Way to get OTHER locals?

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vaylon

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I was reading in some other threads and on another forum that people get their locals changed when they change their billing address.

Since I am on automatic billing and to this date dish has never sent me anything in the mail. Is it plausible that I could swith my billing address to say, somewhere in new york city? and get their locals?.

Has anyone ever done this?
 
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You can only "move" to a nearby city in spot beam area. For instance I live in Nederland , Tx , which is 90 miles from Houston ,Tx. I can get locals from them because I am within the 100 miles spot beam coverage area. Simply gave a real address of a movie theater in Houston and added another apartment number to it and bang: I am eligible for Houston locals for my service address. As usual your mileage may vary.
 
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I went thru and looked at some of the locals listed in my conus beam area, like DC and Charlotte and Richmond, But they all seem to have limited numbers of HD channels. Thats the main reason I was wanting to try it. To get more HD channels.
 
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I went thru and looked at some of the locals listed in my conus beam area, like DC and Charlotte and Richmond, But they all seem to have limited numbers of HD channels. Thats the main reason I was wanting to try it. To get more HD channels.

They should have the Big 4: ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. With some exceptions that's all most markets are currently getting for local HD. Look at The List! again to be sure.
 
ryotgz

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How does moving work with DHPP? If I have a receiver that breaks or the hard drive goes out, can it be mailed to the billing address or does it have to go to the service address?
 
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How does moving work with DHPP? If I have a receiver that breaks or the hard drive goes out, can it be mailed to the billing address or does it have to go to the service address?


I have read on this forum that you can tell them to send to your billing address. Dish installed me on Western Arc because of a tree in the way of Eastern Arc, so that meant no HD locals for Knoxville. Luckily I am in the Atlanta spotbeam on 129... This setup works very well for me because I can get my HD locals over the air, although with occasional breakups, though greatly reduced after installing a decent antenna. The 722k tuner seems to be a little too sensitive. I mean sensitive like Boy George. That doesn't happen when hooked directly to my tv or my other tv, but my tv doesn't have its own DVR, so I can live with it. It also functions better than the DirecTV OTA tuner I had in my H20 box, but that isn't saying much. lol.
 
nrholland

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How is Dish about that these days? If you tell them that you are "moving", will they ask you to send them a bill or statement with the "new" address on it to verify that you really moved there? I've heard that they are getting a little stricter on that. After all, they know that people "move".
 
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How is Dish about that these days? If you tell them that you are "moving", will they ask you to send them a bill or statement with the "new" address on it to verify that you really moved there? I've heard that they are getting a little stricter on that. After all, they know that people "move".

They didn't ask for a bill from me. I used the online chat and started to get nervous when there was a long pause (about 4 minutes) then asked to re-verify my address. In the end I now have HD locals, but also lost SD locals which isn't a huge deal.
 
whatchel1

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both 72.7 & 77?

I have read on this forum that you can tell them to send to your billing address. Dish installed me on Western Arc because of a tree in the way of Eastern Arc, so that meant no HD locals for Knoxville. Luckily I am in the Atlanta spotbeam on 129... This setup works very well for me because I can get my HD locals over the air, although with occasional breakups, though greatly reduced after installing a decent antenna. The 722k tuner seems to be a little too sensitive. I mean sensitive like Boy George. That doesn't happen when hooked directly to my tv or my other tv, but my tv doesn't have its own DVR, so I can live with it. It also functions better than the DirecTV OTA tuner I had in my H20 box, but that isn't saying much. lol.

Is the tree in the way of both 72.7 & 77 on EA?
 
whatchel1

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2 dishes?

Yes. I could get 61.5, which is where my locals are, but the dish would have to be on the opposite end of my house.

If 61.5 are locals if you have 2 dishes then you can do it. 110/119 one dish 61.5 other dish. Just up to you if you can live with that. :up
 
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TigerpounceTN

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If 61.5 are locals if you have 2 dishes then you can do it. 110/119 one dish 61.5 other dish. Just up to you if you can live with that. :up


I could, and really I plan to at some point, but I'll have to get some free time and convince my wife that it is necessary. Haha. I'd prefer to do it myself since it should pretty simple to locate just one satellite and I wouldn't want to change my service address back to my house and then find out that the installer doesn't want to put the extra dish that far away from the main dish or in the front of the house or some other issue and end up with nothing. I plan to test with a tripod to confirm a signal and then mount it somewhere with proper grounding. That is, when I get around to it.
 

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