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Directv Digital OTA Reciever

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by gomezma1, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

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    Can anyone tell me what model Directv receivers are capable for digital reception for OTA? Thanks!
     
  2. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    HR20 and H20 have built in OTA tuners.

    HR21, 22, 23, 24, H21, 23, 24, and R22 with the AM21 add-on OTA tuner.
     
  3. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

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    But note: all of these receivers require a sat signal and an active sat subscription in order for the OTA portion to work.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    FTA != OTA

    Usually FTA acronym using for free channels from satellites, while OTA - for aerial channels.
     
  5. mcbeevee

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

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    Some of the older Directv HD receivers like the Hughes HIRD-E86 can receive digital OTA signals without a satellite connection. Every HD receiver since the H10 requires the satellite connection for OTA (if it has an OTA tuner).

    :)
     
  6. whitepelican

    whitepelican Godfather

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    I don't believe that's true for the H10. It's definitely not the case for the HR10-250, which can tune OTA without a satellite connection. The HR10-250 just doesn't receive any guide data without the satellite connection.
     
  7. mcbeevee

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    It's definitely true that the H10 does not get OTA w/o an active sat connection. That's the reason my old H10 is buried in the closet!

    :)
     
  8. The_Law

    The_Law New Member

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    I have an H10

    So, I have this stuff after discontinuing cableTV, satTV, etc....and was wondering if I can use this to start learning about and playing with FTA satellite feeds.

    I had DirecTV for a couple of years. I got laid...off...and they left the dish on the house. Additionally, I just cleaned out my basement and found an older DirecTV HD Receiver H10.

    The dish they left is a Slimline Model AU9 with Ka/Ku LNBs.

    Can I somehow use this stuff to beginning pointing at different satellites?

    ps...never done this before, but...it's looks interesting.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Sorry, DIRECTV equipment will only work with their own satellite feeds.
     
  10. jdspencer

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    Can we get a moderator to fix the title of this thread?
    The Hughes HTL-HD receiver can also receive OTA without an active DirecTV connection.

    Edit: It looks like a moderator updated the title. :)
     

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