I don't live in Monroe County, I live on the very eastern edge of Erie County in Marilla, so my cable service is out of TW Rochester, since I reside in Erie County, I am exclusive to the Buffalo market, so I only get Buffalo locals on cable using the digital cable box, I can get Rochester locals on QAM though. In Genesee County, Rochester clams significantly viewed status so you guys get Rochester locals in addition to Buffalo on cable. I have both cable and DirecTV, and instead of having two sets of Buffalo locals, I'd like to have access to Rochester locals as well as Buffalo. So that's where having Buff with cable and Roch with DirecTV comes in. This can be achieved by what, on internet message boards is referred to as moving' (notice the quotations), where you don't really move but tell DirecTV that you did. You keep your billing address the same (So your bill and any other materials get sent to your actual address) but change your service address on the account. And boom! You now have a new set of locals. The legitimate use of this can be say for example I had a cabin somewhere that is claimed by a different TV market and was planning to stay there for a while, I could call DirecTV and tell them that I'm staying somewhere else for a period of time.
The issue that comes into play is since your service address changes, so do the sports teams you are authorized to view. The Sabres are my main concern, but that's irrelevant since most of Upstate NY gets the Sabres as their home NHL team. Yes, DirecTV carries Root Sports Pitt and STO in Rochester (So long as you have the Sports Pak you can view them), and everywhere else in the country, but it's the blackout policy I'm inquiring about, if the Pirates and/or the Indians territory expands into the Rochester DMA or not.
Time Warner Cable – Signature Home Premium View w/Epix, Sports Pass, HD Pass, Spanish Tier, Cisco Explorer 8642HDC, Cisco Explorer 8742HDC Both Running ODN 7.3.0_29
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