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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sstv, Oct 27, 2018.
What equipment do you have?
By the way, LCC's work only with HR44's and HR54's.
Its possible after the Nexstar dispute they ran out?
That's possible. It is also possible since the LCC hasn't been as trouble free as it should be that they are switching suppliers to get one that's more reliable. Or dropping the whole thing as too much hassle.
Nah they haven't given up on the LCC as it was mentioned in a letter by AT&T to Washington as an option they will utilize if Sinclair stations go dark. I'm thinking after the Nexstar dispute their supply has greatly diminished so they are working on building it back up. From what I've heard from some friends at the call centers AT&T is only distributing them to the 12 undeserved markets where D* historically has never offered locals. So the current dispute markets (Northwest, Sinclair sidecars from May & June and Cowles Montana Media) are currently not eligible for LCC at the present moment.
Now if someone in one of those dispute markets can't pick up their locals with an outdoor antenna they the option of requesting DNS for the missing local (they can verify that by checking the FCC Map). If the account hasn't been converted to AT&T's billing system those customers can apply for DNS online here. If the account has been converted over to AT&T's system then you have to call in to request DNS.
According a friend that is in the Spokane, Washington DMA he actually applied for DNS for his Fox (Northwest) and NBC (Cowles) because he can't get either of them with an outdoor antenna and he eventually was approved for them. He used the online form since his account wasn't converted. He said Fox took a few days but NBC was within minutes. And yes he is being charged $2.50 per DNS.
I was in the same exact situation. Didn't have some locals, and calling about an LCC simply resulted in "Peggy" either trying to sign me up for distants or telling me DTV already broadcast my locals and I didn't need anything else to receive them. I bit the bullet and bought one off of ebay. Now not only can I watch locals, I`ll never get cut off again. As a very nice bonus, I`ll never have deal with "Peggy" about it either.
Define "work" . If you mean they deliver a picture and audio drop outs every 5 seconds, then yeah, they "work. Thanks, but I'll stick with good ol' reliable pizza box for now.
Good one. I gave up on the pie as well and went with an OTA DVR.
If it started stuttering I changed channels and came back and it was fine. Really came in handy during a storm. Only thing I could watch was through the LCC.
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I reconnected my LCC back to my HR44 and moved the AM21 to my HR24 with my extra antenna so this way all my TVs have some form of antenna connectivity. Since hooking up the LCC again I haven't noticed any issue with the OTA channels most of the time. Once in a blue moon the audio will studder but pressing pause then play fixes the issue.
Since I am using the antennas indoor this has a side effect the HR44 picks up all my locals great except my local PBS station. The HR24 picks up all my locals except the CBS station. Go figure rofl.
Those two statements don't agree with each other.
They don't. I was trying to say that I wasn't having a lot of the issues other were having. I'll edit the post.
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Sounds like you qualify for one. Mystery to me why they won't send you one, unless it's the rumored shortage.
It`s started again. Im trying to simply enjoy the game tonight and my local FOX station keeps scrolling an extra large scroll across the screen complaining about how terrible "Big Bad ATT" is with Uverse and Directv & about to "take" the channel off the air and "deny" me programming "I`m paying for". Buying that LCC on ebay has been a good investment. It even allowed me to add in the neighboring market and I was able to switch over to the other Fox station already in the Directv guide and watch the game minus the annoying scroll. I don't lose stations anymore, I don't miss any games, and I get both OTA markets in my guide - and- can record from them. A true win-win-win situation and I don't even have to deal with "Peggy" anymore as a bonus. It`s well worth the price buying it from a reseller if Directv wont give you one.
Can someone explain to me why would at&t use the resources to update/add to the OTA channel database, I.E. local sub channels. But not make available the product (LCC) that enables their customers to utilize the OTA channel database that just they just updated?
The whole LCC “strategy “ has been a real head scratcher to me. I thought the reason they were gonna roll this thing out was to allow customers save some money by opting out of the local network fee, which Dish does. But like some many ideas from AT&T it appears to be half baked with no strategy at all. Maybe the broadcasters insisted that AT&T not allow such an opt out as part of their carriage deal, who knows. My LCC works great, but many others have had problems. It’s kind of a joke.
Just guesses on my part (in no particular order):
1) It's given away no charge during outages to bolster AT&T's bargaining position.
2) There's a shortage of them.
3) They're waiting for the software to be 'improved' (would like to say 'perfected', but this is AT&T after all). It would be a CSR nightmare for them until then.
btw, there are rumors on another site that they are currently working on #3.
I didn't know that Dish are letting customers opt out of Sat locals. Good to know. A broadcaster carriage contract no opt out deal might be the reason. How would a person know for sure. A joke is a understatement.
I think they should release the LCC because it is a safety issue. When I need to see local weather my sat dish goes out due to rain fade. The TV signal goes out when I need it the most. With the LCC I wouldn't have the rain fade issue.
Drum Roll Please; What site may that Be??
I can only imagine the lawsuit if they stated that was one of the purposes and the thing failed during a storm.
Also - you can always connect your antenna directly to your TV and have it available for those emergencies.