AM-21 Issue

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Athlon646464, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    I did a simple re-boot and got rid of most of my duplicates. Only WFFF is duplicated, but not with Regular schedule, it shows 44-1 WGBXDT, 44-1 WFFFDT, 44-2 WFFFDT2, 44-3 WGBXDT3, 44-3 WFFFDT3. There is no WGBX-2 in real life so that would make sense for it to skip it. It is only slightly annoying with the Nexstar blackout as when I type 44-1 it displays WGBX, but shows WFFF programming of course. I must press channel up to get WFFF to show, or select it directly from the guide.

    These two channels have always been fluky with my AM21; until the market was updated only WFFF -1 and -2 were in the database, but WGBXDT3 would automatically show up without me having to force a zip in for it where I had to force in zips to get my other missing subchannels. When they re-enabled the proper OTA scanning and the missing subchannels would show with their PSIP name and "regular schedule" guide data, WFFFDT3 did not do that and continued to show Create from WGBX instead of Bounce from WFFF. Not until the actual market update did WFFFDT3 override WGBX, but now they are both there.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019
  2. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    That sounds like a bad AM21 to me. Hopefully not - but... sorry.
     
  3. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yup - seems so...
    I'm considering an HDHomerun setup instead.
     
  4. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    I had a brief power outage yesterday and now everything is perfect - no duplicates of any kind.
     
  5. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    Hopefully you will be able to return or get a refund for the defective AM21. Maybe even a new LCC from Directv! Worth a shot.
     
  6. dod1450

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    I have two of the AM-21 for sale and been verified in working condition.
     
  7. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    Mine is working... tell Athlon!
     
  8. dod1450

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    $10.00
     
  9. DMRI2006

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    I finally had to dump my AM-21, was causing my Genie to slow down and occasionally get "stuck." For a long time, I thought it was the DVR itself, but once we removed the AM-21, the entire box performed better. Shame because I liked having the ability to record OTA feeds, but it got to the point where the performance of the DVR was being severely impacted by having it on there.
     

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