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How many folks have AM21's?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by RAD, Feb 1, 2011.

Do you have an AM21 connected to a receiver and actually are using it?

  1. Yes, have one or more AM21's and they are used

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  2. No, never had an AM21 or did have one but don't use it anymore

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  1. Feb 1, 2011 #1 of 103
    RAD

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    There's been a few threads/discussions lately about OTA channel reception and I was curious how many folks here have AM21's. I'm talking about AM21's that are actually connected to a receiver and using them, not sitting in a closet.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 #2 of 103
    Richierich

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    I thought Stuart Sweet has already started a Thread about this.......Am I Wrong!!!:confused:
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 #3 of 103
    RAD

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    It wasn't a poll, I'm lazy and just wanted to see a vote count vs. have to read through all the posts.;)
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 #4 of 103
    Go Beavs

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    It's also in a semi-restricted area that not every user can see. ;)
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 #5 of 103
    Richierich

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    Well, quit being LAZY and read Threads that already have your information.

    SEARCH is YOUR FRIEND!!! As if you didn't know it!!! :lol:
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 #6 of 103
    davidatl14

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    Huge fan. They are invaluable especially if you can pull Networks from multiple Markets.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 #7 of 103
    mashandhogan

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    Used to use one, until LIL:rolleyes:
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 #8 of 103
    tonyd79

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    Have one. Don't use it anymore. All my locals (Baltimore) are on the satellite now. Use an HR20 to get what I can from local market (DC).
     
  9. Feb 1, 2011 #9 of 103
    nucat95

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    Considering the huge ice storm that's been pounding us today and most of tomorrow, I wish I had a couple right now.

    Fortunately, I do have an HR20, so I am able to salvage some recordings. Unfortunately, it's hooked up to the tv in the kid's room.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2011 #10 of 103
    Avder

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    Considering Fargo is looking like its never going to get HD LiL, I pretty much had no choice if I wanted to be able to DVR the things I watch off-air.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 #11 of 103
    tfederov

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    It's good to have as a backup.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2011 #12 of 103
    spartanstew

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    Have never had one, and can't even think of a time when I would have ever used it. Might get signal loss for about 30 minutes PER YEAR, so it's no big deal.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2011 #13 of 103
    dettxw

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    Have 2 HR20-700s so don't need an AM21 at the moment.

    Only one HR20-700 is actually connected to an OTA antenna due to the need to run a cable, but two OTA tuners plus the PC HD OTA tuner are adequate.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2011 #14 of 103
    Drucifer

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    I used cable to get locals when DirecTV didn't have it. It was that or a massive antenna.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2011 #15 of 103
    Beetle

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    It is a great way to get all the local subchannels and have everything in one guide. The local stations must supply the guide data for the HR's to see. Otherwise the subs get ignored.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2011 #16 of 103
    DavidMi

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    I had one but dont use it as it is USELESS.

    I live in an area where I can get locals from 2 different DMA's and can't use it since it won't let me see the channels from the other DMA plus it is missing all of my local digital sub channels.

    Why can't they allow us to scan for the channels we can get?
     
  17. Feb 1, 2011 #17 of 103
    RAD

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    Did you enter a zip code that's in the second DMA in the secondary DMA setup? It's supposed to allow you to receive channels from a secondary DMA when you ented a zip code that's in that other DMA during the setup.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2011 #18 of 103
    davring

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    You can get guide data for OTA from two different DMA's. It is in the setup.
     
  19. Feb 1, 2011 #19 of 103
    Groundhog45

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    I had to check no. I have one but it's not connected at the moment. I still have 3 HR20s and also 2 TVs that are connected to the antenna. The HR22 I used the AM21 on is not in a location that has an antenna feed. I will use it again as needed.
     
  20. Feb 1, 2011 #20 of 103
    erosroadie

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    +1.

    Also, when storms from the Southwest block out sat reception, my antenna pointed due East to Chicago picks-up all the majors, sub-channels and anything broadcast in HD that D* may not cover. Worth the ~$50 I paid for it...
     

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