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Off-the-air channel implementation
Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:14 AM
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 03:26 AM
Honestly, I dunno why DirecTV took this route. I live in a weak-signal area and sometimes distant stations come in - I'd like to be able to directly tune those but I can't with the D* receiver. So I'm gonna have to break down and get one of those digital converter boxes instead.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:18 AM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:12 AM
I would not hold my breath for channel scanning. There have been other threads about this, going back years, and the decision was made a long time ago. DIRECTV prefers to maintain the database themselves. We mere mortals can guess why, but in the end it is very unlikely to change.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:13 AM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:59 AM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:16 AM
I need at least 1, really 2, more zip codes on my AM21 to get all available channels. Hope they provide a firmware update for the AM21, so I can stop switching over to the tv's tuners for the other stations...
I get ION and all their "Theme" channels: Qubo, life, etc on my TV but only 1 of the AM21....
With the internet or phone connection it could scan and then call in and get guide info for the OTA channels you receive. Digital channels broadcast channel info, call letters and stuff.
I think when my contact is up I am going to get a DTV PAL DVR and go strictly OTA...
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:20 AM