I have been a dish customer for the past 5 yrs. and have had enough. I want to switch to Direct but locals are not available here. I "moved" with dish so I could get locals in HD plus fall into the Braves dma so I moved to Tennessee. My question is I would like to have Direct but wanted to know which spot beam I would have to "move" to in order to pick up the Braves games and get locals in HD. I live in Charlottesville VA.
Just pick any address that doesn't get local channels and you should qualify for dns. Check here DIRECTV: Local Channels to make sure the place you pick doesn't get locals from Directv. Put the zip code in and it will tell you.
Sorry for asking dumb questions but don't I have to be in their spotbeam to get NY big 4? I am looking to get the big 4 in HD and I am just beyond the Minneapolis spotbeam so the locals available to me are only in SD. If I was to distants where would be from? Again......sorry for the questions but just trying to educate myself Thanks
Like Jason said, just pick a NYC address that you know won't be disputed, like a vacant lot! That will get you the NY big four locals in hd. Maybe you know someone in NYC that will let you "borrow" their address.
When was a mover I looked at the real estate listings in where I wanted to move and added 2 digits to the address, it worked fine. The problem with moving is that if you need to get service or send your receiver back to Direct for problems they send the recovery kit to your service address. They gave me crap when that happened so I moved back home, said the hell with it and saved the out of state sales tax.
Getting pretty tired of being in the Duluth MN market, with SD and no HD. They "claim" I can get them over the air, to which I invite them to come help me adjust the rooftop antenna Anyhow, with waivers declined, moving is seeming like a possibility. Just a quick question, if I "move" and I have the receiver hooked up to the internet for On Demand, can they use the IP address to figure that out?? Would I be better staying "offline"?
you can keep the receiver hooked to the internet. I was a "mover" to Duluth (use to live there so I liked having them...even in SD) here in Minneapolis and kept the internet connected. Actually I've been a mover twice and kept the internet up the whole time for VOD