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Switching from E* to D*: chance I will not get waivers?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by kitumbach, Sep 3, 2002.

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  1. kitumbach

    kitumbach New Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    I am currently an E* subscriber and am considering switching to D* because
    of Tivo. I get the distant broadcast feeds
    of CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox over E* because of my location in Ithaca, NY. I know that I have to resubmit my application for the local broadcast
    station waiver. However, is there a chance that this
    time around I will not get a waiver? I called D* customer service
    and they said they couldn't check if I qualified
    for waivers until I had an active account!

    Also, this question could be answered by
    someone in Ithaca who has D* with the
    distant network feed.

  2. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

    Mar 23, 2002
    Yes, there is a chance that you will get denied waivers if you switch. But there's probably a better chance that you win't be denied - it really depends on how far out you live from the stations in your DMA. You could call the stations in question and ask them.

    I'm assuming that Directv does in fact have national network feeds available for people with waivers?
  3. Karl Foster

    Karl Foster Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    Yes, Directv has New York and Los Angeles feeds for those who are granted disntant nets waivers.

    I currenly have a waiver for Fox (don't ask me why 'cause I don't know why) and they come in on channel 388 and 389 (NY and LA).
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