Originally posted by Kevinlane
... where's a "nice" place to live?
There are white areas in lots of places in Arkansas and Missouri.
Any address in Mena, AR will get you all the NY/LA HD channels (plus Little Rock locals in SD, if you want them, and can get decent signal strength on 119, transponder 25, which is a spot beam for the Little Rock market). If you don't want LR locals, just order DNS.
If you don't feel comfortable "moving" your address to another state, there are addresses in Theodosia, MO that are eligible everything but NBC. Thayer, MO also has some addresses that are eligible for all NY & LA networks.
for Thayer addresses, or scroll to the bottom of that page and change the town name, to search for addresses in other towns. Towns or addresses near streams or rivers are usually lower in altitude and are more likely to qualify for DNS.
When you get a list of addresses to check, add an apartment number to an address (in case the address already has DirecTV service) and check it for DNS eligibility HERE
. If eligible, the results will look like the attached screen grab.
Once you have an eligible "apartment" address, just call DirecTV.
Tell them you've moved and you did a self-install.
Tell them your mailing
address stays at your "old" address.
Tell them your phone number will not change.
Ask them to add the NY and/or LA networks of your choice. The SD nets include the HD feed (if available), at no extra charge. No HD package required - just an HD receiver system. NY or LA nets are alacarte - $1.50 per network. Get both NY & LA feeds of one network for $2.25.
If the CSR doesn't know how to add DNS, have them transfer you to a supervisor or an "HD Specialist" CSR.
When you "move", all future mailouts, including bills and replacement access cards will be sent to your mailing
address. ANY REPAIRS OR INSTALLS MUST be done by you, or with a friendly local satellite company. Calling DirecTV to schedule repairs or wiring work would result in a repair tech visit to your "move" address.
EDIT: Another MO town with lots of DNS eligible addresses is Salem, MO (map
). Particularly the 200 blocks of East Center, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Streets. They're all near a stream or river (low lying areas).