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#126 OFFLINE   uswebworx

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:00 PM

Is it typical for them to announce that you have HD locals... but then you only get 2 of them not the big 4?


Or how about you get 0 and you find this out AFTER the install is completed.

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#127 ONLINE   say-what

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:30 PM

If I go to the DirecTV "Check if locals are available in your area" tab for Bend, OR, 97701, it shows a slew of channels from Portland. But if I try to get them activated, they ask which part of 97701 are you in--oh, well, you cannot have those since you live near the Bend OTA towers. Bait and switch, seems to me. At least I have DNS for a few of them, but the local FOX and NBC channels (both from the same local affiliate KTVZ) do not work well at all with my AM21s. :(

It's not bait and switch. Using your zip code, I went to the DirecTV site. It gives a choice of 2 counties - Crook and Deschutes. Bend is clearly in Deschutes County: http://www.truckads....iliate/Bend.htm

Selecting Deschutes County - where Bend is located - reveals "We don't currently offer local channels in your area". Crook County - in which Bend does not exist - shows various locals available in SD and HD.

Not sure how it's bait and switch when, if you use the tool correctly, the answer is that they don't provide channels in your area?




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