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Two houses and one account.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Brunotheboxer, Apr 27, 2007.

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  1. techntrek

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    Anyone know what they charge when they add DNS to your account? I have been seriously considering this for our camper, but if DNS is more than a couple of bucks I'll just live w/o ABC/CBS/NBC when we go camping...
     
  2. carl6

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    Not sure, it's something like a dollar or two per channel.

    Carl
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    Mine are $1.50 each.
     
  4. techntrek

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    Thanks. Interesting that it isn't a package deal - like $5 to get all the majors.
     
  5. BIONIC1

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    For D* service 1.50 per DNS 2.25 for 2 etc there are price breaks. Back when E* was allowed to offer distant locals they had a 5 dollar package deal.
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    The "two" @ 2.25 are the same network with east & west coast channels [2 SD & 1 HD].
    A second network is another 1.50 or 2.25, and so on....
     
  7. BIONIC1

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    No 2 for 2.25 can be two networks say ABC and FOX just 1 feed
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    Not on my bill. YMMV
     
  9. Smuuth

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    $9 a month for ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX east and west SD. HD DNS are not included.
     
  10. techntrek

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    Thanks for the info everyone. Since we rarely watch Fox, don't need the west coast feeds and only need SD for camping it sounds like it would be $4.50 for me. Something to think about...
     
  11. CobraGuy

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    As a former motorhome account holder, I can tell you there's a serious glitch with that account. It's true...I had to send in a copy of my vehicle registration every year. No problem. BUT! I could not order the NFL Sunday Ticket or any other sports package that involved blackouts. They don't want you to be able to pull into some city who has a game and isn't sold out...and watch the game. No way around that one.
     
  12. techntrek

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    Oooo, that's a nasty gotcha! Wouldn't affect me, but would be a deal-breaker for many I'm sure.
     
  13. sarfdawg

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    I may have missed the answer to this somewhere earlier, but work with me if you would...

    I started subscribing to DirecTV in 1999, right after the locals went live on the satellite. A buddy of mine signed up in 1998, and he initally got both the NY and LA feeds of every major network and NEVER lost them. In fact, he's got the locals, the NY, and the LA channels - still. Now, the NY and LA channels are in SD only. I take it that he is grandfathered in - is that right?

    So, if I have read everything correctly, there is no way that I could ever get any channels from NY or LA if I'm already getting the local channels? I don't care about the SD or HD part - there are a few shows that my locals don't carry (Jimmy Kimmel immediately comes to mind), and I would like to see them. Is there a fee that I can pay?

    Thanks!
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  14. veryoldschool

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    To get channels out of your area, you need to get your local station to approve a wavier. Then after the approval, you can pay for the DNS [distance network service] for each channel. If & when this happens you can get the east & west coast SD feeds & either the east or west coast HD feed [east & central, or west & mountain] depending on your time zone.
     
  15. sarfdawg

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    I've got a feeling the waiver ain't happenin', is it? I'm 30 miles outside of town...

    Thanks for the info nonetheless.
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    "it ain't easy"..as they want your eyes on their commercials & not the distant channel's.
     
  17. techntrek

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    Any way to get your name on the title of a camper or RV? The way I interpret the FCC rules, even a popup camper qualifies.
     
  18. shadough

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    With the new laws that were passed, no. You cant even apply for a waiver. No Directv custumer within a DMA is allowed to subscribe to a distant local. If you had DNS prior to that law going into affect, which I believe was around 2004, then you got to keep em. Prior to 2004 you were able to apply for waivers. i applied in '03 an was granted 2 of 4. Your only re-course is to A.) Buy an RV an file for the RV waiver which they have no choice but to grant you. or B.) Buy an old Dish network receiver, w/ a dish network dish (or if youve got an old Directv single lnb dish that you could aim @119) then you could file for waivers thru Allamericandirect.com. If your local channels grant the waiver, then you'll get those channels. You dont need to subscribe to dish network programming, just order the distant locals, if waiver approved.
     
  19. msjcpa

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    I bought a vacation home almost three years ago. I did a self install because there was already a dish on the roof. I called D to activate and setup a new account. I was told that I could put it on my main house account and only pay the mirroring fee. I have all of my receivers hooked up to phone lines. Is this going to be an issue for me in the future or am I going to get "grandfathered" in? Thanks.
     
  20. cnmsales

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    Didn't read through all the post but depending on how long you are there just call and move your service address to the second location. I have done this and the CSR stated they would rather you have two accounts and just suspend one when you go to the other but did the switch for me.
     
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