Software Update with Over the Air

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  1. Jan 9, 2019 #1 of 79
    LarryW

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    I have not seen any reference to the update to my Genie 2 that I received yesterday. I find it interesting because it contains an IMG_0933.jpg Over-The-Air (OTA) Antenna section
     
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    slice1900

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    Directv is testing an "LCC" (local channel connector) in a couple markets that will allow integration with an antenna. Similar to the old AM21 they used to offer, but much smaller.

    The LCC documents explicitly say it isn't compatible with the HS17, but now that they've added this screen it seems likely that is no longer the case.

    No idea when it will be officially released, it is probably at least a few months away if not longer.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2019 #3 of 79
    HoTat2

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    Yes that's been known for some time now, and is thought to be in preparation for the release of the new "LCC" OTA dongle on the Genie 2. As the Genie 2 still is not compatible with the old AM21.

    The problem is no one that has the LCC and a Genie 2 has posted to confirm this.

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  4. Jan 9, 2019 #4 of 79
    scottchez

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    Las Vegas and Salt Lake were in the Public pilot test with price sheets handed out at stores to save $10 a month if you bring your own Locals via the LCC
    BUT
    No one has posted anything here that they tried it.
    Hoping someone can post and hoping they also have a Genie 2 and it now works (Genie 2 is the latest model HS17 so I would think they would make it work someday).

    I also see they have been adding guide data for all Locals and I do mean all Full Power which is a lot of sub channels for some markets.
    They are not done yet, best guess is maybe 60%
    Omaha and Lincoln Ne DMAs are still not done yet.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2019 #5 of 79
    danny baker

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    just got off chat with dtv , they gave me a case # and told me to go to my local ATT store and pick up my LLC. I have the hs17/100. i live in Tennessee, as soon as i get it i will post back.
     
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    I hate to break this to you.....They told me the same thing a couple months ago, you better call first. lol
     
  7. Jan 9, 2019 #7 of 79
    danny baker

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    it will much more fun going to the store .
     
  8. Jan 9, 2019 #8 of 79
    scottchez

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    ** ATTACHED PROOF THIS IS REAL and in Full production for Customers now **
    BUT
    Only in some Markets.
    It all depends on what the ordering system has flagged as approved for the DMA.
    Best we can tell Salt Lake and Vegas are Live, not sure about others.

    Using the I am Edgecutter uplink chart (other site) for OTA you can get a fell for what Cities (DMAs) have full OTA guide data added recently but you are still just guessing if that City is live.
    I was really hoping for a press release from CES on this from the AT&T 5G side of the business but guess not.

    More info to come I am sure. Please post what you know if you can (Assuming some are on a solid NDA out there).
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  9. Jan 9, 2019 #9 of 79
    dod1450

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    I am using an AM-21 that is attach to my HR 54 . No problems.
     
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    And San Francisco.
     
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    Things to read while we wait for the Official Press Release. Maybe they are doing a slow release City by City with no announcement so they can train all the CSRs.
    I know its not avl in Omaha or Lincoln Ne yet, they dont even have the OTA guide data updated yet.

    Official Support Page
    Local Channel Connector

    Setup Page on ATT
    https://www.att.com/esupport/articl...8/faq/how-do-i-set-up-local-channel-connector

    What is it page
    https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/directv/KM1268158/faq/what-is-local-channel-connector

    Official Support Forum
    DTV local channel connector
     
  12. trh

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    So I guess I missed something. If you get the LCC, you lose your locals via DIRECTV? Can you get the LCC w/o turning off your locals?

    The reason I'm asking is that I have one local via DIRECTV that I can't get via a roof-top antenna. So I would lose that channel with an LCC.
     
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    Spread Sheet to check for your OTA updates. It seems to update once a week or so on most Wednesdays.
    The guys that run this site and gather the data are amazing, so much detail and on time attention, big thank you.
    It in the first post and it update a lot (check the date on the first post).

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    NO one knows the answer yet, not released to the public. Targeting new customers only right now in some cities.
    Best guess is limited supply for now, at some point you can order it for ~$50 (guess) AND keep locals via SAT so you still get ON Demand and remote view.

     
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    FYI from Cnet report no one is showing off 5g technology. That may happen in a few months when the telephone companies have their conferences.
     
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    You don’t have a Genie 2
     
  17. dod1450

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    OH, what would be the advantage to have a Genie 2?
     
  18. dod1450

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    Wanted to show my HR 54 info. P1000645.JPG
     
  19. trh

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    Varies.

    But the issue has been the AM21 doesn't/ won't work with the Genie 2. And while the DIRECTV website says the LCC doesn't work with the Genie 2, it appears the latest update will allow the LCC to work on the Genie 2.
     
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    That's a subject in itself, and you'll have to judge whether the Genie 2 really has advantages over the current Genie in your situation.

    If you don't mind reading through the numerous threads on the topic, then just do a YT search on it.

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