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OTA Enabled:New Software 0x104!! (12/7)


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#1 OFFLINE   Gotchaa

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 04:49 AM

Just finished downloading, rebooting and guess what?

OTA is finally here. Setting up now, hope to have some recordings to test later today. Hope to hear from east coasters.

I take full credit for my call last night to D* telling them I need OTA NOW!

-Advanced Guide Integration (pulled from D* it appears as I did not have OTA connected and channels came down based on Zip Code)

-8VSB tuners seem to be very good, best I've seen

-Quality of OTA over MPEG4 in LA Market seems to be better (your mileage may vary based on size of display, etc)

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#2 OFFLINE   Xaa

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 04:52 AM

Sweet!! I'm going to run downstairs now, but I'm in the east. :(

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 04:54 AM

Not in Charlotte yet.

#4 OFFLINE   DrA

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 04:58 AM

In LA area are there more HD programs OTA?

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:00 AM

Just finished downloading, rebooting and guess what?

OTA is finally here. Seting up now, hope to have some recordings to test later today. Hope to hear from east coasters.

I take full credit for my call last night to D* telling them I need OTA NOW!


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#6 OFFLINE   Gotchaa

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:13 AM

So far so good. All channels locking on above 80%. This is the best 8vsb receiver D* has had. I've got a dedicated rooftp UHF antenna with about 150ft run, an a few splits, and still a strong signal.

Comparing the picture MPEG4 to OTA on KNBC, OTA looks better, which is consistent with what I've seen with my TV's OTA tuner.

This is just great, time to retool season passes, hopefully this will be an end to audio dropouts on MPEG4 channels.

(Yes there are more HD channels available via OTA in Los Angeles, nothing too significant though..KCAL, WB...)

#7 OFFLINE   mikeny

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:14 AM

Good Luck West Coast

Please let us know: What are the "extra features" hinted to be included with this release?
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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:16 AM

Any idea how long this will take to get to the East Coast?

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:18 AM

Any idea how long this will take to get to the East Coast?


Downloading it now here in Central Florida.

Besides OTA anything else new?

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:22 AM

Downloading it now here in Central Florida.

Besides OTA anything else new?


xaa said its not in Charlotte yet so your downloading 0xfa again without OTA.
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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:22 AM

Not in New York yet.
Central Florida did you force it or did it just come?

#12 OFFLINE   BubblePuppy

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:25 AM

Not in New York yet.
Central Florida did you force it or did it just come?


I forced it.

#13 OFFLINE   BubblePuppy

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:30 AM

:confused: The dowload is finished but yet when I go into Info &Test it still shows OXFA as the latest download and my anttena is still greyed out.:nono2:

And yes it did show that it was downloading ........grrr...so I'm restarting it again. But it wasn't OXFA...but maybe I read it wrong.:coffee

#14 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:36 AM

OK, how did Earl miss this one?

#15 OFFLINE   Gotchaa

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:46 AM

He didn't miss it, Earl is sleeping, Like I should be. Too much excitement tonight between getting the PS3 and OTA on the HR20...

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:48 AM

Earl never missed this, this is what he has been saying all along. The OTA complaint might be a moot point in the very near future.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:49 AM

Christmas has come early to the Gotchaa household! You really must have been a very good boy this year!

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:56 AM

Ok thats it I am going home sick from work ;)

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:57 AM

I was awake at 4:30am, but Just couldn't bring my self to get out of of bed thinking... who was going to be awake at 2:30am PST....

Go figure.

Please continue the discussion in the appropriate discussion threads.

BTW Gotcha... You da man...
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