OTA troubles

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  1. Aug 3, 2007 #1 of 11
    cwl

    cwl New Member

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    I've recently purchased a HR10-250, the HDMI port works great! I watched a HD PPV movie that was still on the list looked great! I still have the round duel LMB dish but was only interested in the OTA HD recording and the extra storage anyway.

    I've tried two antennas so far (a used Terk55 and a new HDTVa) and when I goto the OTA signal test it shows "0" for every channel. I'm 99% sure I have it connected properly.

    Please help!
     
  2. Aug 3, 2007 #2 of 11
    JimSpence

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    Have you visited antennaweb.org to find out where you local's antennas are and what digital frequencies they are using? That site will indicate, by color code, what kind of antenna you need.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2007 #3 of 11
    litzdog911

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    Also check out the "Local HDTV Reception Forum" at http://www.avsforum.com and find the thread for your nearest city. There you can ask and find out what antennas work well for folks in your area.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2007 #4 of 11
    TonyD79

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    You did scan for channels? And you do know that the OTA channel number (like 2-1) does not necessarily (in most cases it doesn't) indicate what channel the station is actually broadcasting on?

    For example, in Baltimore, channel 13 (13-1) is actually on 38, so that is what you need to look at for the meter.

    (As JimSpence noted, antennaweb.org will tell you the broadcast frequencies of each station.)

    But remember, do the scan first! And make sure you tell the unit what your zip code is so it can match the stations to the guide data properly.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2007 #5 of 11
    cwl

    cwl New Member

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    Ok, I did find some channels. My channel 3 is on frequency 28.

    I see the test Off-air signal but where do you go to scan? And how do I tell it to use OTA HD for my season passes vs SD Sat?
     
  6. Aug 8, 2007 #6 of 11
    JimSpence

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    The OTA channels will show up in the guide. There is where you pick to record the shows.
     
  7. cwl

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    I don't see any OTA channels, also when I goto find a program to record it doesn't show there either. Is there a scan for channels somewhere?
     
  8. JimSpence

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    Did you enter your zipcode during guided setup for the OTA?
     
  9. cwl

    cwl New Member

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    I don't think so that might be what I'm looking for. All I see is the OTA signal strength test. Where's that?

    Man! I'm usually better at these things! :confused:
     
  10. JimSpence

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    During guided setup there is a menu that asks if you will be using OTA and then asks for your zipcode.
     
  11. cwl

    cwl New Member

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    Ok, I got it. Ran though the guided setup again and now the channels show up on my guide... Thanks!
     

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