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If I may be so be bold, and sure, beer's on me Earl, is there still a shot at getting the ATSC tuners activated this month as we you used to discuss or are we more realistically looking at November or December? (I know December is the CSR line).

I realize we can't expect to get firm dates.

Hey, I'm trying.
 

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"Officially" nothing has changed to their CSR date of December 1st.

Practically... Octobober is going to be tight, as they are doing a lot of testing on the latest builds. Things where thrown a little of track because of the FF bug of 0xDC. If all goes well though....
 

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Earl, I've read many of your posts, just confirming that after two months on the market the ATSC tuners are still not activated? I guess I'll continue to wait. :mad:
 

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Wow, an OTA thread with only 5 posts in it?

I've pretty much lost hope on OTA being activated this month. Let's see what November brings...
 

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Wow, an OTA thread with only 5 posts in it?

I've pretty much lost hope on OTA being activated this month. Let's see what November brings...
Umm. They are saying Dec 1st. Why would you expect something this month or next month?
 

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Umm. They are saying Dec 1st. Why would you expect something this month or next month?
Mainly because it is written on the box and in the manual, because they removed most of their OTA capable HD DVRs from the market leaving a hole and as has been pointed out on numerous occasions, we here are a small informed minority.

As such, most J6P customers buy this box, get home and find out OTA doesn't work and calls D* all pi**ed off because it says it right on the box.

That would be as good a reason as any to try to get it out the door earlier than the official date which after seeing all the delays and unplanned fixes, I have my doubts that December 1st will be made.
 

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It seems like it won't be in the next software release. But best case scenario, the 1 or 2 following that, hopefully.

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In the mean time come on, D*, turn the captions on ABC HD (mpeg-2/4) , please; (and FOX mpeg-4).
 

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Does anyone have any idea if the built-in splitter in the HR20 is going to be better than the built-in splitter in the HD-TiVo (HR10-250)?

When I used the HD-TiVo's built in splitter, it really messed up my signal strength, but when I bypassed it (and ran two separate lines to the two ATSC tuners) my OTA signal strength was in the 90s for everything.
 

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In the mean time come on, D*, turn the captions on ABC HD (mpeg-2/4) , please; (and FOX mpeg-4).
In the Washington DC area captions are working on ABC HD MPEG4 but are so garbled as to be useless. So be careful what you ask for.
 

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Does anyone have any idea if the built-in splitter in the HR20 is going to be better than the built-in splitter in the HD-TiVo (HR10-250)?

When I used the HD-TiVo's built in splitter, it really messed up my signal strength, but when I bypassed it (and ran two separate lines to the two ATSC tuners) my OTA signal strength was in the 90s for everything.
Huh? How did you bypass the splitter? Do you have pics?
 

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In the Washington DC area captions are working on ABC HD MPEG4 but are so garbled as to be useless. So be careful what you ask for.
Yeah, I know. We were playing the unscramble the captions game last night watching a recording of "The Office" from a couple weeks ago. It was pre 0xE3, if that makes a difference. They caps were completely jumbled up and off synch. That was from Channel 82 NBC NY HD (mpeg-2).

When they send caps, even if they're screwed up, you at least have a chance....Contextual clues... etc.
 
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