Software Update with Over the Air

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  1. Jan 10, 2019 #21 of 100
    cmoss5

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    No, you do not lose your locals via DIRECTV, this is just actually backup for loss of signal due to weather or loss due to contract with local stations
    and just more or less replaces the AM21.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2019 #22 of 100
    cmoss5

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    The LCC works with the HR44 AND HR54 per directv article.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2019 #23 of 100
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    The article is out dated, it was written before the Summary screen updated to show if you have an OTA tuner.
    The thing we need to know now is can someone plug one in , and does it work?
    Other wise we all wait for them to update the article or support page what ever its called.
    I dont think they would have a developer spend time coding that screen in the other post if it was not coming, just dont know if the drivers are there yet as they dont tell the public what is in their release.

    I REALL NEED TO KNOW, about to sign up and I can go HR54 where we know it works but smaller hard drive and I really want a HR17,
    I must have OTA.
    Prices increases on Jan 19th and the promos all say they expire as I assume new customer pricing will go up then.

    If any one is testing the LCC can you please PM me some kind of hint or wink on the HS17, I promise not to say anything on if the LCC will soon work.
    I have tested before on NDAs, so I know you have to be careful.
    Member since 2003 so I know how to be quiet on news like this.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2019 #24 of 100
    trh

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    Did you see the advertisement attached to post #8 in this thread? Says you can save $10/mo by using the LCC and subscribing to a package with no locals.

    Just wondering if you HAVE to subscribe to no locals to get the LCC.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2019 #25 of 100
    dod1450

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    Just saw the program guide for OTA, DMA San Francisco Area. About 85% of the "regular schedule" message has been converted to the actual viewing video schedule. This happen sometime after 3 PM PST. I did observed some of my favorite OTA channels were not in my Custom setting. So I just put them back in.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2019 #26 of 100
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    Thanks for the notification ....

    I'd almost given up hope on this ever being resolved.

    Seems DIRECTV ("finally") fixed virtually all guide problems here in the LA market, where after initially including the proper program guide descriptions for many of the newest channels they recently added to the OTA database.

    Many of them suddenly lost the descriptions about a couple of weeks later and merely displayed continuous time blocks of "Regular Schedule" for over a month now.

    They're all back now except for one subchannel, "Justice Network" (KMEX 34-4) the guide info. did not return and still reads "Regular Schedule."

    Still got some other strange and annoying OTA guide errors, but glad to have the missing guide program descriptions back ...

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  7. Jan 10, 2019 #27 of 100
    dod1450

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    Justice Network took a while. It is in my guide here. Give it time.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2019 #28 of 100
    slice1900

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    Continuing to ask is not going to help. If you have to decide by Jan 19th and you must have OTA you have no choice but the HR54, because it supports OTA today with the AM21 and the HS17 does not support OTA. Even if the new screen indicates the LCC now works with HS17, you cannot get one and no one knows how many months it may be before you can. Even if you convince a CSR to tell you they've ordered one, you will end up with the order canceled, or get a power cord, because you do not live in one of the test markets.

    I don't know how many times we have to keep telling you this. If you are hoping someone who works for Directv will read this and take pity on you, this forum is not associated with Directv and they don't monitor it. Your pleas will go unheard.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2019 #29 of 100
    scottchez

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    Thank you for everyones help, I got my answer from others and a PM
    I decided to wait it out and pay the price increase like everyone else.
    Was just trying to save money on price increases.
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2019 #30 of 100
    jimmie57

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    Do you live in 1 of the 2 test markets previously listed in a post earlier in this thread ?
    If the answer is NO, you can not get it.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2019 #31 of 100
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    Just to note;

    He wasn't trying to aquire the LCC adapter early, but was seeking confirmation that the LCC would work with the HS-17 (Genie 2) as the recent FW update to the HS-17 now suggest as a new OTA category entry under the system info. screen.

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  12. Jan 11, 2019 #32 of 100
    jimmie57

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    I seriously doubt that it will work until his area is eligible for it and it will probably have to be activated and thus changing his programming package.
    It does appear that it will work with the HS17 since the software is set up for it now. I would think it would be a huge error to put the software in and the HS17 not be able to handle it.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2019 #33 of 100
    Rich

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    After suffering thru yet another wacky GUI I would not be surprised if they did that.

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  14. Jan 11, 2019 #34 of 100
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    Why do you think it would have to be 'activated'? The AM21 never required that. If you want a discount for dropping your satellite locals and using OTA instead, then yeah obviously that would require Directv making changes to your packages. But if you want to use the LCC to get access to additional OTA channels, or as a backup for rain fade or something, I'm willing to bet it will be plug and play like the AM21.

    We just have to wait for it to come out, which IMHO isn't likely to happen until the updates to the OTA database (~ 1/3 done so far) are complete.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2019 #35 of 100
    jimmie57

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    If they are changing how they bill you because you have one, they certainly must have control of who pays for locals and who does not.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2019 #36 of 100
    slice1900

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    What I'm saying is that you won't HAVE to drop locals when you use the LCC. It sounds like that will be an option, but they aren't going to require it because some people can't pick up all their locals OTA but might want the LCC to get subchannels from the ones they do.

    If you plug it in without talking to them, you get the OTA locals added to the guide and pay the same amount. No activation required, just like the AM21 today.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2019 #37 of 100
    Rich

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    Do you pay a monthly fee for an AM21?

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  18. Jan 11, 2019 #38 of 100
    slice1900

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    No, it was purchased outright (owned) for $50 and no fees. I would guess the LCC would be the same story, but we won't know until it arrives.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2019 #39 of 100
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    I was so close yet so far away from getting an LCC today. I went to the DirecTV chat and the rep said I would get the LCC for free in 3-5 business days he just needed to confirm my mailing address. Several minutes later he said he was having some slight issues and gave me a number to call along with pin number. However on the phone call I was shot down because I was not eligible to get the LCC. The phone rep couldn't elaborate any further on why I wasn't however but recommended that I should "go to Walmart and get one there." I'm like "Walmart doesn't sell the LCC." She just goes "but they sell TV antennas which is the same thing." I felt pretty insulted by this to be honest and wished at that point to have asked for her manager but instead ended the phone call.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2019 #40 of 100
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    I'm shocked. Didn't think D* would miss a chance to charge monthly for that.

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