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Some helpfull things for new DirecTV users

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by n8dagr8, Sep 22, 2005.

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  1. n8dagr8

    n8dagr8 Resident Rounder DBSTalk Gold Club

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    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). 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.com/Blackout_Info/

    Transponder map = http://www.dbsforums.com/dbs/DTV101.htm and
    http://wvjw.info/dbs-beam/
     
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    Vermonter Cool Member

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    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.
     
  4. n8dagr8

    n8dagr8 Resident Rounder DBSTalk Gold Club

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    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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    crkeehn Godfather

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    N8, are you by any chance a fan of Marjorie Sharmat?
     
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    n8dagr8 Resident Rounder DBSTalk Gold Club

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    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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    anyone have a good spotbeam map?
     
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