Some good news I hope for all the OTA fans from DirecTV

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  1. slice1900

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    I would say there's probably zero chance of them making the AM21 work with the HS17. The AM21 is obsolete, you should count yourself lucky it still works with the HR44 & HR54. If it weren't for the LCC, they probably would have pulled OTA support when they introduced the new GUI.
     
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  2. AngryManMLS

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    It's more of wishful thinking on my part of the AM21 working with the HS17 than anything else. The odds of that happening are as likely as the 49ers chances of winning Super Bowl 53 right now are which is... well.... none.
     
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  3. codespy

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    Add the Packers to that list too.....:(
     
  4. AngryManMLS

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    And at this rate... the Patriots. :(
     
  5. VARTV

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    Just saw this post. I don't know what our local FOX station (WVBT/Virginia Beach) is doing but their OTA picture is very "noisy." On a whim, I decided to pull up the FOXSports app on Roku to view the same sports porgram... Was. Blown. Away. A MUCH better picture that was missing all the "noise" around the players and graphics. FOX has SB54. If our local station doesn't "fix" their PQ, I could be watching the game on the app...
     
  6. slice1900

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    I went on Zap2it yesterday for something unrelated and noticed my local Fox affiliate has added a THIRD SD subchannel. I had noticed the picture looked even worse than I remembered recently, I guess this is why.

    BTW, you can go to rabbitears.info and see the bit rates for the main and various subchannels. They are almost always variable, sometimes it shows the range other times a single figure which may be the average or may be the max, I'm not sure.

    It shows my Fox station's main channel is 10.35 Mbps. WVBT shows 6.15 to 12.8. Not sure why it is so low when you have only two subchannels, maybe they are making room to add more soon.
     
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  7. scottchez

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    The has to be someone in the Salt Lake or Vegas area with a LCC in use that can tell use more about quality.
    QUESTION 1- Anyone using it now that can report (not in a NDA)

    QUESTION 2- I think there used to be an uplink report somewhere that listed the OTA mappings for the tuners, any one have that so I can check it and watch for my city? Rumor has it a local channel dispute is coming soon for one of my channel.
     
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  9. DirectMan

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    This is the supermarket mailer that D* has sent in the Vegas area.
     

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  10. James Long

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    Interesting fine print ... they are charging $3 less for the "no local channels" versions of the packages then adding a $7 credit for the LCC.
    (The LCC offer in the mailer ends 12/31/18 for Las Vegas residents in eligible zip codes.)
     
  11. scottchez

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    My understanding from Executive retention is come Jan 1st there will be all new promotions and pricing.
    May not have free NFL package advertised but still offered if asked for AND it may also have the price increases factored in.
    They simply do not know yet as marketing does not tell them what is next.
     
  12. slice1900

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    Why would you think that? I think you greatly overestimate the number of people who frequent these forums. The number of regular posters is tiny compared to the number of customers, so the odds of any regular poster being from the two DMAs eligible for the LCC are pretty small. I'm sure there are some registered users who are, but most people only post when they have problems/questions, and that's it.

    In all the threads about the LCC, not once has anyone from either of those DMAs posted - not only do we not have anyone with an LCC who could report back, as far as I'm aware we don't have anyone who is even eligible to get one. Maybe the Directv forums on AT&T would have someone, that's likely to see more people since it would be the first destination for customers looking for online forum help.
     
  13. DirectMan

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    My friend who lives in Vegas gave me the mailer and asked me about it. He has downgraded to the Select plan and actually would be a good candidate for a streaming option as he doesn't watch sports. I explained the LCC system to him. He would be able to use the thin inside antenna D* provides with the dongle as he is only 5 miles from the broadcast antenna farm. He might call them in the next month to see if the LCC $10 off offer applies to existing customers.
     

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