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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by BoxerMom, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. drumdude

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    I've been waiting for this a long time. I even left DIRECTV for a year for the Time Warner Cable (TWC)/TiVo Series 3 Cablecard fiasco. TWC refused to provide any support. What a horrible experience! Finally I can replace my three DIRECTV DVR's with Tivo. But when?

    http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2011-08/new-directv-tivo-launches-next-month/
     
  2. bpratt

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    Like all DirecTV DVRs starting with the HR21, OTA capability is an add-on box called the AM-21. It usually costs $50 (no other fees), and has a much better tuner than was built in to the HR10. Some people manage to convince DirecTV to give them one for free if they were using OTA before.
     
  4. fasTLane

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    The lack of an OTA tuner would be a major blunder. We have loads of sub channels here that I will want to receive and I am almost certain that most of those will get no DTV coverage.

    Is the AM21 behind the scenes or does it require another box out front?
     
  5. litzdog911

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    AM21 is a standalone dual off-air tuner accessory that connects to the HD DVRs USB port. You'll find it on the Solid Signal web site.
     
  6. bpratt

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    If you look at my signature you will see I have two AM-21s attached to my two HR21-700s so I know what they are. I have not seen any documentation that indicates the AM-21 will attach to the new DirecTV TiVo to provide OTA support. That leads me to conclude the new TiVo may not support OTA.
     
  7. stevel

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    You haven't seen anything substantive about the new DTiVo. Even SolidSignal's site is just generic. But if you want subchannels, well, then you'll be disappointed.
     
  8. unitron

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    Do you buy this thing or rent it?

    SolidSignal's page says you have to commit to DirecTV for 2 years, and all equipment has to be returned to DirecTV when you discontinue their service.

    And with only a 500GB hard drive, who'd want it?
     
  9. stevel

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    That's the way everything works. All new hardware is leased, not owned, and starts a new two year commitment.
     
  10. Matt L

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    Never had an issue with D sending me an AM21, no cost , no commitment. Got several of them.
     

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