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I have a DirectTV DVR HR10-250 that I stopped the monthly service, and use it to watch free Off-the-Air broadcast HD channels. I can not seem to record them by default. Is there any way or "hack" that I can record the free TV signals? thanks,

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In feb when free air signels become digatal you should then be able to record your programs because your box is set to a digatal format and will not record the old analog signels

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