Thanks Doctor J, I thought as much.... so forget about locals for a second, will I still be able to get some version of ABC,NBC,CBS & FOX on some other channels, say the national feeds?
By DMA, do you mean my address upstate?
With the receiver "as is" just moved to NY you will get NO network channels. Only channels > 70. (No 380's or 390's available unless DNS area or RV account)
The box only knows it is at the authorized address and if more than 100 or so miles away you're out of the spot beam thus no "locals".
If you call Directv and report that you are at a second home and want to authorize that address as your home (and no other receivers at old address with someone using them) the the second home's locals will be authorized.
DMA is Designated Market Area a Nielsen term for the 210 TV advertising areas in the US.
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