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  1. inkahauts

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    Dont ever expect the hs17 to work with the LLC and you won’t be disappointed in it.

    You could also look into a DVR that just records over the air separate from DIRECTV.

    Or get an hr54. I’d never get a hs17 expecting it to work with over the air myself, I sadly just don’t think that’s coming.
     
  2. slice1900

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    Then what would be the point of Directv developing the LCC, when there is already an OTA solution for older hardware? Why bother adding all those subchannels for a solution that will only be supported on their older hardware?

    While I agree you shouldn't get an HS17 expecting that the LCC will be supported on it eventually, because who knows how long you'd have to wait, I think the only way the LCC doesn't eventually get supported on the HS17 is if 1) they decide never to introduce the LCC officially for some reason or 2) the HS17 is replaced by a newer model, and they only support it on that new model for some other reason.

    What would be the point of all their effort to add subchannels in all markets if they aren't going to support viewing them on their latest hardware?
     
  3. scottchez

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    They did add the OTA Tuner status line on the HS17 Hardware stats page so they be thinking of something.


    QUESTION: any one try an AM21 on a HS17 recently. I really am about to call and order, too good a deal to pass up. Getting an HS17 would save me from having to upgrade the Hard Drive size plus I get 2 more tuners as a bonus all for $100 more.

    I am tempted to buy an AM21 and try it out on my relatives HS17 system just in case.
    I know they push out updates about every other month looking at the CE forums.
     
  4. scottchez

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    GOOD NEWS
    I just called and ordered new service. HR54
    The Sale Rep knew all about the LCC.
    Sent me to the tech department and they knew about it also in great detail.
    Could not order me one though.
    So good news is everyone is getting trained on them so must still be coming some day.
     
  5. slice1900

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    It is encouraging that the CSRs have actually heard of the LCC, that puts it one step ahead of the AM21 already.
     
  6. RAD

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    Don’t bother getting an AM21 and try it on a HS17, it doesn’t work.
     
  7. codespy

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    I wouldn’t lump the CSR’s all into one basket. It was probably one out of, say 5000 CSR’s available at different call centers across the world. :)
     
  8. trh

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    I called several weeks ago. The two CSRs I talked to and the 2-3 supervisors they reportedly talked to all knew about the LCC. But what none of them knew was that it was only for test markets. They all tried to order it for me but the system wouldn't let them (you'd think a reason would pop-up on their screen -- "Only available in select test markets. Available nationwide 'soon'").

    They finally said 'go to your local AT&T store and they have them in stock.'

    So yes, more product awareness than the AM21, but still incomplete information.
     
  9. slice1900

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    It means they must be receiving some sort of training on it, because why would they know what it is otherwise. There are probably only a few thousand customers who have heard about it outside of those test markets, i.e. people who read this and other sites like it so it isn't because they are being overwhelmed with calls asking about it.
     
  10. scottchez

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    They did tell me that once a DMA TV Market is approved as their is a dispute you need to talk to Tech Support to get one. They verify you cant get the channel and walk you through the set up steps making sure you understand.
    IN other words no one can get one yet till a market is approved (typically due to a dispute and NBC CBS Fox is missing)
     
  11. JoeTheDragon

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    in chicago seeing 26-5 with no LCC and trying to go to it shows the LCC not detected error.
     
  12. slice1900

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    There have been a few other people reporting OTA stations showing up in their guide in similar circumstances. Perhaps some sort of screwup in their TMS_ID translation for the new subchannels, probably will be resolved in a few days.
     
  13. scottchez

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    Yet an other TOLCC guy. Tried to Order an LCC and failed guy :)

    When I signed up as a new customer retention said I could get a LCC to price match what Dish Network has. They sell them for $30 (same thing and same size black box on a USB, Two Tuners).

    The noted it in my account.
    Today Ordered one, they saw the note and said I was approved to get one and they ordered it.
    They could not get me an order number as they said sales has to place it but I did give them the part number.
    So could be an other TOLCC guy, tried but no luck. Maybe it will come maybe not, system did say I was Approved for a LCC.

    My AM21 is coming today also, one way or an other I will have OTA. I get lots of OTA channels from Two major TV markets as I am on the boarder line on the map.
    If they both come then I can do a compare and First Look report, will see if the LCC pulls in channels better.
     
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  14. codespy

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    Where is the AM21 coming from as you stated?
     
  15. P Smith

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    That would be a question for other thread : AM21. Right ?
     
  16. scottchez

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    AM21 are avl 3rd party only like those auction sites.

    Early test results.
    So far the old made in 2009 Directv AM21 pulls in channels as good as the newer dish version of their LCC usb ota tuner.
    Well worth the cost to have one right now for all those 30 free over the air locals
     
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    Update
    After a week of testing and testing pulling in channels from 50 miles away in the rain . . .
    I can say the Directv AM21 is just as good as the Dish network version of their LCC ota usb tuner
    They still say i have a new LCC on order, dont believe em as no channel disputes here
     
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  18. slice1900

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    The AM21 is "as good as" newer tuners if you don't have problem reception like multipath. Newer generations of tuners handle that much better, so if you are in a hilly area or have tall buildings in the area some channels may not come in at all on the AM21 but work fine with the LCC or Dish's version, both of which use much improved tuners. If the AM21 works for you, that's great, and you can't get a better picture than "digitally perfect" with a newer tuner.
     
  19. TGabriele

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    Has anyone tried the dish network adapter?
     
  20. scottchez

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    FYI
    For anyone wanting to test you must power the dish adapter into a powered usb hub first as directv boxes require the power cord on the LCC as there is not enough power to run it. The dish box included the extra power on the port
    I sold mine. Cant test anymore
     

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