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kvby66

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does anyone know when directv will start their hd locals in lansing michigan. i have read somewhere in the summer of 2012. i'm hoping for hd for the summer olympics. my contract is finally up in july 2012 and i can finally jump ship to another provider who already has local hd channels here. directv is killing me.....softly. thanks for any information.
 

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I haven't heard anything more specific than 2012. They are not uplinked as of yet, so we can be resonably sure it won't be in March/April.

Can you pickup 10 or 8 via antenna until the launch? Directv has an AM21 that adds antenna capability to the HD and HD-DVR receivers. Once the locals are working in HD, you can always sell the $50 AM21, resale on those seems pretty solid.
 

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yep, stay with the overall better provider and just add a simple VHF/UHF/FM OTA; everyone should have one anyway for when severe weather hits.
 

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if your TV already has ATSC tuners then you dont "have" to spend to $50 but the AM21 will integrate everything into one guide and out on the same output.
 

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You could also contact directv and you may get one for free or at half price.
 

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You could also contact directv and you may get one for free or at half price.

Unfortunately, I have had LITTLE luck going this route ...
I had HR20-700 and upgraded to HR24's, explained to them that I had MORE ability with the old one, with OTA than the new one and explained that I needed my OTA for severe weather nights (like tonight) and they wouldn't help at all.

So I went other routes to get them.
 

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Unfortunately, I have had LITTLE luck going this route ...
I had HR20-700 and upgraded to HR24's, explained to them that I had MORE ability with the old one, with OTA than the new one and explained that I needed my OTA for severe weather nights (like tonight) and they wouldn't help at all.

So I went other routes to get them.

i'm going to need another one for the bedroom since i got rid of the HR20 as well. i'm sure i'll have to get it elsewhere since i doubt i'll get lucky twice with the AM21. good thing they're not that expensive either.
 

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rey_1178 said:
i'm going to need another one for the bedroom since i got rid of the HR20 as well. i'm sure i'll have to get it elsewhere since i doubt i'll get lucky twice with the AM21. good thing they're not that expensive either.

Call Claude.

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Will the AM21 OTA signal still pass through the reciever in the event of a storm and loss of satellite signal?
 
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