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Local TV LLC Dispute. (21 Local stations affected)


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#1 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:18 PM

This topic is to discuss the dispute between Local TV LLC and DirecTV. I already saw two separate topics come up.... before any more pop up, might as well centralize the discussion here in this central topic.

These are the affected stations:

http://www.directvpr...m/local-tv-llc/
http://www.localtvllc.com/ourstations/

Are your locals affected?
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#2 OFFLINE   DCSholtis

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

Yes FOX8 Cleveland is affected for me
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#3 OFFLINE   DBSSTEPHEN

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

Fox 2 ktvi st.louis is to

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:09 PM

KDVR 31 (FOX) in Denver is on the list. It won't really affect me if there is an interruption since we subscribe to Comcast as well as DirecTV. Having two providers, despite the cost, has its advantages when carriage disputes come into play (both local and national channels).

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

kdvr 31 (fox) in denver is on the list. It won't really affect me if there is an interruption since we subscribe to comcast as well as directv. Having two providers, despite the cost, has its advantages when carriage disputes come into play (both local and national channels).

if fox 2 does get pulled we will not have anyway to watch fox

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:40 PM

if fox 2 does get pulled we will not have anyway to watch fox


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:22 AM

WTVR Channel 6 in Richmond Virginia is affected. At least this one comes over good via an indoor OTA antenna if need be.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:15 AM

I am not affected by a possible station loss but I am affected by the outrageous $5 per month ESPN extracts from DirecTV. :(
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

Hmmmm....Guess I'll have to dust off my rabbit ears if I want to watch any FOX4 KC programming this weekend.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:12 AM

WTVR Channel 6 in Richmond Virginia is affected. At least this one comes over good via an indoor OTA antenna if need be.


If you live close enough. Not sure if it comes in at my place, some neighbors have had problems but I also helped another neighbor (who was trying to save money by dropping satellite) pick it up about a half mile down the road, needed an amplified antenna to do it IIRC (this was just after the digital transition)

Still even if I can get it to work OTA, it will suck, since my DirecTV DirecTV DVR does not handle OTA at all. I will have to watch everything live until I jury rig some sort of PC type DVR.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

Yes my NBC station will be affected. I hope that nothing becomes of this. Because if I have to watch over the air I can not not DVR the shows for later

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:21 PM

Yes I am affected (WREG - Memphis) and I say to DirecTV, LET EM GO BLACK ! They'll come begging once they see their ratings fall. Corporate greed at its best.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

If you live close enough. Not sure if it comes in at my place, some neighbors have had problems but I also helped another neighbor (who was trying to save money by dropping satellite) pick it up about a half mile down the road, needed an amplified antenna to do it IIRC (this was just after the digital transition)

Still even if I can get it to work OTA, it will suck, since my DirecTV DirecTV DVR does not handle OTA at all. I will have to watch everything live until I jury rig some sort of PC type DVR.


I have an AM21 hooked up to my HR 24. The only channel I have trouble with is NBC 12

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:09 PM

I went to the DTV website today to inquire about purchasing an AM21 tuner, but when I click on AM21 tuner under accessories it links me back to the page for the HR24-500 which I already have. Is there something wrong with the link or is it possible the DVR software is being updated to eliminate having to purchase a tuner in the future?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

I went to the DTV website today to inquire about purchasing an AM21 tuner, but when I click on AM21 tuner under accessories it links me back to the page for the HR24-500 which I already have. Is there something wrong with the link or is it possible the DVR software is being updated to eliminate having to purchase a tuner in the future?


You can order one on solidsignal.com

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

I have an AM21 hooked up to my HR 24. The only channel I have trouble with is NBC 12


Funny, isnt the transmitter In chesterfield? I had a lot of problems with 12 as I recall, but I am practically in Fluvanna county. I can get Charlottesville's NBC better than I can get Richmond's

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

I have an AM21 hooked up to HR24-500 and we have lost the local NBC affiliate (Channel 13.1) in the Des Moines, IA area. I can't get channel 13.1 on the AM21 now just get the DirecTV logo.

How can DirecTV block this since I'm not using the satellite for local affiliates? Since I have an antenna to receive the OTA signals can they legally do this?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:52 PM

Directv probably said they would remove from their guide and the am21's must have been included in that when they broke off business ties.

I have an AM21 hooked up to HR24-500 and we have lost the local NBC affiliate (Channel 13.1) in the Des Moines, IA area. I can't get channel 13.1 on the AM21 now just get the DirecTV logo.

How can DirecTV block this since I'm not using the satellite for local affiliates? Since I have an antenna to receive the OTA signals can they legally do this?



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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

These "disputes" are getting really old. I am about to cut pay TV from my monthly bills lists.


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:31 PM

To a large extent all these disputes are about money. The provider wants more and D* does not want to pay much if any more. Again we have no idea if this LocalTV LLC, is trying to get a really large increase or not. Probably like some of the others recently we will loose these stations for a while, but hopefully will be resolved by the time the new TV season starts. Most of what I record is CBS. I could always go Fios if it lasts very long, they now have BBCA in hd so it is a even swap for me.

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