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who has had their HD distant Networks turned on...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bjlc, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ZTerry

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    That doesn't make any sense to me. Reauthorizing your receivers (via the interent or by pushing the refresh button on the receiver) should have no impact on the channels you receive. Does the internet method have a different effect than pushing in the small button on the receiver? I recall when I couldn't receive one of the sports packages in HD I called DirecTV and a CSR had to reauthorize the receiver to get the HD. Pushing the button had not effect. Would using the internet method produced the same result as the CSR? Thanks!
     
  2. ZTerry

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    TO my knowledge HD DNS was turned off first to either the East or West (whichever was not your region) first, and then it was turned off for BOTH. Your regional HD DNS was not turned off?
     
  3. ZTerry

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    "Moving" will not do any good, since you need to be grandfathered in.
     
  4. joshjr

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    If you move to a zip code that does not have locals and offers DNS channels. Someone on here the other day was asking about Alaska and another in Utah that neither had any local channels. DNS in their areas have a high probability of being granted.
     
  5. ZTerry

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    Ok. However, as you probably know, many of us who receive DNS would no longer qualify; that is, if a friend "moved" to the same city you (in the generic sense) "moved" to years ago, he would not be eligible. Probably safe to say you can no longer move to any area where you can receive locals channels via DirecTV.

    Another downside of moving to a remote location is being out of the spot beam and, therefore, not receiving your local channels from DirecTV.
     
  6. Wisegoat

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    Would someone be eligible for HD DNS if they get SD locals, but no HD locals?
     
  7. bjlc

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    I believe it depends on how long you have had the distant networks.. if you have had them before Shreva then yes you get both.. but , and some one can nicely correct me if I am wrong, if you got them during this "middle time" the answer is I don't know but I don't think so...

    I wish you well in your quest..
     
  8. joshjr

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    Not sure I udnerstand what you are trying to say. If you have DNS feeds and move to a town DirecTV does offer local channels then yes you would lose them in the move. What I was talking about was people who wanted DNS feeds. There are places that dont have locals and DNS feeds are the answer.
     
  9. joshjr

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    Hmmmm, well I am not sure. Here is the catch, D* only has one waiver now (digital). They used to have SD and HD that were seperate. You can go to their site and put in your information to see if they will let you apply for waivers and even apply for them yourself if you want. Thats the easiest way to tell. You could also call and ask if for the DNS department to see if you can apply for HD DNS feeds.

    Someone said recently that they are doing away with the DNS channels in the 380's (SD) but I find that hard to believe since not everyone has HD equipment. Time will tell. List your zip code and I will try the tool to see what it says.
     
  10. Dec 1, 2010 #130 of 131
    pugluvr

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    My experience was NO.
    I had local HD channels which were abruptly removed with no explanation. My waivers were denied because I get SD locals.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2010 #131 of 131
    jdspencer

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    DirecTV did remove the 380s, however, the 390s now have both SD and HD versions. Both are shown in the guide. I suspect that DirecTV did this knowing that the 380s were going away.

    Other discussion here http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=187104
     

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