Originally posted by davidan
I was reading the info about how in DFW you can receive NBC and CBS via Direct TV since the station is owned by a central entity. Is there a catch with that offer for those of us in this DFW metroplex area or is it that simple?
Yes, you can get NBCHD(WNBC) CH82 and CBSHD(WCBS) CH80 without waivers and it's free...no catch. When FOX goes on soon you will qualify for that as well.
WFAA is the only one of the "Big 4" networks that is not network O/O.
When ABCHD comes on you will need a waiver to get it. If you are in the metro area: Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Kaufman, Johnson, and Parker counties. Then you can forget the waiver. Don't even try it.
I got waivers for CBS and ABC but was denied FOX and NBC. I live near Sulphur Springs. 10 more miles to the east then I would have got them, However, I would have needed a waiver from KLTV in Tyler for ABC.
To sum it up, when all the networks are on D* HD I will have them all (EST) and will have HD west coast for ABC and CBS.