If I've moved to a different location and get regular def locals, will I also be able to get HD locals? I view in NYC, but moved to DC. Also, how would I upgrade my equipment? Would there be any issues if I installed myself and called to activate?
The NYC spot beam doesn't reach to DC. But the DC spot beam would have you covered for locals in HD. The spot beam for NYC is probably only about 75-100 miles in diameter, so you would need to be in north/central Jersey to receive. And the SD spot is also probably too small to reach you in DC, though its diameter/footprint is larger than the HD spot.
Sorry for the confusion - I've 'moved' to DC, but am physically in NYC. I've been able to receive the DC spotbeam here for regular def TV (although it's been on vacation for most of this year - I'm about to fire it up again). I'm wondering if it's feasible to get the DC locals in HD here.
Again, the new HD spot beams are much tighter than the SD spots. You pretty much need to be within 75-100 miles of the city in question to be able to receive the HD spots. And I got your "move" meaning, just had the cities in reverse
Thanks atp1313. I do get the SD spot beam fine. DC is about 200+ miles from NY. Are there up to date maps of the HD spots? Can I use my D10 to check certain transponders or such before upgrading equipment? Or do I just have to get the new dish and receiver and check it out?