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Chances of winning a signal test

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by SParker, Jun 24, 2004.

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  1. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Guys, I am trying to get a waiver for CBS-HD with D* because my local HD station has a poor signal. I requested a waiver and I am supposidly served by three stations which I need waivers from. When I requested waivers through DIRECTV all 3 denied me waivers. I called the individual stations and 2 of the 3 including my local DMA station granted me a waiver. The 3rd is a Young Broadcasting owned station which is 67 miles away and I can't get a good analog signal and I can't get much of a digital signal either with a very large antenna, pre-amp and rotor. However they refuse to grant a waiver. I understand my only option is to request a signal test with D* and have them test for analog 6 (even though it's HD I want). Do you think my chances are good to win?
     
  2. TANK

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    How much is this test going to cost you?
    I remember reading about one guy who asked for the test,but gave up because of the
    delay.
    Good luck
     
  3. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    DIRECTV CSR said she didn't know and made it sound like they had to test for all analog signals which I know those are good. Unfortunately they don't test for digitals. :( I told the gal to just forget it. I will probably just live without CBS-HD and watch CBS-SD (barf) :(
     
  4. TANK

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    You could go Canadian sat for the US networks.
    Or you could "move" for D*.
     
  5. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    I'd rather keep things on the up and up so I guess I will hope D* adds HD locals like they are talking about in a couple years.
     
  6. Nick

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    S, I feel your pain, but don't hold your breath waiting for HD LiLs from anyone due to bandwidth limitations. IMO, "in a couple years" woud be highly and unrealistically optimistic. Maybe by 2010 we will make contact with HD from space. :sure:
     
  7. SParker

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    Well I guess they are going to use the Spaceway satellite for HD instead of internet but we will see.
     
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