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WNBC available in the LA area

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by elaclair, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. Jun 7, 2007 #1 of 20
    elaclair

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    Has anyone checked this out? I got an automated call from D* last night indicating that for $5.99/month I can get the East Coast NBC feed. What happened to the distant feed restrictions?

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    What exactly did the call say? Just NBC is available? I wonder if I can get KNBC on the east coast?
     
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    carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Really? What did the recording say you had to do to get the East coast feed?

    Since you're down the cost from me (and part of the San Diego market), we're both elligible for the NBC-West HD channel. I've had that for awhile now.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    Big deal! Just more network nonsense, junky show!
     
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    its great to have the east coast feeds even in sd i have more options for recording programs, plus during football season you can watch games from the east coast i think last year i got to see about 3 or 4 new england patriots football games that weren't shown on cbs here in los angeles.
     
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    ansky

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    So is the conclusion that this is only available to people in "rural" areas? Can anybody on the east coast get KNBC (SD or HD)?
     
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    I can get the SD feed of FOX out of LA in addition to the one in NY. I dont watch it anymore though because of the HD feed and my HD tivo so..I could probably drop it
    and save the $1.50 a month.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2007 #9 of 20
    elaclair

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    The call was for my house in Lake Arrowhead, which is part of the LA DMA. The call stated that it was being offered to subscribers in the Los Angeles area, and for $5.99/month, you can subscribe to channel 382 WNBC . It's definitely the SD feed, but I was still surprized that they were making it available to "the general public".

    VOS brought up the other thread that's been posted on it, sorry I didn't see it before I started this new thread. :sure:

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    If someone can get more information on this it would be interesting. The law is pretty clear - if Satellite offers your locals you may not get distants, even if you live in a white area. The exception is grandfathering. Could this be an automated mistake? Did NBC O&O KNBC decide to give a blanket waiver? Or is Direct TV using a company like NPS as Dish does? Further, it is my understanding you cannot give a distant that offers programming earlier than your DMA local does. (Applies to the satellite providers only - not NPS)
     
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    I have two DNS networks. It really comes down to your local station.
    Since NBC New York & Los Angeles are both owned by NBC [I think], they may have offered a blanket waiver for just those two markets. This is SD programing which can still be from "the other coast" unlike HD which comes only from the adjacent time zone.
     
  12. JohnH

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    tamp8, the restriction on earlier only applies to digital(HD) channels and DIRECTV has extended that to later ones as well. :(
     
  13. Guesst925XTU

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    I'm in New Jersey and I get KNBC in SD, my zip is 08008.
     
  14. BarryS14

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    Did you call DirecTV and got it?
     
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    Anyone who lives in the L.A. DMA can get WNBC. Since NBC owns them both, it's up to them whether they wanted to do this or not.
     
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    JohnH - You are correct - the time zone issue only applies to digital signals from the station. SO many rules and regs ........... The most plausable explantion would be the O&O one.
     
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    What about other O&Os?
    NBC in DC is owned by GE (WRC, as in RCA)
     
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    Broken...
    How's LBI doing now? I grew up there, in Beach Haven. While I do miss the ocean, I DON'T miss the turists!
     
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    If you live in an area with no OTA and no local HD from D*, you may receive the HD feed from either coast, as long as it does not result in your seeing a program before you would normally view it in your time zone.

    I have the choice of HD networks from NY or LA. You can check eligibility on the D* website, and call D*'s HD DNS Qualification Department if the website shows that you qualify.

    I have posted this many, many times in the last few months. No offense to you guys, but the info will have to come from somewhere else from now on!
     
  20. lucky13

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    I know the rules. :)
    I was just wondering if anyone knew whether this apparent NBC waiver applied only to NY & LA, or was good for its other O&Os.
     
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