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Thread: Vacationing with HR21....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    Vacationing with HR21....

    here is an interesting Q -

    I'm heading from NJ to upstate NY (about 200 miles north in a straight line)
    for the thanksgiving w/e. My dad has DTV, witht he correct dish for an HR21, but he is in florida for the winter.

    If i bring my unit with me, what channels will it not receive ?
    (i get just about everything available in NJ!)

    I know this is a very open ended Q, but just trying to figure out if i can get the HD broadcast of the football games, and perhaps some HD PPV.

    he takes his receiver with him!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    I can't give you a definite answer; I haven't seen any reports of anyone trying this. Off the top of my head, I think you will be able to receive all satellite channels, just as if you were at home. 200 miles probably won't make any difference in the strength of signal from the spot beam. So local (NJ) channels on the spot beam will still be available. OTA channels from NJ almost certainly won't be available ; I'm not sure if you will be able to receive any of the upstate NY locals.

    There's a difference between needing help, and just being plain ole' lazy.

    "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it for himself." Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

    HR20-700 with 2 TB, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR23-100 all running 0x5cd and networked.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Many thanks - I'll report back after turkey day.....

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