With the AM21 which local channels would I get? Both?

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I live in Port Ewen, NY. I get all the NYC Channels as my locals(Which are 102 miles away). But 4 miles away is 24 UHF in Kingston, NY which has WRGB(CBS) & WCWN(CW) on it. I was granted a waiver last week by my NYC CW to be able to get CW East channel(ch394). With the AM21 would I be able to get 24 UHF and get WCWN(CW), or would DirecTV not allow me to be able to get it? I checked TV Fool's Ove the air map and it shows me getting the channel in green.
 

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If it gets it, you get it just like any ota tuner.
 

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If it gets it, you get it just like any ota tuner.

well sort of....

If you have the HR34 it can "scan" for stations but if you have a HR21-24 or a R22 it just loads from the database. Per a document from D* these are the Albany stations that are loaded in the maps and should load and have guide info

WTENDT 10_1
WTENDT2 10_2
WTENDT3 10_3
WNYTDT 13_1
WNYTDT2 13_2
WNYTDT3 13_3
WMHTDT 17_1
WMHTDT2 17_2
WMHTDT3 17_3
WCDCDT 19_1
WCDCDT2 19_2
WCDCDT3 19_3
WXXADT 23_1
WXXADT2 23_2
WCWNDT 45_1
WCWNDT2 45_2
WCWNDT3 45_3
WNYADT 51_1
WYPXDT 55_1
WYPXDT2 55_2
WYPXDT3 55_3
WYPXDT4 55_4
WRGBDT 6_1
WRGBDT2 6_2
WRGBDT3 6_3

The HR34 will load any channel it can pick up
 

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What about the HR24. I bought a tuner from DirecTV for $50. I'm in Port Ewen, NY and only want to get WRGB(which also has WCWN in it)(Ch 24 out of Kingston, NY) which is only 4 miles from me. TV Fool's website said I just need a in-door antenna to get that channel. So i'm going to get a $11 RCA Indoor Off-Air HDTV Antenna from Best Buy

Do you think will show?
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6.3
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1080i
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DD5.1
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WRGB-HD
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CBS
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"CBS 6"
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6.4
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480i
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DD2.0
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this TV
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This TV
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24.3 1080iDD5.1
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WCWN-HDCW "CW 15"
24.4 480iDD2.0
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WCWN-USUniversal Sports
24.5 480i (w)DD5.1
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WRGB-SDCBS "CBS 6"(WRGB 06-1)
19.3 1080iDD5.1
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WCWN-HDCW "CW 15"
19.4 480iDD2.0
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WCWN-USUniversal Sports
19.5 480i (w)DD5.1
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WRGB-SDCBS "CBS 6"(WRGB 06-1)
 
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probably wont work. Since the HR24 only loads the maps from the database it would load channel 6 from Albany which is on RF6. They transmit on channel 6. Since the translator station is on 24 that wont show up on the AM21.
 

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Oops did I not copy & paste all of the data? With me correctly pasting all the info. Will I get 45-1

Display
Channel
Physical
Channel
VideoAudioCall Sign Network/Programming NicknameNotes Print
06-1
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6.3
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1080i
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DD5.1
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WRGB-HD
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CBS
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"CBS 6"
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06-2
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6.4
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480i
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DD2.0
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this TV
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This TV
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45-1 24.3 1080iDD5.1
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WCWN-HDCW "CW 15"
45-224.4 480iDD2.0
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WCWN-USUniversal Sports
45-3 24.5 480i (w)DD5.1
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WRGB-SDCBS "CBS 6"(WRGB 06-1)
45-1 19.3 1080iDD5.1
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WCWN-HDCW "CW 15"
45-219.4 480iDD2.0
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WCWN-USUniversal Sports
45-3 19.5 480i (w)DD5.1
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WRGB-SDCBS "CBS 6"(WRGB 06-1)
 

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side note 1st....really bothers me when people post a question on the forum then PM me with the same question

anywho here is my response

No it wouldnt unless you had a HR34

The AM21 is "stupid" when it comes to loading channels. With a HR21-24 or R22 it will only load what is in the database and according to the list I have its the "actual" stations. Since for you its a translator station (and low powered) its not in there. It will load the channels in the database properly but when you select say 6-1 the AM21 is going to try and tune in legit channel 6, NOT 24 which is what you need

If you had a HR34 it would load it in properly via the "scan" but would show "regular schedule" in the guide
 

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Got the AM21 today

IT WORKS!!!!!! I get 45-1 WCWN So happy im beyond words!

Out of the channels I tried too far, only 45-1 WCWN works. 45-3 WCWN(which is the SD feed of WRGB) worked when used with my indoor antenna connected to my HDTV but with DirecTV HR-24 it just keeps searching. I am able to get 45-2 WCWN but its just a black screen

Maybe for Christmas I will get a outdoor antenna and try to pick up WPXN-1 because I would love to see Flashpoint in HD(or hope DirecTV gets a ION HD channel)
 
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Mr Tony

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The reason the HDTV works and the AM21 probably doesnt goes back to the fact that the AM21 has preset info in it. The HDTV can scan for channels

45-1 (RF43) is CW
45-2 use to be Universal Sports which left on 1/1 and went to cable/satellite
45-3 must be a glitch.

Your market is really confusing with translator stations and cross promoting of networks so its hard to see what stations you're getting on the HDTV. The AM21 is loading it as RF43 so you're getting the actual WCWN station (From Schenectady)
 
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