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Directv Digital OTA Reciever

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

  1. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

    Mar 28, 2006
    Can anyone tell me what model Directv receivers are capable for digital reception for OTA? Thanks!
  2. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    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

    Nov 13, 2007
    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

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    FTA != OTA

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

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

    Sep 18, 2006
    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

    May 9, 2007
    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

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

    Sep 18, 2006
    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

    Jul 21, 2010
    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!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Sorry, DIRECTV equipment will only work with their own satellite feeds.
  10. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    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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