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using directv satellite to get OTA channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kmurali70, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. kmurali70

    kmurali70 New Member

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    I have suspended my directv account for 6 months, but i still have my receiver and dish, will i be able to use these to scan for digital OTA channels, instead of buying a new OTA HDTV antenna ?
     
  2. dpeters11

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    No, but even if t wasn't suspended, you'd need an antenna.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    DIRECTV Plus HD receivers are NOT capable of scanning for OTA channels (whether active or inactive). Of course this assumes that you have an H(R)20 or AM21 to tune OTA channels in the first place.
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Wrong, the HR34 can and does nicely.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    But the HR34 is not called a DirecTV Plus HD Receiver either.
     

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