hr20-700s vs hr10-250 OTA reception

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  1. Jan 6, 2007 #1 of 14
    rbliss

    rbliss New Member

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    Can anyone who has used both DVRs comment on which has the better OTA tuner? Is there a difference at all?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2007 #2 of 14
    ebonovic

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    You are going to find mixed results to that question.

    Some have reported significantly better... other have reported worse.
    For "me", it has been the same.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2007 #3 of 14
    JimSpence

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    I don't have both, but my HTL-HD receiver does a better job than my HR10.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2007 #4 of 14
    davsherm

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    I see a slight edge in the HR20 vs. the HR10 OTA tuner, although I have not been watching much OTA since I have Mpeg4 locals, and the quality is as good as OTA for me.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2007 #5 of 14
    merlin803

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    It is about the same for me.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2007 #6 of 14
    bwaldron

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    I have both units. The HR20 tuner seems to be better at handling a multipath issue that I have with one channel.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2007 #7 of 14
    daviddsims

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    I just got a new samsung tv and scanned for local channels. I could not beleive the difference between that tuner and my hr10. I get channels that say no signal with my hr10 and no breakups on some that I do receive. I think the tuner in my hr10 is garbage.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2007 #8 of 14
    Billy66

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    I got the HR20 initially because of OTA issues with the HR10. I used the MPEG4 locals until the OTA was activated about a month ago. Before, I could NOT receive all of my locals simultaneously (which you need for DVR use). I just couldn't reliably record those channels.

    Now, they all come in perfectly all the time with the antenna behind the TV. For me, the HR20 OTA tuner is better.

    As Ed has said, you will receive varying reports.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2007 #9 of 14
    Woody_One

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    I have both, and must say that they are about the same for me.

    This reminds me of a question though. I still use my OTA antenna for locals in HD. If I opt to have the locals from D* where do they fall in the channel list?
    For example, my local OTA in HD is on 5.1. Will the MPEG4 locals take that spot on the channel list, or will I have two 5.1's or will it replace the regular channel 5?
    Just curious. I really don't see a big reason to go that route yet. PBS still isn't on MPEG4 is it?
    Thanks!
     
  10. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    You will have two channel 5's.

    For me, it's like this:
    03 WBTV-DT (Mpeg4 HD local)
    03 CT3 (this is the SD channel)
    03-1 WBTV-DT (OTA version)
     
  11. ebonovic

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    Earl... Just like the TV Show...
    "My Name Is Earl"

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    How is the audio on the OTA channels - same low volume on many channels as the HR10?
     
  13. BruceShultes

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    I doubt the low volume problem has anything to do with the HR10, HR20 or with DirecTV.

    On any HD broadcast from the local networks, I receive low volume on everything except the commercials. This is true using my HR10, my HDTV, and with my cable box.

    The difference is much greater than on any SD channel.

    This just gives me one more reason to use the 30-second skip to bypass the commercials.
     
  14. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Nope, I'm making it stick. :D
     

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