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    Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    So I've been stumped as to why I am not getting 5.2 via my OTA anteanna connected to my DTV HR20 receiver as I get all the other OTA signals.
    I was googling around and found this:

    "You should get 5-1, 8-1, 8-2, 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, 13-1, 13-2, 17-1, 17-2. You may also get 23-1, 34-1 and 56-1, depending on your location. Notice that 5-2 is not listed...DTV has to add this station to their database. The HR series does not scan for stations, it runs from a database. If the database is wrong, or hasn't been updated, you can't get that station with either the HR20 or HR21/AM21 combo. Sooner or later, they get it updated, or you call the local station engineer and they will contact Tribune Media (maintainer of the database for DTV), and tell them to get off their butt and fix the info."

    It is apparent that DirecTV has not updated their database with 5.2 just yet. Hopefully this happens in the next 24hrs, but I'm not getting my hopes up.



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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    I would not get my hopes up either.

    On a side note, I got it to work on my TV last night, as well as my trusty HR10-250 (greatest DVR ever!)


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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    just pull your antenna connection off your satellite receiver and plug it directly into your television. You can still watch the game, unless you were planning on recording it.



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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    Does the OTA antenna you're talking about connect right into the Directv receiver or is it something that is connected to the actual dish? What does one of these antennas cost? Thanks



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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    This is going to really tick some people off when they cannot watch this on DTV.


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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    Quote Originally Posted by iowast8fan View Post
    just pull your antenna connection off your satellite receiver and plug it directly into your television. You can still watch the game, unless you were planning on recording it.
    My TV is HD Ready...doesn't have the ATSC tuner required. I need to run it through the box unfortunately.



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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    Quote Originally Posted by CYZMIC View Post
    Does the OTA antenna you're talking about connect right into the Directv receiver or is it something that is connected to the actual dish? What does one of these antennas cost? Thanks
    It connects right to the receiver. They are pretty cheap, but it all depends on how far you are from Alleman.


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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I would not get my hopes up either.

    On a side note, I got it to work on my TV last night, as well as my trusty HR10-250 (greatest DVR ever!)
    You were able to get it through the TIVO HD-DVR box? I still have one.

    What about your HR21s?

    Or are you taking the antenna straight into the TV and bypassing the DTV box?



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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    I live in Northern Iowa. So I guess I'm probably out of luck.



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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    You were able to get it through the TIVO HD-DVR box? I still have one.

    What about your HR21s?
    HR21 was a no go... HR10-250 worked.


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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    HR21 was a no go... HR10-250 worked.
    Wonder why the heck that is? I suppose I could pull out the old HR10 box if you say it works through that one.



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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Wonder why the heck that is? I suppose I could pull out the old HR10 box if you say it works through that one.
    Just re-read my original post and answered my own question. The HR10 box scans for the stations and thus it picks up 5.2.

    The HR2x boxes pull from a database that hasn't been updated yet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Wonder why the heck that is? I suppose I could pull out the old HR10 box if you say it works through that one.
    I think because the HR10's just do a scan for the channels, and it found it. Or maybe it is old and used to be there.


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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    I just emailed WOI's chief engineer and asked if he could contact Tribune Media to get it added to the database.

    Probably a pipedream, but worth a shot.

    I really don't want to deal with replacing my HR20 with the HR10 I have just for a single game and then swapping them back.



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    Re: Figured out why I am not getting 5.2 via OTA through DTV

    Would I need a converter box if I use an antenna connected directly to my HDTV? I cant get my local OTA's to show up on my DTV receiver either, and I have reset my receiver after I connected it.


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