AM21 Tuner Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by minimonster17, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. minimonster17

    minimonster17 Member

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    It is to my understanding that the am21 is a two tuner OTA adapter. Are the two tuners included in the gross tuner count of your dtv setup? For example, an HR54 pulls seven tuners. Would the addition of an am21 increase that tuner count to nine?
     
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    No.
     
  3. minimonster17

    minimonster17 Member

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    Rereading my post, I am seeing that I may have been ambiguous in what I was asking. I was not asking if total available tuners for recording would be increased.

    I was asking if tuner capacity from the LNB would be diminished from the addition of the AM21. For example, an HR54 would pull 7 of 21 of a reverse band LNB's tuners. Would the addition of the AM21 result in 9 of the 21 available tuners being pulled from the reverse band LNB?
     
  4. RoyGBiv

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    The AM21 has no affect on the satellite tuners or LNBs used. But the total number of tuners you can use at any time is the same and now includes the 2 tuners from the AM21. BTW, I thought the HR54 was like the HR44 that I have, and has only 5 tuners. That means you can record up to 5 programs at once. If two of them are OTA, you can only record 3 from the satellites.

    SMK
     
  5. minimonster17

    minimonster17 Member

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    The HR54 has two tuners reserved for 4k at all times, regardless of viewing 4k or not.
     
  6. Rich

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    Oh, good. That was my first guess.

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  7. Rich

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    I thought the OP was pretty clear.

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