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Was it your receiver or theirs? Since the local stations make them all pay for carrying, they want to collect that fee and profit from everyone they can.
It was mine. Back when I first signed up for Dish they sold receivers the way AT&T sells cell phones: sign a contract and the equipment is yours once the contract is up.

I still have it - an old 301 - but of course there's no use for it now. The new one - a 311 - is theirs and since I'm not on a contract any more, I guess it always will be.

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I remember 10 or so years ago a friend that had Dish and lived in NE Garland wanted the locals, but Dish couldn't provide them since he was in a Zip code that should be able to receive with an antenna. He really couldn't receive squat for OTA even with his antenna on a 40' push-up pole, because he's down in a hole out by Firewheel golf course.
Hard to believe there was a time when you couldn't get locals by satellite if you had the option of an antenna (even if that option was only theoretical), and now you have to take them whether you want them or not. Strange how things have changed.
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