HR10-250 OTA Question

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Someone

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I searched the forum and didn't see this question, so I apologize if it's already been answered or if it's too basic.

Anyway, I am currently a D* subscriber with an HR10-250. I am thinking of switching to cable. I currently use an antenna to pick up my OTA channels.

My question is this: if I cancel D*, could I still use the HR10-250 for the OTA channels? My TV does not have an integrated tuner so I can't go straight from the antenna to the TV.

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Brewer4

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You can use it to watch already recorded stuff but you lose your program guide info so it stops being a viable DVR even for OTA.
 

BruceS

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You probably can switch to the lowest cost directv package and still record OTA as long as you still pay the dvr service fee
 

Brewer4

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You probably can switch to the lowest cost directv package and still record OTA as long as you still pay the dvr service fee

Thats still $35 and quite expensive for an OTA DVR. Better off going with a series 3 Tivo that can do OTA but also does cable card. But then with all this switched video talk, I would be very gun shy of getting a Series 3 Tivo unless I knew my cable operator was years away from using that. I dont think the Series 3 can handle switched video.
 
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