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H10 vs H20 for OTA

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by WhoDey, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. WhoDey

    WhoDey New Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    I just got off the phone with a D* HD specialist, he states that H10 does no worse of a job with respect to OTA then the H20.

    I've read on this board that the H20 is indeed better...

    Any clarity?
  2. dsanbo

    dsanbo Legend

    Nov 25, 2005
    The H10 will NOT get the new MPEG4 HD channels; the H20 will (with the addition of the AT9 5LNB dish).....
    Also....having had the H10....I can safely say the H20 does a MUCH better job with OTA signals; it has a more sensitive front-end than the H10..
    The skinny...if you are making the choice....go with the H20.....you'll be thankful down the road.....;) Good luck!
  3. Proc

    Proc Godfather

    Jan 19, 2006
    H20 is far superior for OTA than the H10. I struggled to get stuff in with the H10, not so with the H20.
  4. dewalt

    dewalt Cool Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Just like to add that the H20 is also much better than the HR10-250. I get all the channels OTA on the H20, but only 2 with the HR10-250.
  5. Volrog

    Volrog New Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    I replaced an H10 with an H20 today and I can assure you that the OTA-HD reception is exponentially better. I got 1 or 2 HD with the H10 and I'm pulling in all of the Nashville, TN stations with strong meter readings now with the H20.
    Upgrade and you will see for yourself. BTW I live about 30 miles from the towers.
  6. KevetS

    KevetS Mentor

    Jan 29, 2006
    I've never touched an H10 but I can say from experience that the H20 is a damn fine receiver. I'm about 30 miles from most towers in every direction possible and things work surprisingly well with an indoor antenna.
  7. scottishknight

    scottishknight New Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    I upgraded to HD in November '05 and D* sent me the H10 receiver. It started having problems within the 90 day warranty, so they have now sent me a remanufactured H20. I'm a little disappointed because the H20 doesn't have the coaxial Digital audio out I was using on the H10.
    When I tried to authorize the H20, it wouldn't work because D* had left the H20 assigned to someone else's account. I am waiting for resolution to that problem and I'm still on the H10 for now.
    I live in LA, so I do get the local channels in HD and some are in digital audio.
    Will the H20 be better for me, once I get it working?
  8. scottishknight

    scottishknight New Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    D* never could get the remanufactured H20 to work so they sent out an installer with a brand new H20. I am getting a signal, but now my Caller ID won't work.
  9. fratwell

    fratwell Legend

    Jul 2, 2005
    The H20 is better than the H-10. I had an H10 and would not get UHF channels located in Boston (56-1, 38-1, 44-1, 44-2, 44-3) including my local channel 9-1. With the H20, they all come in OTA nice and sharp.
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