Originally posted by THX10
... So i guess by being in an area that has no signal, a waiver doesnt even need to be applied for? and they can flip the switch themselves?
DirecTV activates the locals or distand net service (DNS) as soon as you "move" to an address that is in the DNS-eligible database, and
after you request they be activated.
How long does it take for them to turn on the locals once you have "moved" and are eligible?
As soon as you ask the CSR to activate them. They should ask you to tune to specific channel numbers for verification, before ending the call. If not, ask them to hold on while you check the channels.
DNS standard def channels are in the 380s.
DNS HD equivalent of the CBS, NBC (and soon FOX) are in the 80s.
ABC-HD is not yet available, but should be sometime in '05.
CBS standard def from NY is on ch 380
CBS standard def from LA is on ch 381
CBS High Definiton from NY is on ch 80
CBS High Definition from LA is on ch 81
The DNS HD channels do not require a subscription to the HD programming package. You only need an HD receiver and a qualifying white area or O&O service address.