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Old 04-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #11
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I understand you cannot get your "home" local channels outside the spot beam area. But, can you get "Local" channels (i.e.) NBC, CBS, ABC, etc in the distant area?

In other words, if you go from Tampa to Flagstaff can you get Flagstaff locals?

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #12
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I understand you cannot get your "home" local channels outside the spot beam area. But, can you get "Local" channels (i.e.) NBC, CBS, ABC, etc in the distant area?

In other words, if you go from Tampa to Flagstaff can you get Flagstaff locals?

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If I understand the Directv statement correctly:

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Example: If your primary receiver is in Tampa, FL, and you are in an RV in Seattle, WA, the RV receiver won't get local channels, because the satellite transmits signal only to the area around Tampa, FL. As soon as you drive your RV inside the Tampa, FL, spot beam area, you will be able receive the Tampa locals again.
no you can't.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #13
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If I understand the Directv statement correctly:



no you can't.
That's because DIRECTV has your account programmed for a "specific marketing area" and they have programmed your receiver(s) to recieve only the locals in that area (home). If you were going to go out of your area, you could call them and give them the zip code of the area you are in and they would send a signal to the receiver to receive locals wherever you are. However, that being said, all receivers back at home would also be "switched" over and if anyone were still at home, they would lose the local channels at home because you have switched to the locals wherever YOU are. They can't pick and choose which receiver gets what. Any changes made affect all receivers on the account.

The only way around this is to have a separate account just for the traveling receiver. That way you could call them from anywhere and change it up as you go.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #14
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I cannot receive local channels but have been told it is because I have HD at home and only have 18" round dish. Something with which satellite it comes off of. I now need a HD Dish to receive them. Not done playing yet!
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