AT&T Directv Puerto Rico

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  1. mobi

    mobi Topic Starter Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

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    Does at&t have any say with D puerto rico ?
    We in the usvi have no network channels yet D blackout ST games
    because it's on network channels.Dish have the networks being going
    over at my neighbor all season long to watch blackout games.As soon the
    season ends think i'm done, not getting what i paid for.
     
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    You’re right. That makes no sense.

    Does PR get fewer DTV channels than the mainland?


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    I don't know a lot about it, but I watch the transponder updates on the CE site. If you are familiar with the infamous "OTA database", there is a copy of that there. The database is just a small part of the information that is available about what is up in the satellites. That's also where you see that new channels are in test mode, etc. There are also updates specifically for PR. There have been a lot recently. It seems they have a different set of contracts, and do not have the same line up as CONUS. This is what I can find for full time channels for PR. I don't know why the networks wouldn't be available in the USVI, but they are labeled "FOX Puerto Rico" for example in the description. If i C&P'ed the whole thing with the desciption here, it would not be legible, but here is the basic idea:

    AUDHD 160
    ODTVHD 161
    TMDOHD 162
    WAPRHD 164
    UNPRHD 168
    FOXHD 170
    ABCHD 172
    CBSHD 174
    NBCHD 176
    BRVOHD 220
    E!HD 222
    FOODHD 228
    FXHD 242
    TNTHD 244
    USAHD 246
    TBSHD 248
    HGTVHD 250
    FRFMHD 252
    PARHD 254
    A&EHD 256
    MTVHD 260
    VH1HD 262
    COMHD 263
    COOKHD 267
    TOONHD 320
    NIKeHD 322
    DISHD 324
    DXDHD 326
    NKJRHD 337
    AMCHD 511
    LIFEHD 517
    LMNHD 518
    HBOHD 564
    HB2eHD 565
    HBOZHD 566
    HBOSHD 567
    HBFHD 568
    HBOCHD 569
    HBOLHD 570
    MAXHD 571
    MMAXHD 572
    TMAXHD 573
    AMAXHD 574
    SHOHD 577
    SHO2HD 578
    SHBYHD 579
    SHO3HD 580
    EXTR 581
    STRZHD 585
    STZKHD 586
    STZCIHD 587
    SENCHD 589
    ESPNHD 645
    ESNNHD 646
    ESPN2HD 648
    TNNSHD 652
    NBAHD 653
    GOLFHD 654
    FS1HD 655
    MLBNHD 656
    NBCSHD 658
    CNNHD 702
    HLNHD 708
    BTVHD 710
    ACCUHD 712
    APLHD 735
    FYI 744
    SYFYHD 745
    VELHD 746
    DSCHD 752
    TLCHD 754
    HISTHD 756
    BBCAHD 768
    WIPR 166
    WSTE 167
    MEGA 169
    TMD2 179
    TVCH 182
    WORO 183
    HOLA 221
    PASN 225
    UNTL 249
    UKIDS 328
    KIDS 330
    BOOM 336
    VME 338
    BABY 339
    EWTN 350
    ENLC 352
    PBTV 462
    HUST 468
    BANG 469
    LAT 514
    DPEL 516
    TMCe 582
    SEAC 588
    SEFM 590
    ESPC 647
    ESPD 649
    FOXD 651
    WAPA2 657
    PPV 660
    PPV 660–1
    PPV 661
    PPV 661–1
    PPV 662
    PPV 664–1
    PPV 668
    PPV 668–1
    CNNE 704
    TSUR 722
    NGCENT 730
    DSCE 732
    APLA 734
    HISE 742
    TVE 760
    ANT3 762
    NASA 769
    MC 901
    MC 902
    MC 903
    MC 904
    MC 905
    MC 906
    MC 907
    MC 908
    MC 909
    MC 910
    MC 911
    MC 912
    MC 913
    MC 914
    MC 915
    MC 916
    MC 917
    MC 918
    MC 919
    MC 920
    MC 921
    MC 922
    MC 923
    MC 924
    MC 925
    MC 926
    MC 927
    MC 928
    MC 929
    MC 930

    Edit: Again, without knowing a whole lot about it, it appears that the PR programming CURRENTLY comes from 99, 101, and 110. That is changing, like I said there have been a lot of updates regarding PR recently.
     
  4. mobi

    mobi Topic Starter Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

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    Customers in puerto rico have the networks, usvi don't.
    All those channels you listed are available to us minus the networks.
    Friend of mine rams fan, 3 straight weeks before this monday night
    rams games were blacked out.No way to confirm this but he told me when he
    called dtv the rep told him not to call back asking the same questions
     
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    Have you tried OTA? According to the coverage maps on rabbitears.info, there is decent signal in most of the USVI, but terrain will be an issue in some areas.

    12-1,2,3 WTJX PBS
    17-1 WVXF This
    17-2 WVXF Fox
    19 WVGN NBC
    23 WCVI LeSea
    43 WZVI Ion

    There is also 22 WMNS CBS, but it appears to be off the air. This is probably why you can't get the PR locals on Directv because you have your own, even though they are not carried, they have the rights to the programming in the VI.
     
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    mobi Topic Starter Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

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    Terrain is the issue, all these big hills around.It's either cable or satellite forget OTA.
    Dish network have the networks, directv don't ,so it's not like the locals holding us hostage.
    The way i see it it's up to D.This going on since may
     
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    What happened in May? Did you have the PR networks before May? Did you ever have the VI networks? Does Dish have PR or VI networks now just so I am clear? (Sorry for all the questions, we don't hear much from PR/VI on these sites! but it is technically the same company so the answer is out there, even if it is a crappy one.)
     
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    There is probably a way you can get your networks back. Here on the "mainland" there is a process called "moving" (in quotes). "Moving" is when you move your service address to get more desirable locals, or any locals. Personally, I am "moved" to a fake address at the other end of my state that has most of my state's locals and all of the Boston locals together. It's really not that hard. First, you make sure you have the equipment you want and it's all in good working order. Then call them and tell them you moved. In your case, you would tell them that you moved somewhere on PR. You can use a friend/relative's address with an APT 1 added on or something like that. Make sure to make the address look legit, maybe apartment 1 wouldn't be a real PR address. When you talk to them, never tell them what you are doing. Tell them you moved and your new place had a dish on it, you plugged everything in and it works. They shouldn't give you a hard time. However, hopefully there aren't different rules with PR/VI, but I don't know why there would be: it's still the FCC, right? They will change everything in the computer. Your receiver at your house in the VI will think it is in PR and the locals will work. A little while after you get off the phone with them, go on your account online and change your billing address back to your real address in the VI. Be sure to not call them to come to your house if you have issues because they will go to PR. There are many "movers" around, it is a very successful thing to get away with if you don't mention it to them.

    I will ask a few more questions in the other forum about why you lost your locals and if you're going to get them back.
     
  9. mobi

    mobi Topic Starter Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

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    Lets see in may D switched us over to HD .We did had networks on old system.Dish networks are from the mainland.
    abc pr
    fox pr
    nbc vi
    cbs pr
    No one expected this no warning or anything .
     
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    I asked what happened on the other forum and this is what I was told by a reliable source. The news is not good, but at least this is what happened...

    In May, Directv changed the satellites that Directv PR gets your programming from. To be specific, they are getting rid of the 110 satellite. In the move, it appears that they are enforcing the PR and VI local's territory. Directv does not carry the VI locals, so when they started to enforce those rules in May you were blacked out of the PR locals and had nothing to replace them. The mainland DNS (Distant Network Service) is not mirrored to PR/VI so you can't apply for waivers for NY networks.

    They also provided a list with with the locals in the Dish system, are these the locals you see at your neighbors with Dish?
    8 ABC - pan-Caribbean feed of WENY via WCVI 23.2 Christiansted, VI (incorrectly labeled as an Elmira channel in Dish's lookup)
    10 ThisTV - WVFX Charlotte Amalie, VI (incorrectly labeled as a Puerto Rican channel in Dish's lookup)
    14 NBC - WVGN Charlotte Amalie, VI (incorrectly labeled as a Puerto Rican channel in Dish's lookup)
    18 CBS - Pan-Caribbean feed of WSEE (incorrectly labeled as a Puerto Rican channel in Dish's lookup)
    24 Fox - Puerto Rico's WSJP 18.2 (incorrectly labeled by their previous affiliate's callsign WSJX)
    60 PBS National Feed

    At some point in the next few years, they will have space and it is possible they will add the VI locals on Directv. There is no way to know that now. At any rate, it does not really help you get locals. They only way you will get locals is to try "moving" to PR like I mentioned in an earlier post so they think you're there and won't black out the networks.
     
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    mobi Topic Starter Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

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    Only reason many of us down here have D is for nfl sunday ticket.
    There is no kind of communication from them at all,cusotmer service call tell us
    anything.Still have one last card to play will try contacting Alexandra Verdiales Costa.
    She is the new regional vice president of external and legislative affairs for AT&T USVI and Puerto Rico.
    Thank you all for the information and help
     

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