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AM21 & HR20? Still no go?


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#1 OFFLINE   LightGuy48

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

I noticed the last threads on this topic are 3 - 4 years old now. I have an HR20 that the OTA tuner has died and wondered with the new software upgrades to the HR20 will it support the AM21N?

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#2 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

Not that I've heard. You should be able to get a replacement HR20. When you call in to advise them of the issue, let them know that it is an HR20 and that you use it for OTA. There is a flag that the CSR is supposed to check so that the warehouse will ship out a HR20 to you.

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#3 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

You cannot use the AM21 with the HR20. If you need OTA you will need a replacement box.
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#4 OFFLINE   davring

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:54 AM

I would be a little suspicious that BOTH tuners failed at the same time. One maybe, but not both, I would look for some other possible problem.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

I would be a little suspicious that BOTH tuners failed at the same time. One maybe, but not both, I would look for some other possible problem.


There's only one OTA tuner, it's split inside the HR20.
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#6 OFFLINE   davring

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

There's only one OTA tuner, it's split inside the HR20.


Understood, but my father had just one(or one half of it) fail.
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#7 OFFLINE   texasbrit

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:30 AM

There are two OTA tuners. The feed from the antenna is split to drive the two tuners.

#8 OFFLINE   bakers12

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

There are two OTA tuners. The feed from the antenna is split to drive the two tuners.

Yes, this is a more accurate description.

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