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Directv CBS-HD Questions

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   dave_brogli



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Posted February 01 2004 - 12:26 AM

I looked on my channel list and now have 80 and 81 (i think) CBS East and West Anyways it says for me to call 721. How do I find out if im eligible to get those channels. am i? Do i have to live a certain distance from somewhere or what> Id like to catch the game tonight... Thanks guys!

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   KerrySpangler



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Posted February 01 2004 - 04:16 AM

As I understand it - no way to get the game. The only way you might be able to get CBS thru D* is to live in one of the "designated DMA's" - there are seventeen I think thruout the country. Look on channel 82 - it will explain it better than I can. You may have to do what I'm doing - going to Radio Shack and picking up an OTA antenna for the game. Kerry

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   dick_harris



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Posted February 02 2004 - 03:18 AM

I you live in a market where a CBS O & O (owned and operated) staion is the ONLY CBS station you can get, or if you live in a "white" area where you cannot get ANY CBS station, you are automatically eligible to receive the CBS HD feed from DirecTV. If not, you have to get waiver from your local CBS affiliate, many of which are being suprisingly cooperative.

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