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Because of the HR21, I sent my installation man on his way.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by vid53, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

    Sep 27, 2006
    OK fair enough. Would you happen to have the information that indicates the very small percentage of the D* customer base wanting OTA?
  2. Coffey77

    Coffey77 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Nov 12, 2006
    I see the argument here because there are a good ammount of educated people here that know or want to know about OTA. We are a small base of DIRECTV customers compared to the Millions they currently have. Basically you and I represent about 10,000 customers each and even that figure is small. By 10,000 each - I mean that we could guess that 10,000 agree with me and 10,000 agree with you and so on....
  3. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    The information that I have is from (1) and installer that tells me that the number of folks that don't want OTA vs the number of folks that do is 40:1 and (2) from from a DIRECTV contact that based on the HR20 user base (and network replies), the number of ATSC customers is a very low percentage.

    You can take it for what it's worth. Clearly OTA is important to some people and in some cases it's a downright necessity if you want to receive HD.
  4. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    I'm the one that stated the 40:1 ratio of those that have and use OTA in my market. That number is being very, very generous to OTA.

    Just this past week I've disconnected two attennas for customers making the switch to the HR20 because they had OTA diplexed in. It was not worth their time to have a seperate line run for it. In their specific locations Chs 3 (NBC) & 19(CBS) are a PITA to pull in. They were happy that they didn't have to fool with OTA anymore.

    They were not the least bit concerned about loosing the sub channels. They were not the least bit concerned about rain fade.

    They were very happy to gain the big 4 via sat plus the 70+ HD channels.
  5. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    I was given the go ahead to announce that DIRECTV will have a solution: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=106995

    I'm going to close this thread too so we can continue in one place.

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