HR-44 with the AM21 Off Air Tuner

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  1. HoTat2

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    Yep, same here ....

    Gave up on the AM21 (or should I say "(sh)AM21") used on what was then an HR34 Genie (which made things doubly bad) over a year and a half ago for an OTA TIVO Roamio to which I managed to get DIRECTV to more than reimburse me for with a one time credit of $150.00 after I complained bitterly as well over the AM21's failure.

    No problems with OTA since though I do miss the integrated guide and the TIVO recently suffered a noisy fan problem that cost me ~$40.00 from Weaknees.com for a replacement.

    Note: Be forewarned the TIVO Roamio Basic and OTA models use a small but powerful cooling fan which is hard to locate outside of Weaknees if it goes bad on you.

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  2. drumdude

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    I use the AmazonBasics version of the Mohu Leaf Antenna. Works perfect and is inexpensive.


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  3. drumdude

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    I am hoping they fixed the fan problem in the new 1TB version of TiVo Roamio. I just ordered mine and it's on the way! Love TiVo's!


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  4. HoTat2

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    It really may have been my fault though. ...

    I was lucky enough to get my troublesome HR34 swapped out for an HR54 not too long after I got the TIVO and stupidly placed the TIVO atop the HR54 as I did with the HR34. Not realizing the top of the HR54 is much hotter while in operation than the 34.

    This may have caused the TIVO to have to run it's cooling fan at much higher average speeds throughout the day than normal resulting in it's premature failure.

    Needless to say I've had the two separated ever since.

    But unfortunately ~$40.00 lighter in the wallet as a painful reminder.

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  5. TXD16

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    This is the key---just let it finish when it appears to "hang." I have lots of other issues with the AM21, but I am still able to at least get it to tune the channels I want, albeit with much effort.
     
  6. fudpucker

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    BTW - as I'm moving to Dish (99% sure) I have an AM 21 new and never taken out of the box. I'm surprised to see an active auction on eBay for one in the box, with 12 bids that are currently up to $90. Are they hard to find? That seems a bit high.
     
  7. peds48

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    Yes, as DIRECTV stopped selling them supply is running dry and demand is growing high.


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  8. fudpucker

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    Guess I'll need to see what I can get for mine then. Does me no good sitting unopened in the box.
     

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