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AllStar
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I heard about the AM21's from Direct TV...but I don't know if I'm eligible or not...currently I do not have HD locals from Direct. I don't know if D11 will bring them online or not...

Are the AM21's free for those folks that don't get HD from Direct?
How do you know if you're eligible or not?
 

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JLuc....I did realize that it is an add-on....What I was hoping is that because D* does not provide my HD locals....there would be a "no fee" or "discounted fee" for having to get my HD OTA rather than thru D*. But alas....it seems capitalism is at work here!

And now I read another post...where Huntsville may be out of the running on D11....bummer.

My local NBC affiliate is a low power station...currently at 41kW and upgrading some time from now (according to FCC filings) to 88KW....but that's probably not enough to burn thru this RF shadow I'm currently in. The Analog is poor at best OTA...I may go up on my antenna another 10 ft.

Mainly I was just hoping for the HD signal via the AM21 so I could use the DVR feature too....especially when the fall shows come out.
 

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Jhon69 said:
Do you have the HR21 now?.If so you could call DirecTV and tell them the AM21 wasn't available when you upgraded from the HR10-250.If not when you upgrade to the HR21 you just tell them you need OTA.;)
I'm in exactly that situation. I had a DVR (non-HD) and an HD Receiver per the contract (leased equipment)....then I bought (Best Buy) an HR21 for the new LCD I got in the front room....with the Stimulus Package Check (woo hoo..nice to have MY money back...since I'll probably never see Social Security...but that's another rant).

Now on the HR21...I'd like to get the AM21...since D* doesn't carry my local HD...and I'm having to get them OTA....I'll be calling them this afternoon!
 

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shenefie said:
they gave it to me for free. it took some haggling since the CSR told me (get this!) ALL local channels are going dark in feb. 2009. i couldnt get it thru his thick skull that this wasnt true so had to step it up to to his supervisor and he got it taken care of for be. but as for that CSR....sheesh!
How in the world did you get it for free? The CSR I talked with wouldn't budge. Not saying it was a bad deal or anything....but if I can get something for free....Hey...it's free.
 
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