[QUOTE=SpencerKarter85;26405529]Unfortunately, DirecTV and rival DISH are PROHIBITED from delivering NYC and Los Angeles feeds to anybody unless they served in a unserved area. I know that antiquated law is screwed up. Blame the Exclusivity Rules for that. That's all I have to say my friend.
People who are long-time Directv subscribers who had the service before locals were available and who haven't changed packages still have NY and/or LA locals for ABC/CBS/FOX/NBC. People who don't have CW can also purchase an east or west coast feed of CW (DC and San Diego, I think). Some people who upgraded to HD lost DNS service while others didn't. A friend in northern NH has all Maine locals in HD, all NYC and LA locals in HD, and WMUR HD (NH's only big-4, technically in the Boston market, but mirrored statewide on Directv.) OTA he adds NHPTV, 2 Canadian channels, and Vermont PBS. Not too shabby.
My parents have Dish Network and also have the superstations (CW WPIX, KWGN, KTLA and MY WWOR and WSBK). Dish Network's only advantage to Directv are Epix, Pac12, and the Superstations. They got in trouble many years ago for giving out distant locals, nearly at whim. If you wanted to pay for stations, and lived outside a certain OTA service contour of an affiliate, you could chose 2 each of CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox from NYC, LA, Denver, Chicago, and Atlanta. Who needs Sunday Ticket? I used to change the CBS and Fox as needed to get games I preferred. Now, as a result, they rarely, if at all, are allowed to provide neighboring locals to anyone. I am not sure if it is still this way, but there was a time when they were providing terrible quality DNS Big 4 from a third-party source.