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HR20 Now Scans for Local OTA Channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by twaller, May 20, 2013.

  1. gcd0865

    gcd0865 Legend

    Jul 23, 2008
    Hancox and P Smith are right on target. It's unbelievable that D* would implement an OTA system that physically precludes you from receiving otherwise receivable OTA stations. And don't forget, besides the two zip code limitation in the AM21 and lack of updated Tribune station/guide data, the OTA scanning feature added to the HR34/HR44 plus AM21N combo included an auto-delete function for non-received stations that actually made the situation EVEN WORSE, since it prevents you from storing into memory those OTA stations that are in different directions and therefore received only upon rotating your antenna. I actually get more OTA stations sticking with my HR24/AM21N without the scanning feature than I would by upgrading to an HR34 or HR44 because it at least doesn't auto-delete, even though I have to "trick" the receiver with an out-of-town zip code.

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