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Can the HR20 OTA Tuner Be Improved Through Software Upgrades?


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Poll: Can the HR20 OTA Tuner Be Improved Through Software Upgrades? (161 member(s) have cast votes)

Can the HR20 OTA Tuner Be Improved Through Software Upgrades?

  1. Yes (50 votes [31.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.06%

  2. No (37 votes [22.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.98%

  3. Not Sure (74 votes [45.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.96%

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#181 OFFLINE   Coffey77

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:54 AM

I had a tough time with this one as I believe the tuner itself is pretty much what it's going to be. If they can flash the hardware on the tuner itself maybe but other than fidgeting with the frequency within the software I don't think they can actually improve what's coming in to the back of the HR20. 85% signal is 85%. Is it tuned correctly? I'd say "no" as they've made quite a few improvements (ie Chicago channel 2.1) and I really don't know what they did to fix that but I just guess it was a frequency modulation thing... maybe allowing it to accept .0005 mhz more or less.
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#182 OFFLINE   geaux tigers

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 06:34 PM

I had a tough time with this one as I believe the tuner itself is pretty much what it's going to be. If they can flash the hardware on the tuner itself maybe but other than fidgeting with the frequency within the software I don't think they can actually improve what's coming in to the back of the HR20. 85% signal is 85%. Is it tuned correctly? I'd say "no" as they've made quite a few improvements (ie Chicago channel 2.1) and I really don't know what they did to fix that but I just guess it was a frequency modulation thing... maybe allowing it to accept .0005 mhz more or less.


It sounds like the software made an improvement to OTA reception in the Chicago area so I believe that is encouraging.

#183 OFFLINE   hasan

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:53 PM

I believe that the new CE did improve the OTA tuners based upon my initial observations. Does anyone else have an opinion regarding this?


There's a poll addressing this very issue in the CE forum (in case you don't get 80 replies):)

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