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AM21 & HR20? Still no go?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by LightGuy48, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. LightGuy48

    LightGuy48 Mentor

    Nov 8, 2004
    Jenks, OK
    I noticed the last threads on this topic are 3 - 4 years old now. I have an HR20 that the OTA tuner has died and wondered with the new software upgrades to the HR20 will it support the AM21N?
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Not that I've heard. You should be able to get a replacement HR20. When you call in to advise them of the issue, let them know that it is an HR20 and that you use it for OTA. There is a flag that the CSR is supposed to check so that the warehouse will ship out a HR20 to you.

    - Merg
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    You cannot use the AM21 with the HR20. If you need OTA you will need a replacement box.
  4. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    I would be a little suspicious that BOTH tuners failed at the same time. One maybe, but not both, I would look for some other possible problem.
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    There's only one OTA tuner, it's split inside the HR20.
  6. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    Understood, but my father had just one(or one half of it) fail.
  7. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    There are two OTA tuners. The feed from the antenna is split to drive the two tuners.
  8. bakers12

    bakers12 ΔS > 0

    May 29, 2007
    Chicago -...
    Yes, this is a more accurate description.

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