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AM21N and HR44/200


Best Answer STEVEN-H , 16 February 2014 - 03:52 PM

OK, so I just plug it in the outlet like normal, ignore the jumper, and use the USB cable to the genie?

 

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#1 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:10 PM

Read a few threads on this, but its been a long time since I have had a AM21N.

 

I get you dont run the power thru it like you did with older models, since the HR44 has the power brick, but does the AM21N come with the power cable I need for the outlet, or do I need to buy a power cable? For some reason I thought the AM21 used the dvr's cable in the past.

 

 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:20 PM

The AM21 has a power plug.  It also has a jumper to supply power to older Direct boxes which you do not use with the HR44. 


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#3 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:21 PM

OK, so I just plug it in the outlet like normal, ignore the jumper, and use the USB cable to the genie?

 

Cool, thanks.


65" VT50 / BDP-S7200
Denon AVR-4520CI
Klipsch RF82 II and RC62 II / Hsu VTF-15H (2)
Directv HR44-200 / HR24-500

 


#4 OFFLINE   STEVEN-H

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:52 PM   Best Answer

OK, so I just plug it in the outlet like normal, ignore the jumper, and use the USB cable to the genie?

 

Cool, thanks.

Yep you got it!


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:08 PM

It even comes with a cap to put on the connector end of the jumper.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:23 AM

Came in yesterday, installed and reset dvr twice to flush everything. Ran scan and added channels to favorites; very nice. All my locals that I expect to get are about 85%, so Im happy. Will have to try and add an EHD next time I cleanup since Ill be recording OTA stuff now.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:49 AM

The 85% is the max that the AM21N shows, it's a bug that hasn't been fixed.


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#8 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:54 AM

Ah, thanks. Does that mean say 60% is 75%, or it just cant go 100%?


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:03 AM

Don't know, all I know is 85% is as high as it goes while a AM21 will show 100% using the same coax.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

10-4, thanks. I have a Fox that is bordeline, but I cant get it on the display or Tivo, so I dont even try and record it. ABC, CBS, NBC and CW are all 85%.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

The most important thing about OTA signal is steady and hopefully in the 60-70 signal range.  If its bouncing from 100-0-100, or something in between, thats not good.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:15 PM

All mine are steady.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

All mine are steady.

Then as long as the signal number is high enough it should come in, I get PBS but it is iffy at about 50% or so.






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