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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by slice1900, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Rich

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    It doesn't have to be raining on top of your house, it can be caused by a nearby storm that blocks the signal.

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  2. P Smith

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    and the thread about HS17, not a rain fade nor hr44 :(
     
  3. AngryManMLS

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    Has anyone tried to use the AM21 to see if it really does not work with the HS17? Or could I at least still hook the AM21 to the C61 unit for at least OTA viewing?
     
  4. HoTat2

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    To your first question, yes the AM21 has been tried on the HS17. And no, it's been confirmed not to work. The HS17 doesn't even detect it when plugged into its USB port on boot-up or in any other way.

    And no to your 2nd question as well. You can't hook an AM21 to a client ...

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  5. 1953

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    Whenever we move to the HS17 my plan is to use an interior HD antenna for the 40 plus local stations in the Dallas area. Our Harmony Elite is already programed to make all necessary changes to view those channels. In many areas, an outdoor HD antenna may be necessary. If you need detail connection instructions I will gladly assist you. I really hate to lose the AM17.
     
  6. carl6

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    It is easy to set up an antenna to get off-air stations on your TV. What I miss is the convenience of having them integrated into the guide, and more important, ability to record them (on the same DVR as everything else). Switching inputs to the TV tuner, and having to watch live, makes OTA "inconvenient" at best. Certainly available if sat goes out for any length of time (days as opposed to minutes).
     
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  7. 1953

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    Well stated but a necessity with the HS17. That is one of the reasons we are in not hurry to freely upgrade to the HS17.
     
  8. P Smith

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    it's just OTA antenna, Carl !
     
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  9. P Smith

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    something new ! what is this ? new OTA tuner ?
     
  10. HoTat2

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    Typo for sure ...

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  11. 1953

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    Re AM17
    Should have been AM21/AMN21
     
  12. HoTat2

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    Or that's actually "AM21/AM21N" ...

    Yes, the codes and model numbers can be maddening ....

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  13. CTJon

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    When I recently looked at new TV's many of them now don't have OTA tuners or connections any more. Making it more difficult to just put up an antenna. Maybe with "cord cutters" this will be reversed but when I looked a bunch didn't have.
    Just a question - the reason you don't want to DTV version of the locals is that DTV doesn't carry the whole selection or what am I missing?
     
  14. P Smith

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    hard to believe - TV without a tuner ? that's a MONITOR, not a TV

    in Europe I see all TV have OTA tuner [DVB-T2] and some also DVB-S2 sat tuner, plus they do support PVR functions if a user will connect own HDD to USB port
     
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  15. Reggie3

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    I think Vizio dropped tuners last year in their TVs. My Sony 940D has a great guide for OTA stations.
     
  16. slice1900

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    They are allowed to sell them without a tuner so long as they sell them as a 'display' rather than as a TV. Visio advertisers theirs as "tuner free", trying to make it a positive.

    Personally I'd prefer to be able to buy a plain display. No tuner, no 'smart'! The TVs being sold today have tuners that will be obsolete in a few years, at least for some purposes, since ATSC 3.0 is coming. And 'smart TV' functionality is a total ripoff, they charge you more for it but don't support it for more than a year or two after sale meaning it is all worthless 4-5 years down the road when the TV itself has plenty of life left in it.
     
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  17. Reggie3

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    totally agree
     
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  18. carl6

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    Oh I know. I use a roughly 6" stub of coax center conductor (UHF 1/4 wave) as my OTA antenna.
     
  19. specialkd24

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    I just got my installed this morning (after previously having a HR34) and haven't had much time to interact with it since I had to go to work.

    I guess I didn't realize the HS17 doesn't have the new ESPN app. Is that correct or am I missing something? Why is that and is there any talk of it eventually getting it?
     
  20. guitarguy316

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    ah, that would be a bummer if there's no espn3 connectivity.



    i'll also post this here in case there's more views than the c61 thread:

    I just had an HS17 installed yesterday with (2) C61K clients and (1) C61. I am having an issue with the C61K on two settings not saving/resetting:

    1) I have set everything to my preferences, which is to send native signal to tv. However, I purposefully unchecked 1080i for personal reasons and hit save. Yet every time I turn the client off and back on it defaults back to all resolutions checked.

    2) I changed the non 16:9 channels to use "black" for the side bars. However, after I change and leave that setting screen, it defaults back to "grey" every time.

    Any thoughts here? I have unplugged the client and plugged it back in. It looks like all my clients and HS17 updated to latest firmware yesterday as well.
     

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