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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sstv, Oct 27, 2018.
Hi All, anything new on LCC?
That’s the story of everything with AT&T DirecTV: “soon”
It looks like the LCC is ready to go from all the info that's around. I cant find anything about hookups. Everything shows the hook up for one recvr. I have a 54,24 and a mini. The Mini gets OTA from the 54 but how does the 24 get OTA. It looks like a swap out, Mini for the 24. Each Mini takes a tuner from the 54, so tuners are getting thin on the 54. Maybe a LCC on the 24 would help a lot but I don't think that would work, 44/54 only. I think I will call Tech Support today for any info
I have a couple AM22’s I’ll be putting on eBay soon, which work on your 24. Two of them are brand new in box. If it was me, I wouldn’t swap a 24 for a mini for many reasons, which have been discussed already on this site....
I sold my AM21. I had two like new.
I replaced a mini with a 24 for just those reasons you mentioned . When DTV stops support for the AM21/22, somebody will be out in the cold so sell now.
What is LCC?
"local channel connector" this replaces the AM21
Some good news I hope for all the OTA fans from DirecTV
Local Channel Connector $10 /month Credit
OTA Channel Guide Issues
DIRECTV Local Channel Connector
I think I have the LCC figured out. The hook up is no big deal, If you have more then one tv, and you want all tv's to have LCC then all tv's must have a Mini providing programing. The Mini's are streamed from the HR54 which is where the LCC is located. The LCC has two tuners which might be a problem for recording and watching locals. My system has a HR54, a HR24 and a Mini. I know the Mini and the HR54 work together that leaves the HR24 out of the loop. If the system has LCC and the HR24 is out of the loop, does the HR24 still have the SAt. locals ? The Hr24 could handle any recording problems the LCC has if it has Sat. locals. I think long term, the Sat. locals are going away and LCC will be the only locals available.
Not gonna happen. There's too many areas where OTA reception isn't possible without a giant deep fringe outdoor antenna, and in some cases because of terrain, a tower, and in extreme cases not available at all. Especially in one of the two pilot markets, Salt Lake City, the DMA is the entire state, even though the main stations originate in the northwest corner of the state, so only portions of the rest of the state are served by scattered low power translators.
As for the original question, check the numerous existing LCC threads P Smith posted, you'll find all the available information about the LCC there, if there's actually anything new it will probably be posted in one of those existing threads. And no, calling a tech will NOT get you one unless you live in one of the two pilot markets Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, their system will not let them place an order for it outside of those two markets. Attempting to convince a tech or CSR otherwise has resulted in a bunch of confusion/misinformation and them ordering wrong items like an order for an AM21 that is quickly cancelled, a power cord (which is needed to power the AM21 if you want to "connect" it to a HR44 or HR54), or as someone in another thread recently found out the hard way, a RF modulator (which is used to "connect" HD receivers to older TVs that only have an "antenna" input).
Also attempting to do "self research" with CSRs/techs is pointless since they'll start making stuff up just to get you to end the call so they can move on to a caller with an issue they can resolve instead of dealing with someone attempting to get a pre-release product outside of the pilot markets. (i.e. that same person who got the RF modulator was told that all of Salt Lake City's locals were dropped from satellite a few months ago)
If you live in a area where OTA is not possible, that's your problem. DTV is not in the "local" business but will provide locals for a for a fee to cover their cost to obtain locals, the rest of us will get locals free. My post was to clear up some of the confusion of what and how is needed for a multi tv family.
With the new LCC are you limited with how many OTA channels that can be recorded at the same time?
Thanks - if or when I am offered this option I will decline. At times I am recording 3 or 4 OTA shows at the same time.