Originally Posted by storyteller2k3
i would agree with you if my standard receiver wasnt showing the locals from my home state am in Florida the weather is good and i live in NY
Are you saying that you have two receivers, one an HD DVR and one a standard-definition receiver?
If you are receiving the New York locals on the standard-def receiver, they are SD feeds that are transmitted on the 101-degree satellite, on a CONUS (Continental U.S., or "wide") beam. That's why they are coming in.
The HD locals from New York are transmitted on the New York spot-beam from the 99-degree Ka satellite. You are way to far away to receive that signal. While vacationing n Florida, DirecTV could change your receiver over to the nearest Florida DMA's HD signal, but it would change your SD locals to Florida, too.
I think there's a way to tell the HD receiver to try and get the SD signal from 101, rather than the HD signal from 99. Someone here may know how to change the setup, or you could look around the dbstalk.com forums.