Software Update with Over the Air

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by LarryW, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. scottchez

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    Some are trying to make (HACK) the LCC or some generic from haupauge work if they get the Device ID and Model (may have to update the firmware with the new new model info assuming Directv made there own device code like Dish did).

    One person here said if you search to type a Known OTA channel on a Genie 2, it will say you need a LCC, at least that is who I read it.
    Can someone try it on their HS17?
    Here is the post maybe I am reading it wrong, if true then the code must be all there.
    Here is the URL

    2019 Local Channel Connector

    Must be getting closer, maybe months away now?
    Ideas?
     
  2. P Smith

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    you mean USB VID_XXXX & PID_YYYY eg VendorID and ProductID
     
  3. palmgrower

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    I attempted to order one, was told unavailable in my area, South Florida
     
  4. dod1450

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    Does anyone know if this so call LCC will be handling ATSC 3.0?
     
  5. P Smith

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    absolutely not
     
  6. slice1900

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    There are zero ATSC 3.0 stations and chips that implement it are just coming out. That would raise the manufacturing cost unnecessarily. Assuming the LCC is a "success" (by whatever metrics AT&T will consider it a success) there's probably a good chance an ATSC 3.0 version will follow eventually.

    If locals ever start broadcasting 4K, that's the only way you'll get them on Directv. They will never deliver 4K locals via satellite, they don't have anywhere near the spotbeam bandwidth that would require.
     
  7. OnTheRidge

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    I've had an AM21 for several years (on an HR34), and it solves a problem where our assigned DMA (NYC) isn't the market we are interested in as CT residents. In the AM21 setup, I used a zip code from a nearby town in the Hartford DMA, so we get our actual locals, rather than the ones the FCC wants us to have. Hoping we'll still be able to do so with the LCC once it's out. If we leave a tuner tuned to an OTA channel (usually NBC30), the HR34 will start to act up after a while; switching to that channel and then tuning to a Satellite channel clears it up. Hoping we might see a solution to that at some point.
     
  8. OnTheRidge

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    I'll echo that every tech that's been here has never seen the AM21 before, the last one (several years ago), didn't seem to get the concept when I explained it to him.
     
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  9. codespy

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    FYI- Scanning appears to be back for the HR24's also. I just reset OTA settings and only entered only primary zip code. Then the Guide populated all my Milwaukee DMA OTA's, and all Madison channels that I am in range of. I'll do another scan around 10PM tonight, I usually get Rockford's channels too.
     
  10. KyL416

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    It's not back on the HR24s, it's just that it retains the previous zip codes you entered even after you reset OTA settings.

    There's a seperate process to fully clear it, someone else can confirm it, but I think it involves rebooting your receiver twice or running a CLEARMYBOX to completely flush the guide data after you reset OTA settings.

    Since Minneapolis and Milwaukee already got the expansion Hx2xs can now get the additional subchannels for those markets that have TMS_IDs higher than 65535. In a market that didn't get the expansion yet, like here in NEPA, on Hx2xs the subchannels from WYOU and WBRE are missing entirely, while on Genies instead of being listed as WYOUDTx and WBREDTx they would appear with their PSIP label of "Escape", "Bounce", "Cozi", "Laff", "Grit" and "Justice" with nothing but "Regular Schedule"
     
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  11. codespy

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    Yep- you're right. I just installed a 500G SS drive into a newly activated used but owned HR24, and did the scan only with primary. Only my Milwaukee DMA showed up.

    Madison, WI also got the expansion, as I see 15-3 and 15-4 (their weather channel) is now in my guide. Weather channel was missing for a couple years when they moved it from 15-2 to 15-4, as only the -1 and -2 channels were available before the expansion.

    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2019 #112 of 136
    danny baker

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    sorry about the delay, after almost a month 3 truck rolls, 6 different csr, no llc. each truck come to my house without the LLC, told me it would not work with HS-17, showed them the screen shot of the ota, each one stood and looked at it call their supervisor, and guess what no help. i have 3 different work orders that states LLC would be delivered and installed.. each time I call back csr states it was a mistake to had made an work order. what a sled load of crap.. they will not even sell me one at full price. system will not let the order it... stay tuned I have not gave up. the main problem is you can not talk to someone that is in charge.. Poor service. I have been with them for 21 years.. but on the good side i did get a $45.00 month discount
     
  13. Feb 7, 2019 #113 of 136
    KyL416

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    Check the other LCC thread, someone in one of the pilot markets got one, tried connecting it to the HS17, it didn't work. (And yes, they had the latest national firmware that listed over the air information)

    Also as has been stated countless times, the LCC is NOT available nationwide yet. Your location Tennessee is not in any markets that are eligible. Basically right now it's just Vegas, Salt Lake City and a few additional markets where one of their locals are now under a dispute like Sioux Falls, SD who lost their Fox affiliate at the beginning of the year.
     
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  14. Feb 7, 2019 #114 of 136
    slice1900

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    You can't say it is "poor service" when you are trying to game the system to get an accessory that is not released for where you live NOR listed anywhere as supported on the hardware you have!!

    That's like saying Ford sucks because they won't let you order a Hemi for your Fiesta.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2019 #115 of 136
    danny baker

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    first of all i was not trying to game the system. when i talked to the tech support everyone of them told me that the LCC was on order and they would wave the cost of it.. you tell me if that is not poor service. again reread the thread, they sent 3 different dtv service trucks out to my house, had to take off work 3 different times... i guess if you tell someone that you will sell or give them a product and you don't that must be gaming the system.
     
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    James Long

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    The mistake is any CSR claiming that you will be receiving an LCC outside of the markets where it is available.
     
  17. KSbugeater

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    I searched the site for OTA scan and it brought me here. A couple of local OTAs (Kansas City) changed their frequencies. Can I get my HR20 (you read that right, it's still running over 10 years later) to scan for the new frequencies, or do I need to find a zip that has those channels and enter that to "trick" the HR into checking them?
     
  18. P Smith

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    why you asking BEFORE try the scan ? it was posted - only latest DVR models got new FW with reestablished scan … but who knows, perhaps some hidden scripts did sneak into your DVR without new version of FW
     
  19. KSbugeater

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    I did redo initial setup, but the channels in question aren't working. Just wondered if the scan is coming back or if I need to do something different (or workaround)
     
  20. P Smith

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    well... you gave the answer - old DVR what running on "ancient" versions doesn't support real scan
    solution is update to that DVR what is capable, not sure if HR24 can do it now, but HR34 and up should do
     

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