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Old 01-22-2007, 03:40 PM
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Default DirecTV HD receivers without DirecTV

I have a HD ready TV and was wondering if I could use a DirecTV receiver to get over the air HD even if I wasn't signed up for DirecTV. Hope this makes sense...
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:07 PM
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It makes sense, but I'm pretty sure the answer to that one is no. DirecTV tunes everything, including the OTA channels, via their programming guide, which you can only pull down off the satellite.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:22 PM
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I don't know about DirecTV but you can get "over the air HD" for free with a regular antenna. Does your TV have an ATSC tuner? Most HDTVs do now, but "HD ready" usually means not. Are you asking if your DirecTV receiver will act like a tuner? I don't know, but don't think so? You can buy an ATSC tuner for $150 give or take.
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