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Neighboring Locals on D*?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by BenJF3, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. firemantom26

    firemantom26 Mentor

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    I have a AM21 hooked to a HR24 to receive Pittsburgh OTA . Is there any way to get the OTA channels on my H25 boxes or will I need a HR34 and C31 boxes.
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Since the H25 isnt a DVR anyway, just hook your antenna to the antenna jack on the TV its connected to, and do a scan. Then you can just flip from Video to antenna on the TV remote to watch all the locals.
     
  3. shaun-ohio

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    i am in the same boat as most customers, i get the local sd channels from columbus, ohio but you can go down the road here 5 miles, and they get the same local channels i get only in hd, but they wont give me the locals in hd only sd, and they wont even let me pay for the distant networks in hd, i have tried wavier after wavier to get them in hd, but it is a lost cause, and i cant have an outdoor antenna.
     
  4. firemantom26

    firemantom26 Mentor

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    I don't have the antenna cable in every room. I want to feed the H25's from the AM21 and the HR24.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The AM21 will work with a H25. I've done it.
     
  6. firemantom26

    firemantom26 Mentor

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    But, the OTA Channels only show up on one H25 box.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Yes they only show up on the receiver it's connected to.

    "Now" if you go with the HR34 and C31 clients, that's a different story.
     
  8. goinsleeper

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    I believe earlier it was stated that with your current setup you would need to begin recording the program on the HR24 and then begin viewing it on the H25. It's an extra step and also prevents you from just flipping through the other OTA networks with the H25 but would allow viewing from the other room.
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You can't setup an OTA recording on the HR24 [with AM21] from the H25 though, so this makes it a bit of a PITA, as you need to start it from the HR24, and then you can watch it on the H25.

    The HR34 with AM-21 will let you setup a OTA recording from the C31, or simply watch it live.
     
  10. firemantom26

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    Wow, I wish I had the HR34 DVR and the C31. I wonder if Directv would swap out the boxes.
     
  11. R0am3r

    R0am3r Legend

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    BenJF3 - Wondering if you have a solution? Based on what I have read, as long as you can avoid using DECA, the SWM frequencies @ 2.3MHz, 970MHz (guide) AND 1076-1790MHz (program content) should not affect your OTA channels when diplexed. The DECA frequencies unfortunately land in the 500-600MHZ range. This is right in the middle of the UHF band.
     
  12. BenJF3

    BenJF3 Godfather

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    Right now, I'm just gathering as much info as possible so I insure that I can't do what I need by dropping Time Warner. At this point, I could run a second drop to the location if I had to. I'm also looking at the Hopper now that there is an OTA solution.
     

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