I used to be a DirecTV subscriber (from 2001 - 2007). Anyway, they've had DirecTV service at a vacation house since around 2004/05. This is in the Macon, GA, DMA and they were getting the locals via a second dish pointed at 72.5, w/ another dish at 101 for standard programming. I had not been down there since spring of 2011, when all locals were coming in fine. Since I've been out of touch with DirecTV changes for years, I did not know about the shuttering of the 72.5 satellite. I was down there on July 4, and they were complaining about the lack of local channels. I spent an hour on the phone with DirecTV to discover that 72.5 was gone (I had been concerned that their switch may have gone bad when the old E1 Hughes receivers were no longer detecting 72.5 at all). DirecTV says all that is needed are new receivers to be able to continue service as expected. The "new" (reconditioned) receivers have arrived (H24-700) and I will most likely be taking them down to install them later this week. However, I am skeptical that the current dish setup of an old 101 and a 72.5 is actually going to work and that they will still not be getting the Macon locals (however the receivers will be a lot fancier than those old ones). The DirecTV rep insisted that a swap of receivers and dish happened in 2009, but they still had old equipment that I am positive DirecTV wasn't sending out in 2009. Does anyone on here know exactly what the hardware requirements are to receive Macon locals, via DirecTV, at the moment? I would like to know what I need to ask for when I get somebody on the phone, because they may have preyed on my ignorance last week. Back when I was a customer, I usually knew more about what was going on than anybody I would talk to with DirecTV. It meant I usually got what I needed because I knew what to ask for. 6 years of being a non-customer means I don't know about anything that has happened since then. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.