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#41 OFFLINE   Shades228

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:47 AM

http://money.cnn.com...73_FORTUNE5.htm

Just an FYI due to some things that will be cropping up soon.

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#42 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:44 AM

One can only hope. I live in Oklahoma but get my locals from Kansas and Missouri. I would love to get them from Oklahoma. Time will tell buy I am all for this.

#43 OFFLINE   hawktv

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:13 PM

Directv has most of this information on their website, as well as additional links that you may need.


The link in that post is bad, goes to "page not found".

Also, might want to add to the RV message the link directly to D*'s info/forms, but this board won't allow me to include the actual URL.

Here's the link part after D*'s domain

/DTVAPP/global/contentPage.jsp?assetId=P1400120&footernavtype=4#

#44 OFFLINE   rhipps

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:52 PM

Yes.

Federal legislation allows Directv to deliver DNS service to RVs and commercial trucks without the need for waivers, if the satellite dish is permanently attached to the vehicle. A notarized affidavit stating you have a dish permanently installed on your RV is required. Also of note, boats do not qualify as an RV.


However, DNS on an RV is a waste of money IMHO. If you want the national broadcast networks (ABC/NBC/CBS etc) while you are "on the road", call D* customer service on your cell phone, tell them where you are and they will change your package to include the local channels where you are parked. For example, we are in the Orlando area in our motorhome right now and enjoying the local channels via satellite. And this is a good thing, as the OTA reception in our area is pretty bad. Of course, if you are camped in the Mojave Desert or some other spot that lacks local channels, you may want to consider DNS (g). BTW, we dropped DNS when D* started charging extra for them a couple of years ago. A the time we got both the NY and LA stations.

#45 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:26 PM

A couple of points--

I believe that you can still get both east and west feeds of SD DNS channels but not HD.

If a station denies a waiver and you have a signal strength test run, you will pay for the test if it shows that you can receive a signal. If the test shows that you cannot receive the signal, the station pays for the test.


Is this actually true? I have both east and west coast SD DNS feeds. Today I was approved for HD NBC and only the east coast was turned on. I would love to get HD DNS for both coasts just like the SD DNS. Anyone?

#46 OFFLINE   LarryFlowers

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:22 PM

Not going to happen... the rules have changed, in HD you get one coast only.


Is this actually true? I have both east and west coast SD DNS feeds. Today I was approved for HD NBC and only the east coast was turned on. I would love to get HD DNS for both coasts just like the SD DNS. Anyone?


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#47 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:19 AM

Not going to happen... the rules have changed, in HD you get one coast only.


And it can't be a channel that is showing something before your time zone would show it locally.. SO you can't get west coast either.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:22 AM

Yesterday, while I was channel surfing, WCBS-DT and WABC-DT were on. I am on the West Coast, and haven't had them for a number of years. Anyone know what is going on?

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:35 AM

Yesterday, while I was channel surfing, WCBS-DT and WABC-DT were on. I am on the West Coast, and haven't had them for a number of years. Anyone know what is going on?


They have them occasionally especially in prime time. You should check nightly.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:02 PM

A couple days ago, I had ALL the 80s and 390s on for a while, then poof! They disappeared, and in prime time, too.

Weird.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


#51 OFFLINE   REDSKINSFAN47

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:15 AM

what is consitered to be a class b picture with dtv a picture that breaks up and pixalates alot.
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#52 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:13 AM

what is consitered to be a class b picture with dtv a picture that breaks up and pixalates alot.


Thats a good question. I know that D* will do a site test but you have to pay for it and it could be as much as $500. If it fails you are out the test money and still no waiver approved.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:34 AM

For those of you that live in LA or NY, are you allowed to watch your locals on the channels that are in the 380s also? Just wondering.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:00 AM

YES.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:12 AM

Oh I see. So for example, if you live in NY, you can watch WCBS 4 on channel 4, 80, 380 and 390? I never really got how that worked.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:34 AM

BTW, the NY channels in the 80s will be turned off on 7/22.
So then you'll need MPEG4 capable receiver for the HD NYC stations.
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:49 PM

Question, so if i were to "move" to NY, I could watch WCBS (CHANNEL 2) on channel 80, 380 or in HD on 390 right? Just wondering.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:14 PM

After 7/22 then no to ch80.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:12 PM

Another question, I live in California. If my friend from NY came over to my house to visit me and he brought over his receiver and plugged it in, we could watch NY locals in the 380's and the HD's in the 390's? Again, I'm only asking a "question".

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:26 PM

Another question, I live in California. If my friend from NY came over to my house to visit me and he brought over his receiver and plugged it in, we could watch NY locals in the 380's and the HD's in the 390's? Again, I'm only asking a "question".


That would violate the terms of his service with Directv.




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