LCC

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  1. Jul 4, 2019 #501 of 976
    Athlon646464

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    Video can be a bit choppy for me with my AM-21 connected to my HR54 as well. Audio seems okay. All is good when watching a recorded program or pausing and restarting live, however.
     
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    I had previously scheduled an install today for an HR54 from an old setup I had. I turn on the TV, and NBC and FOX are off. I just ordered a LCC and hope I don't run into any problems.
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2019 #503 of 976
    Athlon646464

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  4. Jul 4, 2019 #504 of 976
    glrush

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    I called in to and said "speak with agent" and when the prompt said about what I said "local channel connector". Spoke with a very sharp CSR who got me a LCC in one day. As mentioned, they will ask you to check your signal strength at this website signalstrength.directv.com so be prepared for that or check it before you ask.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2019 #505 of 976
    armj1978

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    When I lost Fox and the CW, I got a regular representative initially. They knew what I needed and confirmed that I could have one but then stated they could not order it. They transferred me to tech support and they ordered the LCC for me. So I believe it is only tech support and retention that can order them.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2019 #506 of 976
    armj1978

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    Okay, here is some 4th of July chip porn for you...
    20190704_151216.jpg

    On a side note, I did snag 0xbbd last night for my HR24 to see if the LCC would work on it with that firmware. The LCC still does not work with my HR24, even with the latest firmware.
     
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  7. Jul 4, 2019 #507 of 976
    slice1900

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    I'm guessing the tuner chip is probably under that shield. Any chance of removing it so we can see what they're using?

    The chip in the upper left is the USB interface. Not sure what the two middle chips are.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2019 #508 of 976
    armj1978

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    Shield removed
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  9. Jul 5, 2019 #509 of 976
    slice1900

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    The chip in the middle right marked RFHIC AD211 is an amplifier and two way splitter (front end stage) so I guess it must have two separate signal paths. The two pairs of chips to its left seem too small to be anything digital (and I can't make out their markings)

    I don't recognize the logo on the two larger ones in the middle. Maxim makes ADCs with part numbers ending in 1237, maybe these are some Chinese clone? Since this tuner doesn't interpret the ATSC signal at all, it simply needs to digitize it and pass the data through USB.

    So if you have the front end handling the amplification and splitting, and the two ADCs as the backend, the middle section would be for baseband downconversion and filtering to the 6 MHz channel width.

    Not sure how common this sort of 'building block' design is versus using more integrated tuner chips. I guess it must be cheaper building it like this when you have only two tuners.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2019 #510 of 976
    Whammer1249

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    DirecTV wound up i n a dispute with our local channels, and has offed us an antennae and LCC. Would using that in any way jeopardize my being grandfathered with the distant networks?
     
  11. Jul 5, 2019 #511 of 976
    techguy88

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    If they order an LCC its just like them ordering a new piece of equipment or a new remote it won't make any programming changes. You should be able to keep the DNS stations you already have.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2019 #512 of 976
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    My LCC had a hicup. I went to a local channel, 11.1 in this case,and the top banner would show up but the screen was blank. Channel up or down would bring up a working channel but 11.1 was a bummer. I checked my favorites and 11.1 was checked. I changed inputs on the TV to TV, which is my std. outdoor ant and 11.1 is fine. did a local scan and still no 11.1. I RBR the system and 11.1 came back.
    I called DTV to see if this is a common error and after the usual interrogation they sent me another LCC which is setting in the corner unopened. Now I got two LCC'S and the problem has not returned so I guess I have two workin LCC's.
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  13. Jul 5, 2019 #513 of 976
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    By error, I too, will have two LCCs...
     
  14. Jul 5, 2019 #514 of 976
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    Is it the HR24 doesn't "see" a tuner is connected? Would love to see this work...
     
  15. Jul 5, 2019 #515 of 976
    scottchez

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    New Dispute according to NorthPine News.
    This means everyone in these markets can now order the LCC and get it for free.
    Could be more markets not listed.

    • Bismarck-Minot: KXMB-CBS and KXMA-CW
    • Davenport: WHBF-CBS and KGCW-CW
    • Des Moines: WOI-ABC and KCWI-CW
    • Green Bay: WFRV-CBS
    • La Crosse: WLAX-FOX
    • Marquette: WJMN-CBS
    • Rapid City: KCLO-CBS
    • Sioux City: KCAU-ABC
    • Sioux Falls: KELO-CBS
     
  16. Jul 5, 2019 #516 of 976
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    These are Nexstar stations, I believe...
     
  17. Jul 5, 2019 #517 of 976
    dod1450

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    Because the current problem with Nextar. I am finally receiving one LCC for the San Francisco area.

    Qty Description

    1 Local Channel Connector with Antenna (Customer Owned) $0.00
     
  18. Jul 5, 2019 #518 of 976
    armj1978

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    No, I have ABC, NBC and CBS with the west coast feeds grandfathered. They only base it in what is going on currently with your locals. It is funny though, FOX and the CW were the two that contested the distant claim back in the day, so I do not have those, only the big three. And those are the two that are in a dispute right now. They send you the LCC and list it as customer owned, so it is not even recorded on your account that you have it except in the order history.
     
  19. Jul 5, 2019 #519 of 976
    armj1978

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    I initially tried it by plugging it in and running initial setup. When it downloaded the guide info it went back to the antenna setup screen and edit off-air channels was still dark. So then I actually hooked the antenna into it and restarted the 24. When it came back up, i re-ran initial setup and again back to the antenna setup screen and edit off-air channels was still dark. So it does not even recognize it. I know that ATT hinted a while back that they were going to start working on the HR20-HR24 firmware again, but there have been only two new releases since the survey to determine interest in testing. So maybe they will add it at some point, but I won't hold my breath.
     
  20. Jul 5, 2019 #520 of 976
    armj1978

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    Have these networks been turned off? When they started with the warnings, but the channels were still on, I called and always got a hard no. One retention rep even directly said "Call back when the channels get pulled and we'll get you one the next day." That was the trigger, they day they were pulled, I called and got one with a five minute call. And they sent it out standard overnight.
     

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