On 10/11/17 I chatted with a CSR about getting the truth about the OTA deal and the CSR stated that DirecTV has changed its mind on its ota decision that it made a few years ago to end ota support do to the amount of subscribers interested in it. I guess all the chatter over loosing OTA from the subscribers that have the AM21 and the amount of new local sub channels being advertised on their local stations and that got other subscribers to look into it for more options for there their TV viewing. The CSR stated that a new version of the AM21 is in the works and since TiVo bought out Gracenote with its big TV network guide data base that a new contract was in the works for DirecTV’s network program guide. TiVo also shares its DVR OS/software with DirecTV’s receivers and DVRs. The CSR stated he did not know when a new contact would be signed this year and when the updates would start up again on the existing AM21 listings. But you should see a new OTA tuner offered this year or next year. It would be a smaller usb ota tuner box or stick type that would be 480 SD to 4k UHD. Till then you will just have to use Rabittears to populate your missing channels in the guide and to finding your Networks with the corresponding channel numbers. It took me a while to get most of my channels on guide and this is how I got most of my missing channels. I first made a list of all my local sub channels with there corresponding networks that were missing in the guide. Then I did a state by state search on Rabittears and scanned through all the local station channels in each major state/city market. I found some that had my networks on the same sub channels and others I could not. Then I looked up the zips for each city that had the channels I wanted to add to the guide list. Hows to add channels to your guide? Run the initial ota setup, put in your main city zip and it scans for channels, than it asks you for a secondary city zip, (you can add as many secondary zips to fill in all your channels as you need to) then it scans again and then it’s completed. The trick is to never change your main city zip or do a reset and only change the secondary city zip. All the secondary zip really does is add channels to the guide list and does not remove or replace channels. You just have to run the initial ota setup each time you change the secondary zip to another city zip. After you have completed your channel updating you can select the channels that you want to be view able on the guide and to match as many networks with their corresponding sub channels. Sometimes a channel or two my disappear during an updating and all you need to do is re-run the zip that the channel is associated with again. If it should happen with the main zip you will need to use another zip(same zip will not work?) from the same city and no secondary zip.