Posted 16 August 2016 - 03:52 PM
Thanks for the feedback coconut13.
The DirecTV installer just visited. He tried CLEARMYBOX. Unfortunately that did now help. Then he tried forcing a software update. That didn't work either. So he called DirecTV headquarters and talked to an AT&T technician there. Get this! That technician says that since the AT&T acquisition, the AM21 device is no longer supported. Recent AT&T software updates have broken the functionality that adds OTA channels to the guide. He says the AM21 OTA Box will not work with HR44 new software releases. I asked if I could revert back to the previous DirecTV (not AT&T) software, but he says no. The only option would be to purchase a HR22 box which would not receive AT&T software updates because it's no longer supported. What this means is if you have the HR34 or HR44, the AM21 will work until you have to rerun the Antenna Setup. If you move to another city or if your external hard drive fails (in my case), you will not be able to re-run Antenna Setup. Your AM21 will now be useless.
If anyone has a workaround I am interested. Please update this thread.
Lies. Well, uninformed. I have the LATEST software (iamanedgecutter.com for more) and my AM21 and HR44 work just fine. It is true that Directv isn't making them anymore but the AM21 will still play nice with the HR44. If memory serves, others in southern Florida posted YEARS ago about a similar situation. It could be here or the other site. Unless I am thinking of this thread from YEARS ago!
Edited by ejbvt, 16 August 2016 - 03:55 PM.
TV: Directv HR44/SL5/AM21, Terk HDTVo, Comcast Broadcast, LG 42" 3D 1080p, Samsung 1080p.
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S6, Verizon
Other: Denon AVR591, Panasonic 3D BluRay, Panasonic DVD w/tuner, Phillips VCR