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Locals via Satellite Not Avail With OTA Setup?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Flyboy917, Jun 30, 2004.

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  1. Flyboy917

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    Just got my HD Tivo. Can I set it up to get my local channels via DirecTV AND get locals via OTA antenna? My locals via DirecTV aren't showing up on this unit. Is it because I selected OTA antenna during set up? Can I get both or is it Either Or?

    Flyboy :confused:
     
  2. BrettStah

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    You can get both. Call DirecTV and they can fix it...
     
  3. tds4182

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    I got one of the first HD Tivos and mine gets both OTA and Satellite locals and all the channel banners are displayed correctly. Suggest you check with DirecTv for a fix.



     
  4. Jul 1, 2004 #4 of 12
    Flyboy917

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    Must have been the DA at D* when I activated my service. He told me that he couldn't find any record of a HR10-250 model number. He then told me that I couldn't get locals on it without subscribing.
    I told him I did subscribe and got locals on all my other recievers....when he said "you can't get locals on your other recievers, they don't show up in our system."
    ...and believe it or not, this guy spoke english!
     
  5. Jul 1, 2004 #5 of 12
    Tusk

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    Have DirecTV resend the signal to activate the locals for your access card. That should fix the problem. Everything works great on mine.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2004 #6 of 12
    330cic

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    If I have locals that have HD broadcasts, will I get that HD over DirecTV, or only OTA?
     
  7. Jul 1, 2004 #7 of 12
    Tusk

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    No HD over DirecTV except East and West coast feeds of CBS for those who qualify. All locals are SD. You will have to get the HD programming OTA.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2004 #8 of 12
    330cic

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    That's what I thought...thanks!
     
  9. Jul 1, 2004 #9 of 12
    JLucPicard

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    Flyboy,

    I had trouble receiving my locals on the HR10-250 when I called and activated the box. Once I got the CSR to understand I was talking about the SD local to which I subscribe and not my OTA locals, she still had to do a bit of this and that to get them working. She did understand what wasn't working, but the fix was on their end. Just to reinforce the "call D*" responses you've been getting.
     
  10. Rick Sass

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    Are you guys talking about Local Digial or Local Analog OTA? I can get local Analog off the SAT, but I only get local digital OTA, not my local analog OTA. With my Sammy 360, I could get local analog OTA, local digital OTA and local SAT. What gives?

    Rick
     
  11. jdspencer

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    The HDTiVo doesn't have the NTSC tuners to receive OTA analog.
     
  12. Flyboy917

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    I was talking about local ANALOG via satellite. Not to be a smart A** but you would hope that anyone who spent $849 on a piece of equipment would know what it could and couldn't do. Anyhow, the second D* rep. that I got stumbled his way through his checklist that got my sat. locals up. It seem that D* has not informed many of their CS people that a model 10-250 exists.
    I've spent 15 minutes or more in 2 phone calls while they try to find it in their system.

    :)
     
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