Setup with Direct TV HR24 with AM21 OTA tuner

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  1. Joe_Cruse

    Joe_Cruse New Member

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    TIVO Sires 2 signal tuner.
    I have direct TV HR/24 with a AM21 offair tuner TIVO program guide does not support this. If I add a off air tuner I get the correct program guide but when I want to see or record a program the TIVO looks for a RF input there is no RF outputs. from direct tv HR/24 with the AM21. It is incorporated in the direct tv guide just like any other DBS channel. all functions and playback uses the same cables. Again no RF output.

    I have asked and open multiple tickets it appears TIVO support is outdated and not current with the info they send.

    I also have Bright House which is now Spectrum using a Samsung cable set up box Samsung model SMT-H3362 will not change channels with TIVO your support team does not support this unit from the cable company?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Today's OTA signals are now digital (ATSC). Tivo tuners are analog (NTSC) and you would need to hook up a OTA digital adapter to a Series 2 and older Tivo.

    Tivo needs a special cable (IR Blaster) to control the adapter box, or digital cable box. Which also means, it can only record 1 channel at a time.

    Beginning with Series 3 Tivos, cable cards are used so, it can record more than 1 channel at a time.

    Subscription wise, Tivo no long will activate Series 3 and older models and will not renew annual and monthly subscriptions any more. Although boxes with lifetime will continue to function.
     
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  3. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I’m not terribly astonished that the S2 TiVo doesn’t understand the HR24/AM21 combo - there have been enough issues with TiVos and DirecTV DVRs just by themselves. I believe that the AM21 came around after the S2 was discontinued. In the past, with DirecTV receivers, off-air channels would be recorded from an antenna, but of course the RF tuner in the S2 can’t see ATSC broadcasts.

    Unless there’s some magic I don’t know about, this just isn’t going to work. Besides, the S2 is standard-def only. Why not use the HR24 to record off-air channels?
     
  4. Joe_Cruse

    Joe_Cruse New Member

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    I understand that but the Direct TV AM21 is a ATSC tuner made for Direct TV the output is via a USB into the Direct TV set top box. TIVO program guide does not recognize this so you cannot record any OTA programs I do have the instruction guides and or photos if anyone is interested.
     
  5. Joe_Cruse

    Joe_Cruse New Member

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    I do not have the recording room on the Direct TV DVR I had upgraded the TIVO Hard drive and would like to continue to use it.
     

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