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Adding a Box in a different area

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by newguy4000, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. newguy4000

    newguy4000 New Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    Hi, I am moving from Minnesota to North Carolina and took one of my satellite boxes with me. It seems like every channel works fine except for the local channels. I wanted the local channels from Minnesota but they don't come in. Does anyone have any idea why these don't and/or how to fix them??
  2. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    Your local channels were fed to you via "spot" beams which only cover the area where you lived.

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  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
  4. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Once you officially change your service address, you will get the proper local channels for your new location. As others have noted, there are both technical and legal reasons why you can't get another city's local chanels.

  5. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    +1 and remember all rcvrs must be at the same address

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