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I recently upgraded to the hr20 but want to use the 10-250 as an off air reciever, is this possible and how?

This is what I have tried, connected antennea and rerun setup and selected off air ant. only but it it says I need to call direct tv.

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You need to have it connected to the satellite in order for it to work. It still gets its authorization from DirecTV. You'll only be paying the mirroring fee. I forget - it's either 4.99 or 5.99.
 

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The HR10 can be used as an off-air ATSC tuner (with 30-minute buffer) without satellite or DVR service, but without those two things, it cannot record. Simply rerun the setup saying you have antenna only and then do a channel scan. You won't have guide data other than the current show info provided by the stations.
 

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thanks Steve that worked but setting up this to work on my media center pc I cannot get it to recognize my OTA HD channels like 3-1 5-1 etc. The channel guide only sees regular channels any ideas on how to correct this in MCE
 

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Sorry, you've lost me. What does the HR10 have to do with Media Center? If you want to tune in HD channels using a PC, you need a dedicated ATSC tuner card (either PCI or one that connects by USB) and which is supported by MCE. You can't just take some external receiver and "hook it up".
 

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sorry, I do have a card and it is connected and I can view the OTA channels on MCE. I was just wondering how I could MCE to see the OTA HD channels because the guide data on MCE only picks up regular channel #'s
 
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