There is no provision under current law allowing more Dish/Direct subscribers to receive "distant locals." So, if you are not eligible today you won't be eligible on Feb. 17, 09.
FYI: Low power stations are not required to cease analog on that date.nmetro said:All analog is suppose to be turned off on 17 February, 2009.
Where did you get that information? I'm getting one OOM digital station virtually 24/7 where the analog version of that same station is hit and miss (usually miss). ATSC transmission, done right, can have a superior coverage area.Digital signals don't transmit as far, and areas will then be in the Class B contour rather than the Class A contour.