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  1. studechip

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  2. bossfan50

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    Yes it will. The provided Winegard antenna has a coax connection that screws into a powered splitter. One part of the splitter is a USB connection to the back of the DVR. Just screw in the coax of your outside antenna into the powered splitter and you should be good to go.
     
  3. captaink5217

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    Weird problem, with the ota channels the genie 54 gets constant sound drops but none of the minis have that problem, you would think the main genie where the LCC is actually at would be the strong point


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  4. Athlon646464

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    You may find that briefly pausing and then restarting your show may fix that (so you are watching it at least a few seconds behind 'live'). Watching something you record OTA will likely not exhibit that behavior either. It seems that watching 'live' causes that audio issue for some.
     
  5. SledgeHammer

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    Hmm... my LCC came on Tuesday and I like the much smaller foot print... but seems pretty buggy based on posts. Might just keep my AM21 hooked up.
     
  6. SledgeHammer

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    I went ahead and hooked up my LCC. Ugh... what a piece of junk. Constant audio drop outs. I'm putting back my AM21.
     
  7. SledgeHammer

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    Called up tech support about the audio drop outs, she had me try a bunch of stuff then said I should move my antenna. I told her its a big antenna in the attic and I can't move it. Plus it worked just fine with the AM21. Also pointed out people in the forums are also complaining about the drop outs. She just hung up at that point lol... I was being polite. Oh well. Back to the good old AM21. I hooked it back up and what do you know? It works just fine with the antenna. :rolleyes:.
     
  8. slice1900

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    Well the people who are wondering why they haven't released it yet, I guess there is your answer. Seems they still have a bug or two to fix.
     
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  9. I WANT MORE

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    How are these being shipped?
    UPS, USPS, FedEx?
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    I received my LCC via FedEx.
     
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  11. Athlon646464

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  12. Athlon646464

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    Getting the exact same error (3) on a few recordings here as well. I'm wondering if it's the old guide data bug creeping into the OTA guide data?
     
  13. poppo

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    Sorry if this has been asked already, but this is a long thread to go through. I have an LCC because I lost CW (I'm in Texas) and it works fine. I have a friend in Chicago who lost CBS. She got a LCC and I was walking her through setting it up over the phone. All went well except the OTA CBS 2-1 just gives her the DirecTV logo and nothing else. And it is not a signal strength issue because if she goes to another OTA channel and disconnects the antenna, she gets the expected message that says the signal is low and the antenna may need to be relocated. Any ideas why she is getting just a static logo? Could it be because CBS there is still on a VHF frequency? Not sure if the LCC handles both UHF and VHF
     
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  14. Athlon646464

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    Not sure - but she may have two 2-1 channels in her guide. Ask her to check both of them. If she does, one of them is an informational channel there for the current dispute.
     
  15. ziggy29

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    Hmm. I've noticed dropouts in the audio as well, I just chalked it up to a marginal signal. Does anyone who has used both the LCC and AM21 see a different in signal strength or ability to pick up some stations with one and not the other? Wondering about the strength of the tuners in the LCC.
     
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  16. poppo

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    Nope. Only one 2-1. The x-1 is almost always the main channel. She has some other channels that have some sub channels, but not for 2. Additionally, under edit OTA channels 2-1 is not even listed even though it is displaying in the guide. We have re-run the setup a few times. The only thing that is different about CBS is it is on a VHF frequency.

    EDIT. I think I know what the problem may be. CBS is also on UHF (virtual channel 48.3) but the LCC setup does not list any OTA 48-x channels. So it may be an issue with the directv OTA database. Hopefully when people in the Chicago area who lost CBS start getting the LCCs and complaining, they will fix it.

    If anyone in the Chicago area has the LCC working for CBS, please post how you got it to work.
     
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  17. dod1450

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    This may answer your question, click on the OTA tab, Transponder Maps: Domestic, Mexico, Latin ~ Data 7/24/2019
     
  18. perrycur2680

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    My observations thus far....

    I have both the LCC and AM21 that I have been using on my HR54 since we lost our NBC in the Nexstar blackout. I've noticed on most of my channels the AM21 shows a stronger signal than the LCC does but both pick up the same number of channels for me. The LCC also seems to have a lot of signal variance between its tuners whereas the AM21 does not exhibit this (there is some variance but it is much smaller). It also seems that the LCC has a lot more video and audio issues than the AM21, although they both seem to suffer from it to some extent. When I was watching a recording via the LCC last night from our NBC station I kept having to hit pause after I fast forwarded through the commercials...it was like the audio wasn't syncing up for 5-10 seconds (it was just silence) and the video was choppy/stuttering. It was quite annoying.

    I've also noticed the LCC runs HOT...like really hot. I haven't measured the temp with a laser thermometer or anything but it is very hot to the touch. I assume it is due to the power inserter and some of the heat being conducted through the coax connector but it is a bit disconcerting...I'm wondering how the longevity on these will be. I guess if it dies they will probably send out a new one but for now I've gone back to the ol' trusty AM21.
     
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  19. poppo

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    I have no idea what any of that means. It shows CBS as 2.1 (VHF) which is what shows in the guide, but does NOT show under "edit OTA channels" And according to this, it should ALSO be on 48.3 (UHF) but that is not in the channel list.

    "In February 2017, in a channel sharing partnership reached to address channel 2's ever-persistent reception problems in the market, Weigel and CBS Television Stations announced that WBBM-TV and its Decades subchannel would respectively be simulcast on digital subchannels 48.3 and 48.4 of Weigel-owned independent station WMEU-CD indefinitely."
    WBBM-TV - Wikipedia

    The bottom line it the LCC is showing 2.1, but all that displays is the DirectV logo. And 2.1 for whatever reason is not even listed in the edit OTA channels list. If the LCC can not handle VHF frequencies, I could see why it will think it is a valid channel, but not be able to use it. And if DirecTV is not acknowledging 48.3 is also CBS, then it's not going to work.

    But surely someone else in the Chicago area either has the same issue or has it working.
     
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  20. slice1900

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    What I'd like to see is someone who has an antenna with a separate amplifier (not one with an amplifier built in, 99% of those are crap) that is needed (i.e. they are at least 40 miles away from the towers) sees better results with the AM21 or TV's built in tuner than the LCC.

    The audio dropouts is one potential problem, but has NOTHING to do with the signal reception of the LCC if the video isn't dropping out at the same time. That pretty much has to be a software problem on the receiver, and not an issue with the LCC itself or the antenna. Either a problem in the way the audio is being decoded in the LCC driver, or in the audio pathway from the driver through the rest of the receiver's software stack.

    The other potential problem are people who say they can pick up some channels with their TV's built in tuner or an AM21 but not the LCC. If after rebooting/resetting/etc. that remains the case, and a replacement LCC doesn't fix it, then that almost certainly is a signal reception problem. A signal can be too strong (if you can see the towers from your house this may be an issue) or too weak. An amplifier will 'fix' the noise in the signal (I don't mean correct, I mean set the level of noise to a constant so it can't be made worse by a low quality tuner) so that type of setup would be a good way to help determine where the problem lies.
     

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