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DirecTV Locals - City By City What's Available (v2)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bamaweather, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. Jul 30, 2010 #81 of 829
    doctor j

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    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.

    See networklist in this post:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=181801

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  2. Jul 31, 2010 #82 of 829
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    You can't really say that the locals won't work more than 100 miles away or so. Some spot beams are very localized, while others are VERY large. If your locals are on one of those large spot beams, you might be able to move states and states away... It just all depends. (Of course it could be less than 100 miles too... You just can't generalize.)
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010 #83 of 829
    Alan Gordon

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    I doubt Florida locals will work in upstate NY though... ;)

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  4. Aug 1, 2010 #84 of 829
    doctor j

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    Although I agree "in general", check out these maps.
    They are allessentially the same size!!

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=171756

    My experience in the southeast gives HD spots at about 200 mile maximum radius and SD LIL's at maybe 300 mile radius.

    The real answer for the OP was as above. Fla to NY = NO WAY.

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  5. Aug 2, 2010 #85 of 829
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    Ok Doctor J. 1st thanks for being so patient here...... let me approach this in another way, how else can I get to see my sitcoms or shows on (FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS)? Can I use the ethernet connection on the back of my HR22-100 & just use the on demand feature to access the shows or will they too not appear on VOD because of my NY state location? Also will Directv be able to detect that my HD DVR is not in Florida anymore when I connect it to the ethernet port for VOD access?

    Thanks
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  6. Aug 2, 2010 #86 of 829
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    None of the broadcast network programs are on VOD.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2010 #87 of 829
    doctor j

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    AND yes if you connect to the internet thru your ethernet they can detect your IP address and match that to locationIF they chose to.

    No BIG Network tv on Directv if you don't "authorize".

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  8. Aug 3, 2010 #88 of 829
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    Thanks guys for all your help, I guess I am just going to call D* up and hopefully work something out with them!!

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  9. Aug 3, 2010 #89 of 829
    Alan Gordon

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    The word from "on high" is that I'll have locals tomorrow.

    Will the locals pop up "blacked out" on my guide at 6:00 A.M., or will they not appear at all until I contact DirecTV and add locals to my package?!

    Also... I currently have DNS for CBS, ABC, PBS, and The CW. Do I need to go through the DNS department to make sure I don't lose my DNS when I add locals?

    I may drop PBS DNS (saving me $2.50... making locals cost an additional 50¢). Do I need to contact the DNS department to do so?!

    NOTE: I posted an edited version of this on the DNS thread.

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  10. Aug 5, 2010 #90 of 829
    bamaweather

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    Forgot to ask. Did anyone see any changes this week aside from the addition of Albany LiLs?

    Channel lists, stats, and map have been updated for the new market addition.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2010 #91 of 829
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    When I added my local package for Salisbury, MD I specifically asked to keep my Fox DNS. It did not go away until I later specifically canceled it. Just make sure you tell them to keep your DNS stations.

    My locals showed up in white text, but weren't available until I subscribed.

    FWIW, it was the temp locals in the 60's, but it should run the same.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2010 #92 of 829
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    A few new updates this week. There could be some new CW or MyNetwork TV affiliates coming soon. Also, the Azteca affiliate for Wichita has apparently changed.

    Code:
    New additions from 2010-08-04 compared to 2010-07-28:
      *[14] WCBD DT2      (CW-Charleston SC) @ D11 TP 17
      *[54] WUPL HD       (MyNetworkTV-New Orleans LA) @ D10/12 TP 22
      *[35] KMYS HD       (MyNetworkTV-San Antonio TX) @ D10/12 TP 17
     *[9-2] WAOW DT2      (CW-Wausau WI) @ D11 TP 22
      *[33] KSCW HD       (CW-Wichita KS) @ D10/12 TP 17
       [49] KGPT SD       (Azteca América-Wichita KS) @ D7S TP 23
    
    
    Newly Available Channels from 2010-08-04 compared to 2010-07-28:
       [10] WALB HD       (NBC-Albany GA) @ SW1 TP 5
       [14] WABW HD       (PBS-Albany GA) @ SW1 TP 5
       [17] WCWJ HD       (CW-Albany GA via Jacksonville FL) @ D10 TP 17
       [25] WJXX HD       (ABC-Albany GA via Jacksonville FL) @ D10 TP 17
       [31] WFXL HD       (Fox-Albany GA) @ SW1 TP 5
       [55] WSST MPEG4 SD (Ind-Albany GA) @ SW1 TP 3
    
    
    Satellite/Transponder Moves from 2010-08-04 compared to 2010-07-28:
       [51] -----> *[51] KSMI SD (???-Wichita KS) @ D7S TP 23 -----> D9S TP 2
    
    
    Name/Number/Etc Changes from 2010-08-04 compared to 2010-07-28:
    (none)
    
    
    Removed Channels from 2010-08-04 compared to 2010-07-28:
      *[30] VPT SD        (PBS-Burlington VT) @ D9S TP 22
      *[51] KNWS SD       (Ind-Houston TX) @ D9S TP 2
    
    
    Notes:
    * Asterisks typically denote channels that are currently unavailable. 
    In some rare cases, stations without an asterisk are also unavailable.
    * Listed cities indicate the DMA city, not necessarily the city of license 
    for that particular station
    * Stations in each category are sorted by DMA then channel number.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2010 #93 of 829
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    Great thread - unfortunately I don't like what I read :(

    Am I reading the main page correctly in that no more local HD channels are on schedule to be added in Anchorage?

    We have KTUU (NBC) that has been in HD for a long time and then we have KIMO (ABC) that is scheduled to go HD at the end of the month. I don't see either one on the upcoming list so basically Direct TV is telling me to cancel shortly if that is correct.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Aug 10, 2010 #94 of 829
    bamaweather

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    It's hard to say. In markets that have already launched, DirecTV usually doesn't announce when they are about to add channels. Sometimes, we get hints ahead of time when they add the channel information to the transponder map. At times, those hints come no more than a week in advance of a channel addition.

    As of the last transponder map update (Wednesday last week), there were no hints of channel additions for the Anchorage market. So its probably safe to assume nothing new would be added this week. Beyond that, it's difficult to say.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2010 #95 of 829
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    Thanks bama for the clarification - that is better than what I read originally :)

    It is annoying KTUU here has said they agreed on terms with D over a year ago (KTUU originally wanted money) -- D says they don't have room but then they keep adding these smaller markets.

    Now the final station is going HD here and I don't anticipate that being on D for a long time, but at least put the NBC station (KTUU) on there.

    Huge amounts of people here that can't get OTA as the city is surrounded by mountains and lots of trees etc
     
  16. Aug 10, 2010 #96 of 829
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    Since locals are delivered using spotbeams, it's conceivable for DirecTV to be out of room in one region (on one spotbeam) but have addition capacity in other areas. Unfortunately there isn't a reliable set of spotbeam maps that will allow us to further analyze the space situation.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2010 #97 of 829
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    You know that is a great point. I hadn't thought of that.

    Well direct tv's reply was they won't comment while in negotiations. I informed them that the negotiations are done (last year) so please let me know :) guessing I won't get a reply.....

    Thanks for your thoughts - hoping the situation gets rectified sooner rather than later, but not banking on either
     
  18. Aug 11, 2010 #98 of 829
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    Mini-local HD festivus for New Orleans. Here are the new additions I noticed. Did you notice anything else?

    KMYS HD MyNetworkTV/San Antonio
    WYES HD PBS/New Orleans
    WLAE HD PBS/New Orleans
    WUPL HD MyNetworkTV/New Orleans
    KSCW HD CW/Wichita
     
  19. Aug 11, 2010 #99 of 829
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    You're pretty good.

    A test channel for the Waco, TX market NET 709 *KAMU Ch #15 is all i saw on data download this AM other than the 5 "actives" you listed.

    Peculiar listing of Albany GA.
    GPB PBS Ch 14 is now listed in Market 2 NET 513.
    Other albany channels still showing on CONUS listing??

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  20. Alan Gordon

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    Probably not related...

    ...but read this!

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