LCC

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

  1. techguy88

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    So I just got the amplifier in and it did help to stabilize the signals coming from the NBC and CBS stations. My goal was to get the CBS station at minimal at 60% strength to prevent pixelation. The moment the LCC hits 50% or lower is when the pixelation starts.

    The PBS station is a lost cause until the repack for indoor reception according to RabbitEars. Although I did experiment with moving the ClearStream antenna around and found an unusual spot in my living room that got a really good signal with the amplifier when it comes to my CBS station. :D

    I also did a LCC vs AM21N test and surprisingly the AM21N beats out the LCC when locking onto signals. o_O While I like the seamless transition of the LCC when going from a satellite delivered channel to an OTA channel I may keep the AM21N hooked up for now since it it holding on to the signals better.

    I'm also shocked the AM21N also has a way less variable gap with with the NBC, CBS, ION and CW stations despite them both being connected to the same exact antenna with the same amplifier in the same location. CBS is surprising me the most as the AM21N has never went below 81%!

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    Oh that's a good idea may have to look into that. Although I did happen to notice a small area where I could put a pole mount and get a clear LOS to the towers where NBC, CW, CBS, PBS (and soon to be ION after the repack) are located. Apparently it doesn't matter where I point this antenna the Sinclair O&O (ABC) and its sidecar (Fox) will come in rain or shine despite being 30 miles away ROFL.
     
  2. mrro82

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    I'm not sure if I'm late to this info but I live in a suburb about 30 minutes from downtown Memphis. If I use my home zip code I don't receive all the locals with the LCC. If I use my works zip code which is downtown I receive just about all of them. Both areas receive the same locals so is this just a database error on DirecTVs part?
    According to their website I should receive them all with my home zip code.

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  3. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

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    How many scans have you done?

    I'm going to guess that it just looks like a different zip code in the same market gives you a different set of stations. Most of us with LCC's get a different set of stations every time we do a scan. Each time it picks up what the antenna is delivering, however, because the LCC is wonky, it locks in more stations some times and fewer stations at other times.

    I think it's just a co-incidence making you think it's the zip code.
     
  4. mrro82

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    I've done 2. One with my zip and one with works. The guide is messed up for sure but I'm ok with it to get through this Nexstar dispute. Thanks for the reply. Good info to know for the future.

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  5. scottchez

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    See my "TIPs" post here in the long thread on why this happens. It how they wrote the software.
    There are Two different types of signal levels, one detection during scan and one for actually watching. You may need a splitter.

     
  6. 24Flames

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    So when you hooked up your amplifier and used the LLC, did the LCC (or cable connector fitting to the LCC) become hot or noticeably warmer versus when you used no amplifier?
     
  7. techguy88

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    The LCC and its connector did become warmer with the Antennas Direct amplifier but it felt as hot as an Amazon Fire Stick after 3 hours of use and the connector was very warm but not burning hot.
     
  8. cypherx

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    The LCC is weird. I did another channel scan at the request of one of our local stations chief engineers. The LCC added some duplicate channels to the guide with slightly different names but “regular schedule” for the guide data. Both the original and the new duplicates entries play the same channel.

    I go into edit OTA channels to uncheck the duplicates, and they aren’t listed there at all. I guess I will just ensure they aren’t checks in my favorites list.

    Another gripe is if you go to check levels or do a scan it warns you that it’s an disruptive process and will interrupt recordings. In fact if you do this on a client and a genie is on, it prompts a message on the main genie asking if it’s ok to run the scan. The issue I have is this scan should only be occupying the OTA tuner. There should be NO disruption whatsoever for any of the existing satellite tuners.

    I just think the software has a lot of bugs to work out yet.
     
  9. Athlon646464

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  10. bt-rtp

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    You can also just hit pause for a second then hit play to fix the skips.
     
  11. cypherx

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    AT&T should just build that into the software for now since it’s an easy fix until they can determine the root cause. When you tune in, show black screen for 1.5 seconds extra while behind that screen it does exactly that.
     
  12. mrro82

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    Guess I'm lucky. I haven't had this happen to me.

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  13. makaiguy

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    I had this when I first installed the LCC and scanned. But after I repositioned the antenna, reset the off-air data, and rescanned, I haven't seen it since.
     
  14. P Smith

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    Perhaps it's _flash_ screen telling developers to watch debug log closely this time while customers distracted by the screen ;)
     
  15. machavez00

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    Too lazy to read through 45 pages. Is everyone using the supplied Winegard antenna, and has anyone tried the LLC with an outdoor antenna.
     
  16. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yes. No and yes.
     
  17. P Smith

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    :D
     
  18. sstv

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    I use a outdoor antenna, no problems. The winegard is a good antenna if you are within 35 miles of the transmitting towers and have a good line of sight.
    SSTV
     
  19. machavez00

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    It’s 12 miles “as the crow flies” to the antenna farm on South Mountain. There are a few trees but that’s it. There is a set low power stations on the Gila River reservation that might be receivable with an outdoor antenna.
     
  20. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Go here and use your exact address (not just your zip code):

    RabbitEars.Info

    If the stations you want are listed as 'Good', you'll likely be okay with that mousepad antenna mounted in a window facing that antenna farm. If you don't have a window facing the antenna farm, then ymmv.
     

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