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There was an ad in the 1/22/04 Chicago Tribune Businees back page stating CBS HDTV will be in Chicago form DirecTv. Anyone know what areas in Chicago or the suburbs DirecTv will carry this. Live in Planfield and curious if anyone has any news?
 

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See the sticky.
 

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Truth is, we don't know for sure. All DirecTV has said indicates that if you have locals from Chicago, you'll get it. However, if they follow Dish Network's policies and you overlap with any other market (in other words if you could get a Grade B signal from a neighboring market i.e. Milwaukee, South Bend, Rockford, etc.) You may need a waiver. We won't really know until Jan 30
 

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Truth is, we don't know for sure. All DirecTV has said indicates that if you have locals from Chicago, you'll get it. However, if they follow Dish Network's policies and you overlap with any other market (in other words if you could get a Grade B signal from a neighboring market i.e. Milwaukee, South Bend, Rockford, etc.) You may need a waiver. We won't really know until Jan 30
This makes me wonder if you will need a waiver from the neighboring markets. Why in the world would you advertise with a half(full?) page ad, that it will be available, if everyone needed a waiver? It wouldn't make for too good of publicity if they couldn't get it, without a waiver.
 

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I thought the same thing reading the ad, but D* seems to delight in blacking us out unexpectedly in Chicago. We'll see how this one works out. Their CBS feed would be a nice backup for OTA, but personally I would have preferred Starz & Cinemax HD to the CBS & Fox feeds.
 

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This makes me wonder if you will need a waiver from the neighboring markets. Why in the world would you advertise with a half(full?) page ad, that it will be available, if everyone needed a waiver? It wouldn't make for too good of publicity if they couldn't get it, without a waiver.
Because once you're signed up, you're under contract for a year or two.


Brian (imagining D* CSRs will be getting lessons in instructing customers about the joy of OTA antennas)
 

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Because once you're signed up, you're under contract for a year or two.


Brian (imagining D* CSRs will be getting lessons in instructing customers about the joy of OTA antennas)
I believe you still have some amount of days to get out of the contract, without penalty. I'm not sure if this is a state by state thing tho.
 
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