The AM22 was sold in Mexico I believe (or maybe Puerto Rico?) Directv started sending people AM22s once their stock of AM21s ran out. They are identical internally. The new thing is NOT an AM22 - that's still the big ugly pizza box just like the AM21. The P/N thing (there are AM21N/AM21P and for AM22 also) has to do with the power cord.More SCOOP! Been reading over on the other site. One who reportedly purchased one checked his order and has an AM21 coming. ????? So beng curious, I dug out my long worthless AM21n and lo and behold, it has my Big 4 plus, PBS, and several *-* ones. And, the Guide works too. I also read the new gizmo is an AM-22P. Maybe the "P" stands for petite. Other than my 21n being big and clunky, I don't need no stink'n paste on antenna and dongle. But, if is free, I'll take one.
The other site discussion is interesting:
AT&T To Launch Full DTV Using The Internet This Fall
I'm still using my AM 21, working well, i have 4.The AM22 was sold in Mexico I believe (or maybe Puerto Rico?) Directv started sending people AM22s once their stock of AM21s ran out. They are identical internally. The new thing is NOT an AM22 - that's still the big ugly pizza box just like the AM21. The P/N thing (there are AM21N/AM21P and for AM22 also) has to do with the power cord.
Directv started updating certain markets with all their subchannels - they started in LA, Dallas, Vegas and Salt Lake City (LA being Directv HQ and Dallas being AT&T HQ, these markets were likely where testing was done by employees) They did a handful of markets beyond those but haven't done any more in a month or so. Presumably the plan is to update them all, so this new 'LCC' will be better supported (and generate fewer complaints/questions to CSRs about missing channels) But that's just a guess based on what Directv started to do, who knows how quickly they'll finish or whether they'll lose interest halfway through.
Glad I sold my AM21s while they were still worth a lot!
Same as I found out ....As I posted earlier, a helpful CSR in tech support made some calls and said it is being rolled out to a pilot market in Las Vegas.
I've done extensive work with my AM21's. One on an HR24 and one on an HR44. Since the channel update (additions to the D* OTA database in May-July) my AM21's on both DVR's have obtained the added channels. So it seems to me the AM21 will do everything the new LCC will do. I just hope they update the database for ALL DMA's. In fact after the update to the database, a few channels were dropped and both my AM21's dropped the channels. So the AM21 will be as functional as the LCC from what I've experienced so far. So YES you will be able to tune channels if they are added to the database and you have an antenna that receives them.If the channel database is being updated, will that allow me to tune in several sub-channels in my area that aren't currently available?
And if so, will my AM21 get them?
As for making sure the software works, good luck with that!!
While no can say for sure until they get their hands on one of course.does the lcc require the database? or will it scan?
with the repack they will need alot of updates, scanning would be simpler
While I can't speak for what someone may have done in the past when the AM21s were plentiful and even given away by DIRECTV to subs. many times for free, especially during local channel blackouts due to contract disputes.
I would say it's a lot about aesthetics too ...And what good does that do? It's a box that sits on a shelf.