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I wondered I live in middle TN and I can get Nashville, TN AND Chattanooga, TN Channels via OTA Antenna (haven't had an OTA antenna in 10 years). Can DirecTV provide me with both sets? I currently get Nashville Locals.
 

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In your OTA set up you can select a secondary zip code which will allow the guide to show the stations in that area, as well as your primary. They cannot provide you with sat feeds for anything other than your DMA.
 

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In your OTA set up you can select a secondary zip code which will allow the guide to show the stations in that area, as well as your primary. They cannot provide you with sat feeds for anything other than your DMA.
I havn't had an OTA TV Antenna in 10 years. But when I did I could get both locals. What's DMA?
 

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DMA > Designated Marketing Area. I missread your post regarding an antenna for OTA. You would have to put an antenna back up if you want any other channels outside your DMA. D* is not allowed to furnish you with any channels outside your local market.
 

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davring said:
DMA > Designated Marketing Area. I missread your post regarding an antenna for OTA. You would have to put an antenna back up if you want any other channels outside your DMA. D* is not allowed to furnish you with any channels outside your local market.
Darn. Ok thanks. Irony I get two PBS stations.
 

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Well, they are allowed to give you "signficantly viewed" channels from a neighboring market as defined by Nielsen (the ratings people). However, there are very few markets that they do this (usually when a network is missing from the immediate market).

I live between Baltimore and Washington in a Baltimore market. They are allowed to give me 4 or 5 channels from Washington but they do not. I don't know why. It seems pretty simple but they do not do it.

To see what DirecTV will give you, go to http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/packP...6_A&_DAV=-1&_dynSessConf=-3454303650222135793 and plub in your zip code.

For local sports, go to http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/globa...7_A&_DAV=-1&_dynSessConf=-3454303650222135793 and do the same.
 

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Yep only my locals appear that I already get in the DirecTV page via my zip. The most watched in my area are the Nashville feeds. vs the Chattanooga feeds. Pity.
 

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xmguy said:
Yep only my locals appear that I already get in the DirecTV page via my zip. The most watched in my area are the Nashville feeds. vs the Chattanooga feeds. Pity.
Put up an antenna and you will get both. If you get an HD DVR, you will need the AM21 tuner but the channels will show up in the guide. If you want a non-DVR, some of the HD non-DVR boxes will tune OTA as well. If you are talking SD only, then you have to go through your TV.
 
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