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Directv Digital OTA Reciever
Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:59 PM
Posted 10 July 2010 - 06:17 PM
Posted 10 July 2010 - 06:24 PM
Usually FTA acronym using for free channels from satellites, while OTA - for aerial channels.
Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:16 AM
Some of the older Directv HD receivers like the Hughes HIRD-E86 can receive digital OTA signals without a satellite connection. Every HD receiver since the H10 requires the satellite connection for OTA (if it has an OTA tuner).
I don't believe that's true for the H10. It's definitely not the case for the HR10-250, which can tune OTA without a satellite connection. The HR10-250 just doesn't receive any guide data without the satellite connection.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:59 AM
It's definitely true that the H10 does not get OTA w/o an active sat connection. That's the reason my old H10 is buried in the closet!
I don't believe that's true for the H10. It's definitely not the case for the HR10-250, which can tune OTA without a satellite connection.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:31 AM
So, I have this stuff after discontinuing cableTV, satTV, etc....and was wondering if I can use this to start learning about and playing with FTA satellite feeds.
I had DirecTV for a couple of years. I got laid...off...and they left the dish on the house. Additionally, I just cleaned out my basement and found an older DirecTV HD Receiver H10.
The dish they left is a Slimline Model AU9 with Ka/Ku LNBs.
Can I somehow use this stuff to beginning pointing at different satellites?
ps...never done this before, but...it's looks interesting.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:52 AM
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:59 AM
The Hughes HTL-HD receiver can also receive OTA without an active DirecTV connection.
Edit: It looks like a moderator updated the title.
Edited by jdspencer, 22 July 2010 - 10:28 AM.