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What is the most economical way to get DTV in two locations?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by rbpeirce, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    You can have 2 sets of locals on an AM-21. Just set up both locations.
     
  2. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    If you have Whole Home service, you don't need your antenna to feed all of the DVRs. You can record to one and watch from any other DVR.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    If you have Whole Home service, you don't need your antenna to feed all of the DVRs. You can record to one and watch from any other DVR.
    Yes, but the downside is that the recording must be done (started) at the HR2x that has the AM21
     
  4. Jodean

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    only way to have both local channels and ability to record them in both locations at once is two different acccounts
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    only way to have both local channels and ability to record them in both locations at once is two different acccounts
    Not accurate. as we have mentioned, you can use an AM21 to get locals as well
     
  6. Jodean

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    Not accurate, the guide wont show the programs in the guide for the "wrong" spot beam It may show time slots but not the name of the show.....
     
  7. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    The AM21 has nothing to do with spot beams. You can specify two zip codes/markets for the AM21, and both will be fully incorporated into your guide with complete program listings. Assuming you can actually receive the off-air signals, you can quite successfully have locals on the opposite side of the country from where your service address locals are located.
     
  8. peds48

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    Not accurate, the guide wont show the programs in the guide for the "wrong" spot beam It may show time slots but not the name of the show.....
    Wrong again! see post above ^^^^^
     

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