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I'm in Jackson County Ohio right next door to Pike County Ohio which gets Columbus locals on dish, would I be able to "move" to Columbus locals in HD? Or will I have to have my dish pointed in a different direction?
 
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I'm in Jackson County Ohio right next door to Pike County Ohio which gets Columbus locals on dish, would I be able to "move" to Columbus locals in HD? Or will I have to have my dish pointed in a different direction?
Because the WV locals are eastern arc only and Columbus locals are western arc only you can't 'move' without a dish point move and a new LNB.
 
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I'm in Jackson County Ohio right next door to Pike County Ohio which gets Columbus locals on dish, would I be able to "move" to Columbus locals in HD? Or will I have to have my dish pointed in a different direction?
If you're currently only getting the Charleston/Huntington locals in SD on 129, then a move would get you the Columbus locals in HD. If you're getting the Charleston/Huntington locals in HD on 61.5, then as Bobby said, you'd need a repoint and western arc LNB. Dish would not do that for you...
 
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Assuming you're currently on the eastern arc, then yes, a "move" to the Columbus DMA would drop your locals completely. There might be an independent installer that would be willing to do the LNB change and repoint for you, but finding one might be a little challenging. And that also assumes you have a clear view of the western arc sats of course.
 
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I'm in Jackson County Ohio right next door to Pike County Ohio which gets Columbus locals on dish, would I be able to "move" to Columbus locals in HD? Or will I have to have my dish pointed in a different direction?
I don't know what your housing situation is but have you thought about a OTA tower. You could get West Virginia stations and also Cincinnati stations. Is there a reason why you need Columbus stations?
 
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