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Some helpfull things for new DirecTV users


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#1 OFFLINE   n8dagr8

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 11:56 AM

D* = DirecTV

E* = Echostar a.k.a. Dish Network

Other acronyms - this list should make life easier when reading post.... FWIW :D

Waivers or DNS eligibility = Allows one to receive distant network service (NY or LA feed of local channels) due to the lack of local channels and a grade B over-the-air signal from a primary station affiliated with a network (i.e. local ABC,CBS,FOX,NBC,etc from the local tower). http://directvdnseli...dressEntry.asp'>Check you eligibility Generally waivers must be requested by D* before you can get the channels turned on and if you receive a grade B or better signal you more than likely won't get the network feed unless you local is O&O.

O&O - Owned and Operated. Describes local stations that are owned by the broadcast network (vs. affiliate). List of cities with O&O stations.

HD Lite = a phrase coined to describe the reduced resolution or compression of D*’s HD broadcast. There is a site that keeps tabs on this info here.

Blackout rules = http://directvsports.../Blackout_Info/

Transponder map = http://www.dbsforums.../dbs/DTV101.htm and
http://wvjw.info/dbs-beam/
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#2 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 11:59 AM

Here is more from a link on our home page:

http://www.dbstalk.com/acronyms.htm

#3 OFFLINE   Vermonter

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 07:00 PM

n8dagr8, Chris;

Could you please clarify something for me? for Directv folks if you live in an area with NO HD OTA because there are no facailities yet BUT you get grade A/B analog signals then you are out of luck for HD distants? In other words if you can get SD OTA you cannot get HD? Just clarifying; there is a location near me that does not get the grade A or B analog OTA and so the Directv website says you can get the HD feeds there.

What ever happened to the digital "whitezone" definition by the FCC?

Thanks...confused up north.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:20 AM

please, just call me N8 :D

Yeah, no luck if you get a grade A/B signal from the local towers.

At the first of the year the new FCC rules went into effect. If you can get locals one way (from D*) or another (antenna) it became tougher to get distants.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:23 AM

N8, are you by any chance a fan of Marjorie Sharmat?

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:35 AM

N8, are you by any chance a fan of Marjorie Sharmat?


I had to google that to find out who that was.....hope that answers your question. I see this lady has good taste in naming her title characters, though. :D
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 10:09 PM

anyone have a good spotbeam map?
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