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H10 vs H20 for OTA

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by WhoDey, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. WhoDey

    WhoDey New Member

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    I just got off the phone with a D* HD specialist, he states that H10 does no worse of a job with respect to OTA then the H20.

    I've read on this board that the H20 is indeed better...

    Any clarity?
     
  2. dsanbo

    dsanbo Legend

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    WhoDey.....
    The H10 will NOT get the new MPEG4 HD channels; the H20 will (with the addition of the AT9 5LNB dish).....
    Also....having had the H10....I can safely say the H20 does a MUCH better job with OTA signals; it has a more sensitive front-end than the H10..
    The skinny...if you are making the choice....go with the H20.....you'll be thankful down the road.....;) Good luck!
     
  3. Proc

    Proc Godfather

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    H20 is far superior for OTA than the H10. I struggled to get stuff in with the H10, not so with the H20.
     
  4. dewalt

    dewalt Cool Member

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    Just like to add that the H20 is also much better than the HR10-250. I get all the channels OTA on the H20, but only 2 with the HR10-250.
     
  5. Volrog

    Volrog New Member

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    I replaced an H10 with an H20 today and I can assure you that the OTA-HD reception is exponentially better. I got 1 or 2 HD with the H10 and I'm pulling in all of the Nashville, TN stations with strong meter readings now with the H20.
    Upgrade and you will see for yourself. BTW I live about 30 miles from the towers.
     
  6. KevetS

    KevetS Mentor

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    I've never touched an H10 but I can say from experience that the H20 is a damn fine receiver. I'm about 30 miles from most towers in every direction possible and things work surprisingly well with an indoor antenna.
     
  7. scottishknight

    scottishknight New Member

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    I upgraded to HD in November '05 and D* sent me the H10 receiver. It started having problems within the 90 day warranty, so they have now sent me a remanufactured H20. I'm a little disappointed because the H20 doesn't have the coaxial Digital audio out I was using on the H10.
    When I tried to authorize the H20, it wouldn't work because D* had left the H20 assigned to someone else's account. I am waiting for resolution to that problem and I'm still on the H10 for now.
    I live in LA, so I do get the local channels in HD and some are in digital audio.
    Will the H20 be better for me, once I get it working?
     
  8. scottishknight

    scottishknight New Member

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    D* never could get the remanufactured H20 to work so they sent out an installer with a brand new H20. I am getting a signal, but now my Caller ID won't work.
     
  9. fratwell

    fratwell Legend

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    The H20 is better than the H-10. I had an H10 and would not get UHF channels located in Boston (56-1, 38-1, 44-1, 44-2, 44-3) including my local channel 9-1. With the H20, they all come in OTA nice and sharp.
     
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