DirecTV doesn’t spot beam the Big Four from NY and LA. They rely on the CONUS beams for local subscribers and DNS customers. They do spot beam the other locals though, so you can’t get them outside the NY/LA area.When I was using DNS, the transponders for the DNS channels from New York and Los Angeles were obviously CONUS but the transponders for the Locals into NY and LA were different. You don't get to pick the transponders, there are authorized in your receiver. There are a couple of cities that are on CONUS transponders.