Directv Local Channels arrive.. need additional equipment. Help?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Doug R, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. Doug R

    Doug R Supporting Actor

    Oct 26, 2000
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    I live in Jacksonville, FL and we just got local channels now on directv but I need the additional equipment (according to the website: Residents of the following areas have access to local channels with a DIRECTV Multi-Satellite System, which includes a special set-top receiver and an 18x24-inch, oval-shaped satellite dish)

    Does anyone use Directv local channels in the cities that require the multi-satellite system?

    Here they are:

    • Buffalo, NY
    • Grand Rapids, MI
    • Hartford, CT
    • Knoxville, TN
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Norfolk, VA
    • Oklahoma City, OK
    • Providence, RI
    • New Orleans, LA

    Is this the same oval dish that picks up the HDTV satellite? Also, I will need another receiver instead of the one I have in order to use the multi-satellite system? So I can expect about 100 bucks up front?

    Are local channels even worth this much hassle? Heh. I use basic cable now. Is there a dramatic improvement in pic quality from cable for local channels? I heard they aren't digital and just analog converted to digital. I have a large projection tv so cable does look noticably worse than satellite (obviously) but would enjoy better quality.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. Robert_J

    Robert_J Lead Actor

    Aug 22, 2000
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