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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Jack428, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Jack428

    Jack428 New Member

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    Is the LA local feed for LA residents the same as the DNS feed for RV’s?
     
  2. KyL416

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    Yes, the LA viewers just get a remap of the DNS feed of the big 5 in their local range. The same for NYC with the east coast Big 4, and DC viewers for the CW.
     
  3. Jack428

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    So if I live in LA and go to Texas, I still can receive the LA channels?
     
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    Yes, the DNS feeds are national, they're not on spotbeams, except for the CW where only the SD feeds are national:
    390 - Same as NYC 2
    391 - Same as LA 2
    392 - Same as NYC 4
    393 - Same as LA 4
    394 - Same as DC 50 (SD)
    395 - Same as LA 5 (SD)
    396 - Same as NYC 7
    397 - Same as LA 7
    398 - Same as NYC 5
    399 - Same as LA 11
     
  5. Jack428

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    I think I stated my post incorrectly. I live in LA. I have DTV with locals. I travel to Texas with my receiver. Will I still receive LA channels without adding DNS, since I receive LA channels with my regular subscription.
     
  6. Jack428

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    In other words are LA locals spot beamed to LA residents?
     
  7. KyL416

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    The channels I listed are on national beams. All the other LA locals, including the HD feed of The CW, is on a spotbeam.
     
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    Simple answer, yes but only the big 5.
     
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    Complex answer, no. As has already been posted, Only the five main networks are on national beams. You won't get any of the other LA locals.
     
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    There are multiple problems here. One is he would not be able to qualify for a DNS feed as he gets the locals in his market. To get the DNS feed he would have to have an RV account and use that address but that would be separate from his main account. The other is he would only be able to watch the channels in Texas if it was on the nation feed DNS channels and not the spot beam for the channels in Cali. So really, unless you get an RV account, the answer is no.
     
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    The local channels listed in post 4 are just remaps of the DNS feeds, so people in LA, NYC, or DC for CW don't need to subscribe to DNS to see the 390s. If you have LA locals, you also get channels 391, 393, 395, 397 and 399, if you have NYC locals you also get channels 390, 392, 396 and 398, and if you have DC locals you also get channel 394

    If you have an RV and take your in home receiver with you, you'll still get KCBS 2, KNBC 4, KABC 7, KTTV 11 and the SD feed of KTLA 5. What you won't get is the HD feed of KTLA 5 or the rest of the LA locals (KCAL 9, KCOP 13, etc) since they're on a spotbeam. Depending on where you are you'll either see a searching for satellite signal message, or a "Not available in your area" message if you travel to a different spotbeam on the same transponder number as the LA stations.


    It's the same thing with the PBS national feed on channel 389 for the markets that don't have a local PBS station and get a remap of it on channel 65, like Abeline, Bakersfield, Beaumont, Dothan, Harlingen, Hattiesburg, Lafayette, Laredo, Mankato, Palm Springs, Parkersburg, Rockford, Santa Barbara, Sherman, St Joseph, Tri-Cities, Tyler, Utica, Wichita Falls, Yuma and Zanesville. Those markets can see the PBS National feed on both channels 65 and channel 389.
     
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    Guess I dont see it that way KyLA416. The first part about getting the DNS channels in those markets Im not sure on but if you have an RV account, you can call in and change to that markets locals or change to the DNS feeds I believe. The question was receivers from Cali able to play local channels in TX and that would be the case if he had DNS feeds but not the local channels. So if your right and in those markets you get both, I suppose the 390's channels would work out of market then.
     
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    The way it works is that you are authorized for the specific feeds, not the channel number.

    i.e. 2 WCBS and 390 CBSeHD both point to D11, TPN 11, VPID 1030, so when you are authorized for NYC Locals, you can view both.

    It's the same way someone in NYC RSN territory who gets SNY and YES, can also see the remap of those channels for the Mets and Yankees feeds in the Extra Innings channels, even if they don't subscribe to extra innings.
     
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    Good deal then, he should be able to see the cahnnels in the 390's that he is already getting them when out of market. I guess I should know that. There is no CW feed in my market so they pipe in the DNS feed for east coast and then have the DNS channel for the east coast CW open as well. Maybe the OP was just not checking in the 390s when out of the area.
     

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