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OTA HDTV w/o sat service?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by tom1217, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. tom1217

    tom1217 New Member

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    If I stop my satellite service, will my Direct TV receiver still feed OTA HDTV?
     
  2. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    What, you have both Dish and Direct? If so, great. If not, I'm going to delete one of your duplicate posts.
     
  3. tom1217

    tom1217 New Member

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    No - I'm gathering info to decide which to get.
     
  4. LOBO2999

    LOBO2999 Legend

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    The answer is yes .
     
  5. Aliens

    Aliens AllStar

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    Well I’m exactly sure about this. Interesting that this is being brought up, because just this morning I hooked up my Dish 6000 to see if I can get a better signal than the D* Samsung 360, and while it scanned and found 6 digital stations, it didn’t register anything in the station list. I also manually selected a station, but it didn’t save it to the list. This makes me think the 6000 needs to be activated for it to work. I’d be interested in hearing how I can make this work if anyone has any ideas.
     
  6. LOBO2999

    LOBO2999 Legend

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    I am not sure about Dish products , but I have a friend who got the 360 and before activating it he hooked up the OTA and got the channels in I don't remember if he had info in the guide or not but the channels did come in.
     
  7. LOBO2999

    LOBO2999 Legend

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    I also have a Voom box that is dead and I can still get OTA channels on it. There is no info for the program when I bring up the guide.
     
  8. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Depending on model you should still be able to tune your OTA stations. However without DirecTV service you would have no guide data or anything like that.

    Also, if you don't want sat at all, there are OTA only HD tuners out there. All depends on what you are looking for.
     
  9. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

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    My 6000 is working as an OTA tuner but I am still sending a DISH satellite signal to it even though it isn't authorized for any programming. :)
     
  10. Aliens

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    I tried again and I think that is a must with this receiver. All I get is, acquiring satellite signal. I even tried removing the 8VSB/PSK module and that didn't work, so I've given up. The 6000 picked up 15 analog and 7 digital stations, while the 360 pulled in 16 analogs and 6 digital. I suspect the one I’m not getting (CBS digital) via the 360 is the one the 6000 picked up. I’m changing antennas next Tuesday and going up another 15’ or so, so that might enable me to get CBS.
     
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