Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sstv, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. SledgeHammer

    SledgeHammer Icon

    Dec 28, 2007
    I had to reboot my HR54 3 times before it even recognized the LCC. When I switched back to the AM21, I didn't have to reboot at all. The signal just came back. I'm not using the mouse pad antenna, but a legit one in the attic. There's definitely something wrong with the LCC itself.
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    That sounds like FedEx. :)

    I had an overnight package go missing. Eventually FedEx admitted that it got caught between machinery and mangled and the sender sent a replacement item. FedEx was supposed to deliver the mangled box back to the seller ... they sent it to me. It looks like they dropped it out of a plane. They probably did ... with the plane on the tarmac ... then they ran over it. At least, that is how the box looked. :D
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  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Yeah, the box mine came in was pretty banged up but the contents were intact.
  4. VARTV

    VARTV Godfather

    Dec 14, 2006
    I'm 28 miles away from our local towers and use an amp with a ChannelMaster 4228 in the attic. Whatever the meter means on the on-air signal meter page, it was noticeably better numbers thru my LCC than the AM21. A quicker response to channel changing too. Anyone notice the LCC gets quite warm?
  5. VARTV

    VARTV Godfather

    Dec 14, 2006
    I have to tell my wife when she puts on her soap (recorded with the LCC) to "tap tap" the play button and the video/audio goes away.
  6. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Yes - it's hot for sure.
  7. VARTV

    VARTV Godfather

    Dec 14, 2006
    I initially had it "crammed" behind the wood filing cabinet. Not knowing about the audio/video "glitch" in the LCC, I was swapping out for another one (sent out by mistake from DIRECTV). That's when I found out it was hot.
  8. GordonGekko

    GordonGekko Active Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    The mouse pad antenna gets as many stations as a paperclip, worthless if you live further than thirty miles from the stations.
  9. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Unfortunately the numbers on the two likely aren't comparable. I don't know what the LCC does, but some models of the AM21 have 85 as the top reading, others have 100. Even if the LCC uses the same scale, there's no way to know whether the threshold for the top reading is the same. So the only way to determine if there's a difference is the behavior with the same channels - where one can pick up channels that the other can't bring in stably or at all.

    Quicker response to channel changing does indicate a better tuner, at least in signal acquisition.
  10. captaink5217

    captaink5217 Legend

    Sep 20, 2011
    The Mohu curve 50 worked better than the winegard leaf they provided, I’m also going to try the channel master smartenna amplified indoor but to be honest the Mohu curve 50 already works great with the LCC.

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  11. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    Just wanted to address this: the LCC and its supplied antenna do pick up VHF channels.

    (I ordered one Tuesday and received it Thursday -- L.A. has a number of VHF channels that I'm getting with it.)
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  12. jamieh1

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    I’ve got 2 LCC I was sent mine prior to the NEXSTAR dispute. First one had the audio glitch. So I had them send me another but it has the audio glitch also. Went back to my AM21 and there is not skip.
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  13. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Let me repeat in case some have missed it. The audio glitches and video issues (i.e. dropped frames on fast sports) go back nearly 3 years with AM21's. It is not unique to LCC's.

    Press pause, play and you can watch TV comfortably with LCC and AM21.
    Change channels? Press pause, play again.

    It is a Genie issue.
  14. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    VHF HI, AM21 is slightly better on weak signals.
    Native VHF HI channels that are at best 50% watchable on LCC due to 50 mile range, are nearly 100% watchable on AM21. Genie signal strength will show 5-10 points higher on AM21 vs LCC (never at 85 or 100) on VHF HI low strength signals. T

    No VHF LOW OTA to test (glad they are gone here)
    UHF, no noticeable difference on distant marginal signals.
  15. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well......after more fiddling, a RBR, numerous channel scans and trying different zip codes in my area, I got my LCC to work. The only channel I can’t get with it is my local NBC channel. They broadcast on channel 12 and my rooftop antenna is UHF only, but strangely enough I can pick up channels 8 (PBS) and 10 (Fox). One of these days I’ll upgrade it to a VHF/UHF one, its too hot now.

    So if you’re having trouble with yours try doing what I did.

    Thanks again to Athlon646464, MysteryMan and the many others that posted in this thread for your help. :)
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  16. R0am3r

    R0am3r Legend

    Sep 20, 2008
    I was a big fan of the LCC until yesterday. My local Fox channel (WSYT - 68 in Syracuse) changed frequencies and has moved to UHF 14. The switch to a new channel and the update for the LCCs should have been easy for the Directv wizards. Unfortunately, when I tune to 68-1, it now tunes to my local NBC station (which is currently using UHF 24). I can't fathom why this would happen except they missed a digit (UHF 24 instead of UHF 14). To verify my sanity, I hooked up the antenna directly to the TV and scanned all of the Syracuse channels. Sure enough, WSYT is now transmitting on UHF 14. So yah, my LCC tunes to the wrong channel.
  17. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    Did you rerun you off air antenna set up when tbe frequency changed?
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  18. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    You need to rescan. This has nothing to do LCC.
  19. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    Can I mount the antenna that is provided with the LCC in the attic, or is it weatherproof and should I (can I) mount it outside? I’m about 36 miles west of Roxborough area where the Philadelphia market TV / Radio antenna farm is located.
  20. sstv

    sstv Legend

    Jul 30, 2006
    This antenna is for indoor use and I don't know how it would weather outside. How would you mount it outside? Attic would work. As close as you are to the transmitters, any window facing toward them should work OK for mounting. Use "Scotch tape"and hang it at the top of the window.

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