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#241 OFFLINE   Rob

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:54 PM

I had waievers in Los Angeles in 2000, move to El Paso in 2003, still had them, moved to San Diego in 2007, still had them, moved to Anaheim in 2009, still had them, moved to Carlsbad, CA in 2010, still got them (Now all in HD) :D

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:55 PM

Never look a gift horse in the mouth, guys! :)

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:50 PM

Attached is an Excel spreadsheet covering all the various incarnations of DNS service for DIRECTV at this time.

These entries have been gleaned from the master TPN_MAP which was posted on 2/23/11 in the Tips/Resources Forum.

Edited by gct, 05 March 2013 - 10:11 PM.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

The information for the previous post has been removed because it was very stale.

Please see the TPN Map thread in the 'Tips and Resources' forum for the most current DNS Information.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

There's the rub. I pay $3.50/month per network for the SD version (as shown on my statement). No extra charge for the H versions, probably because of the HD charge (which is now free for 2 years). Once I see what happens with our locals next month, I'll have o rethink whether it's worth the extra $14/month. I suspect not.


It's $3.50 whether SD or HD for each of the E/W DNS networks, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CW.
Back in the day, originally a Pegasus & USSB account, they were $1.50... then $1.99... then $2.50... and now for close to 10 years, $3.50.
Since PBS only has an East (SD) feed, it's $2.50
So, $20 for all, priced separately.
Also, $20 for all, priced for RV accounts.

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:04 AM

I have a question about DNS. I qualify and have the west coast feeds however the list they go by determining if you qualify for east or west coast feeds by timezone is incorrect. I'm in the central and the list has me incorrectly in the mountain timezone so I've requested this get corrected, so directv sent me an ATSB off-air tuner however I don't have any antenna reception in my area, does it work with a second satellite signal also?  

They scheduled another second dish install and I'm really not sure why or if necessary. Are the NY eastern networks on a satellite I don't have currently?

The csr I spoke with had broken English and just kept apologizing for unknow reason. I'm afraid they really don't know what I wanted or was asking. If the NY feeds are on a different satellite it makes sense provided this tuner will integrate a second satellite signal. I'm not familiar with how the off air tuner works or even if another dish is needed.

Anyone with knowledge on this appreciated.  


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:05 PM

I have a question about DNS. I qualify and have the west coast feeds however the list they go by determining if you qualify for east or west coast feeds by timezone is incorrect. I'm in the central and the list has me incorrectly in the mountain timezone so I've requested this get corrected, so directv sent me an ATSB off-air tuner however I don't have any antenna reception in my area, does it work with a second satellite signal also?  

They scheduled another second dish install and I'm really not sure why or if necessary. Are the NY eastern networks on a satellite I don't have currently?

The csr I spoke with had broken English and just kept apologizing for unknow reason. I'm afraid they really don't know what I wanted or was asking. If the NY feeds are on a different satellite it makes sense provided this tuner will integrate a second satellite signal. I'm not familiar with how the off air tuner works or even if another dish is needed.

Anyone with knowledge on this appreciated.  

 

Unless you have a very unusual setup, another dish is not needed.  I also live in the central time zone and have DNS channels from both coasts as well.  I use a 5 LNB setup with 1 dish.  Do you know if your setp uses 3 or 5?  I doubt the DNS channels are on 110 or 119 but they could be someone else would have to reply with that information.  If they are on one of those, the most you would need is your dish upgraded with a different LNB.  Do you sub to HD as well?  If so you should already have a Slimline dish which narrows down the options needed alot.

 

As for the AM21 they sent you, that is strictly for you to plug an anteanna into it and it into your DVR so record from the antenna.  That will do nothing for a 2nd dish or DNS feeds.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:19 PM

The SD DNS channels are on 101, the HD DNS channels are split between 99 and 103. The only HD channels on 119 are UniMas West, Mega TV, ESPN Deportes and BeIN Espanol. Nothing targetting DirecTV USA is on 110 anymore, it used to have some MPEG2 HD channels, that slot is now providing channels for DirecTV Puerto Rico.

Edited by KyL416, 10 January 2015 - 01:22 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:23 PM

The SD DNS channels are on 101, the HD DNS channels are split between 99 and 103. The only HD channels on 119 are UniMas West, Mega V, ESPN Deportes and BeIN Espanol. Nothing targetting DirecTV USA is on 110 anymore, it used to have some MPEG2 HD channels, that slot is now providing channels for DirecTV Puerto Rico.

 

That helps.  Thanks.  Now just need to know if he has HD already or not.  I dont think he would be required to carry an LNB for the SD DNS stations if he didnt want to.  My gut tells me he dont need to change anything.  If they have him in the wrong time zone they need to change that.  If push comes to shove, I have some contacts that could help him with this at DirecTV.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 03:18 PM

That helps.  Thanks.  Now just need to know if he has HD already or not.  I dont think he would be required to carry an LNB for the SD DNS stations if he didnt want to.  My gut tells me he dont need to change anything.  If they have him in the wrong time zone they need to change that.  If push comes to shove, I have some contacts that could help him with this at DirecTV.

Thanks guys I do have a slimline and HD. I'm in central time zone for sure at zip 69201. I guess I should call again, I had a feeling I wasn't on the same page when they were scheduling a second dish setup. Appreciate the help I might need some inside help if I can't get this straightened out. It does stink having prime time programming starting at 10pm. Sorry for being so late coming back to thread but had some weekend chores to get done. 


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 03:29 PM

Maybe one of joshjr's contacts can help you get it corrected, that zip code is clearly well within the central timezone. I was initially thinking it was going to be one of those border cases where you're in one time zone but the market's stations are in another.

The lookup shows Sioux Falls - unserved meaning the spot beam doesn't reach your area. Hopefully you will be able to get your locals later this year when the new satellite goes live, it has a lot of spotbeams which might provide locals to areas like your's where the current spotbeams don't reach.
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 03:51 PM

Yes, I'm hoping to get the Sioux Falls feeds later this year also. Rapid City, same boat but they at least have option of outside antenna available. Meanwhile I will just live with the distant feeds just hope I can get the correct ones for programming.  

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:11 PM

Your zip indicates Valentine, which is actually very close to the mountain time zone, so it isn't surprising they've got you there:

 

 

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I would assume Neilsen considers Valentine part of the North Platte DMA, which is closer to Valentine than Sioux Falls. Directv currently doesn't offer locals in North Platte, but that is very likely to change in a couple months after the new satellite is active. It doesn't have a spot beam for North Platte, but it would free up capacity on one of their satellites that has reconfigurable spot beams which should allow coverage for North Platte. Valentine at 130 miles away would be within its footprint and should be no problem to receive on your existing dish.

 

So you might want to hold out for a couple months and see what happens. You've lived with the LA DNS for this long, what's another two months? :)

 

I believe you can keep your existing DNS waiver when they add locals, so LA locals would give you two shots at the primetime schedule, you can catch the eastern feed via North Platte or the western feed via LA!


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:22 PM

I'm kind of jealous thinking about it, I wish I had a western feed so when there's severe weather and they pre-empt all the network programs to monitor a hailstorm 70 miles away I wouldn't have to miss anything!


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:27 PM

Thanks I'm not sure where I'll get my networks if it happens, hopefully Nebraska but North Platte only has 1 NBC local station with the others coming out of lincoln/omaha, I'm only 130 miles north of North Platte and the current Valentine cable TV and Dish Network supply locals out of Sioux Falls for this area.  


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:42 AM

I spent time golfing in Mullen, NE, and they had Denver locals on TV.  


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 11:07 AM

I spent time golfing in Mullen, NE, and they had Denver locals on TV.  

 

The Denver market is HUGE and not contiguous. It's very strange - it sticks out like a sore thumb on the 506sports NFL maps!


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:55 PM

I spent time golfing in Mullen, NE, and they had Denver locals on TV.  

 

I can't even remember what they have out at Sand Hills and Dismal River since I'm not there to watch TV, but I think Dish has some spotbeams that are larger than normal, so it may stretch out far enough to hit Mullen.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:10 PM

Your zip indicates Valentine, which is actually very close to the mountain time zone, so it isn't surprising they've got you there:

 

 

nebraskatimezone.png

 

 

I would assume Neilsen considers Valentine part of the North Platte DMA, which is closer to Valentine than Sioux Falls. Directv currently doesn't offer locals in North Platte, but that is very likely to change in a couple months after the new satellite is active. It doesn't have a spot beam for North Platte, but it would free up capacity on one of their satellites that has reconfigurable spot beams which should allow coverage for North Platte. Valentine at 130 miles away would be within its footprint and should be no problem to receive on your existing dish.

 

So you might want to hold out for a couple months and see what happens. You've lived with the LA DNS for this long, what's another two months? :)

 

I believe you can keep your existing DNS waiver when they add locals, so LA locals would give you two shots at the primetime schedule, you can catch the eastern feed via North Platte or the western feed via LA!

 

Follow this link to the Official Nielsen DMA Map - you can zoom in as close as you need:

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...-geography-map/




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Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:32 PM

Follow this link to the Official Nielsen DMA Map - you can zoom in as close as you need:
 
http://www.dbstalk.c...-geography-map/


A note from that map:
"County time zone designations per Department of Transportation except in the case of split counties where the NSI® service assigns the entire county to one time zone on majority of population basis."

It looks like Cherry County is one of those counties, assigned by Nielsen to the Mountain time zone. Two thirds of the county is in the Mountain time zone.
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