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#26 OFFLINE   NASCR2424

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:50 PM

Well, sent the paper work in and got a reply in the mail with the # of the tester.
Called to find out the price and it was $175 just to come out and then $75 for the test.
Said I would call back.
In the mean time I got a email from dtv and expressed my disappointment that I could not get NBC HD.
Here is the response:

Your physical location is one of the factors that determines eligibility for HD DNS. I see that waiver request for the HD DNS feed of NBC was submitted on 11/17/2006 and was denied.

I have resubmitted a waiver request to NBC on your behalf, asking for permission to provide you with their digital (HD) broadcasts. Federal law allows your local TV stations 45 days from the date that they receive your waiver request to grant or deny it. Please keep in mind that federal law -- not DIRECTV -- sets strict guidelines for receiving these national networks, so we can't give you any guarantee that your local stations will grant the waiver request.

As soon as we receive news - good or bad - from your local TV stations, we will mail you a postcard notification. You will see the digital (HD) feeds from any local station that grants you a waiver, as long as you have an HD-ready television, a DIRECTV HD or HD DVR Receiver, a DIRECTV Multi-Satellite Dish and local channels from DIRECTV.

That was on 12/03/08 and no news.
My understanding is if there is no response within 45 days from the station DTV can grant the waiver and turn on the signal.


You can also call your local station and talk to the person that approves or denys the waiver. I did this and explained my situation and why I wanted the waiver, the engineer at my local ABC station approved it while I was on the phone with him, my local NBC station said that it was there policy to deny all waivers no matter what the situation. so its worth a shot

#27 OFFLINE   trevm

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:26 PM

If I may ask, what did you say to the engineer to get it approved? I might have call two of the stations in Fargo ND. and make a request.
Thanks

#28 OFFLINE   NASCR2424

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:29 PM

If I may ask, what did you say to the engineer to get it approved? I might have call two of the stations in Fargo ND. and make a request.
Thanks


I told the engineer where I lived and explained what type of antenna I had and that i wasn't able to receive the digital signal and basically that I just wanted to watch ABC and wasn't able to. I told him I had a waiver request already submitted a couple of weeks before. He told me he understood and that were I lived there was no way to get the digital signal. He put me on hold for two minutes, came back and said my waiver was granted. I got home about an hour later and I had ABC. Like I said it has been about two years ago. On the other hand I did the same thing for NBC and that engineer basically told me he was sorry I couldn't get the signal and it was there policy to deny all waivers no matter what.




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