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nazz

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I called E* to 'move' to an HD locals market which went smoothly with the CSR. I logged into my online account after the call and saw the appropriate service address added. I noticed that the new DMA locals were there to add as new programming even though I already subscribe to locals. I went ahead and added them which it said was successful.

Now I have my new HD locals at the beginning of the guide as expected but up in the 8000's I discovered that I also still have my original SD locals as well. If this lasts, I will still have access to local sports and news while using the other channels for HD programming. Is this typical, temporary or did I get really lucky?
 
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sfollenius

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That happened to me. Lasted about 6 months, until I physically moved and used dish mover. The ticket the installer had had my programming on it and it had 2 DMA's. He thought it was odd too. Needless to say, it was gone that day and I only had the city I had "moved" to.
 

JayPSU

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May 22, 2006
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Westerville, Ohio
I called E* to 'move' to an HD locals market which went smoothly with the CSR. I logged into my online account after the call and saw the appropriate service address added. I noticed that the new DMA locals were there to add as new programming even though I already subscribe to locals. I went ahead and added them which it said was successful.

Now I have my new HD locals at the beginning of the guide as expected but up in the 8000's I discovered that I also still have my original SD locals as well. If this lasts, I will still have access to local sports and news while using the other channels for HD programming. Is this typical, temporary or did I get really lucky?

Hmmmm, I would think this would HAVE to be rectified internally at some point. Otherwise, what's to prevent someone from continuously moving and just picking up the locals in each area? I know they sometimes forget to switch your locals when you move, but I would think once you try to add locals from your "new" city the computer would remove the locals from the old city.
 

Hall

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Feb 14, 2004
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A few months ago a guy posted here that it was possible to get (2) DMA's locals and if you PM'd him, he'd tell you how to do it. I did and this is how he did it too.
 

Andyman33

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Feb 24, 2006
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hmmm. I still only have my old locals and not getting the new ones. I also logged into my dish account online but can't see anything about the programming that I am subscribed to...
 

nazz

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Feb 4, 2006
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hmmm. I still only have my old locals and not getting the new ones. I also logged into my dish account online but can't see anything about the programming that I am subscribed to...

Log in and go to locals under add programming. See if the new DMA is available to select and add it if it is.
 

Andyman33

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Feb 24, 2006
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maybe its because I go through TDS, BUT I am pretty sure that I can't do this. The only thing I can do is look at my bill, which says is actually late lol, BUT then it alsso says I have a balance of 0.00 so strange lol. One other question...by "moving" do I have any changes in the rest of my channels. As in, will the rest of the national channels be affected in any way?
 

bf3000

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Jan 8, 2004
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I just recently did this as well, and I have a question - are you being charged for both sets of locals, or just one set. In my case, I don't want my 'original' locals if I will be charged for them. Thanks.
 

joeym82956

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I have been receiving both sets of locals for about a year now since I 'moved'. Unforunately I pay for both but that is fine I am glad to have my real locals and my 'moved' locals.
 

psnarula

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Sep 15, 2004
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i'm about to do my annual "move" south to north carolina for better coverage of acc basketball season on fox sports net south and i figured this year i'll try and keep my baltimore locals while i'm at it. i have not yet done the "move" but will do it shortly. currently, when i login to my dish network account, go to add programming, and select local channels, i get an error:

Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to process your request at this time. You may try again in a few moments or contact the Customer Service Center at 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for account assistance.

is this normal behavior before the "move" or do i need to wait until this error condition goes away before calling up?
 
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