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Sorry about what is probably a dumb question, but I was told it was to be used with DTV only...? I have an opportunity to get a deal on one and want ony OTA for a while. The literature says it can be used OTA, but I cannot tell if you have to have a sat subscription to use as OTA?

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Just to confirm. I can use the DTC100 as an OTA unit only with no DTV involvement or subscription. ( Am confused about the No response)

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If you can verify the firmware before purchasing, do it, if it is the original firmware that came with it, it will have troubles with some OTA HD channels.


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Can a DTC100 be used as OTA receiver w/o subscribing to Direct TV?
Yes, as can all DirecTV IRD's.
 

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I assume Ken means all OTA capable DirecTV HD IRDs.


Most of the standard definifition DTV receivers don't have any OTA receiver...
 

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I bought a DTC 100 and used it with an OTA only configuration for some months before deciding to add DirecTV.


It is possible that some older firmware versions do not support this, but everyone I know has had no problem using it as an OTA only tuner.


I think that Hughes/RCA were really smart to build it this way so that customers could be led gradually into DirecTV without having to make the leap immediately.
 

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I assume Ken means all OTA capable DirecTV HD IRDs.
Yes, thanks.
 
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