Hod do I access over-the-air stations on the GENIE without a separate antenna input?
My older DVR had a separate RF antenna input jack that allowed us to connect an external TV antenna to our receiver in order to pick up 33+ local (free) over-the-air stations and their digital sub-carriers. DirecTV came out today and replaced our ailing older receiver/DVR with the wonderful new GENIE box, but was informed by the installer that there was no way to connect my external antenna to the GENIE as it does not have an RF input jack for an external TV antenna. Our SONY flat panel TV alsdo does not have an antenna input jack (even if it did, I would no longer be able to record any of the off-the-air programming I had been able to record prior to today.
My wife and I watch and record many of our favorite 'classic tv' shows that we grew up with on Tampa/Clearwater over-the-air channels 8.2 (MeTV on WFLADT2), 10.2 (WTSPDT2), 13.2 (WTVTDT2), and 38.2 (WTTADT2) daily.
All the Technician could suggest was buying a digital TV convertor box and plug the composite output (red, white, yellow cables) into my TV (again, that does not help me record shows that are on in the wee hours of the morning)...
Any suggestions? I was paying ~$170/month under my old system and was able to get the over-thge-air sub-channels. I'll be paying slightly more for the new system and losing 33 channels.
David and Lynn
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