicked on MY Programming and Equipment and scrolled down to Add Kits and Equipment Then clicked on Add Kits and Equipment . Hope that helps.
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm certain you're not an idiot. This is how I found it... see screen capture:
     

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  12. Greg Alsobrook

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    my apologies Gary... after logged in, you will need to click on the "My Programming and Equipment" tab on the top menu bar... then you will have the "Shop DirecTV" box in the upper right... or, you can do as Mr. Sweet has outlined... :)

    and by the way... :welcome_s to DBSTalk!!!
     

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  13. Jeremy W

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    You didn't do a very good job obscuring your info. I can see that you're subscribed to Email Alerts, and that you use a Mac. :lol:
     
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    Gary II

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    Try as I may, I cannot find where to order on the website! :mad: I will just call to place the order the old fashion way! Hope they know what I am talking about! :confused:

    And thanks for the welcome AirRocker! :D
     
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    evan_s

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    Do you have an HR-21 showing on your account in your equipment? It won't work with a hr-20 or even a h-21 currently.

    If you do end up calling in they seem to be aware of it but it is a new item so it might take a little while.
     
  16. May 1, 2008 #336 of 368
    Gary II

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    I have confirmed! I am a MORON! :nono2: I have an HR-21, but just got it and have not activated it. That is, of course, why it did not show up on the site! :mad: Thanks to all of you for your help, but USER ERROR this time! :grin:

    Of couse, I thought I could call, get one ordered, then hook it all up at once.....SILLY ME!! :lol: Why would they make it easy? Of couse I have to activate it first, THEN order the unit! I suppose I can SORT OF understand why DTV does it this way, but why would I even order this unit if I did not have an HR-21? It is useless otherwise! :mad: :confused:

    Just my minor gripe for the day. Otherwise, I love my DTV!!

    Thanks again for all of the help!
     
  17. May 1, 2008 #337 of 368
    evan_s

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    We've already seen one post in one of these AM21 threads by someone who had a hr-20 and didn't realize he already had this ability so might have mistakenly ordered one if it had been possible. Also at this point the H-21 isn't supported but could still benefit from it. Someone who hadn't been following things might not realize the difference and try ordering one for a receiver it wouldn't work with.
     
  18. May 1, 2008 #338 of 368
    ka7gzr

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    I have a HR21Pro and it shows on my equipment list when I log onto Directv. However, the AM21 does not appear under my "Add Kits and Equipment" as an option. I called them and ordered one over the phone. They were in stock.
    Jim
     
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  20. May 6, 2008 #340 of 368
    johnp37

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    Robert from VE has just e-mailed me that they are starting to ship AM21s today.
     
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