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Is there some way I can get the Directv national network affiliate channels?
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:07 PM
Of course there are some national network affiliate channels in HD that I could get if they could turn those on for me. I called a CSR to ask if that is possible and she no. I am stuck with SD only. Also, in my location I cannot get OTA HD channels either.
So my question is, is there some way that in spite of what the CSR told me I can talk them into turning on those national channels for me? I thought I read somewhere but I can't find it now that it is possible to apply for an exemption that would allow me to do this.
Thank you for you help.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:11 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:49 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:53 PM
I couldn't get my Fox and ABC in HD off an antenna for years. I had no problems getting the waivers. Once DirecTV offered local HD insertions, the national channels went away.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:27 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:06 PM
I think it will file waivers for you if it thinks you can get them. I cannot test it because I am not eligible.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:12 PM
So if you get your local ABC in SD through DirecTV they will not grant you a waiver to get the DNS ABC in HD (or in SD).
However, if DirecTV doesn't carry your local at all then they will. For example here in Peoria The CW is a subchannel of our local ABC channel. DirecTV does not carry any subchannels in our area so I can't get the CW at all. So DirecTV was willing to submit a waiver for me, and grant me access to the CW DNS stations. Now I just need them to add the CW DNS stations in HD ha ha ha.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:30 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:44 PM
Call the stations and ask for the station engineer.
I personally suggest to state your case in writing rather than over the phone. This will give the Engineer ample time to research things a little more throughly rather than provide you a an answer based on signal maps.
I don't believe DirecTV will grant you waivers to get the DNS channels if they already provide you the channel (even if they only provide in in SD).
It is not up to DirecTV but the network affiliates in his market. If they grant a waiver. DirecTV will be more then happy to turn it & charge him what ever the fee is now a days.
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