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