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Old 10-18-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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OK, this one is more for the South Jersey folks.

I had naturally assumed in moving to my new place that I would get New York Channels. And I do - I get both New York and Philly.

The problem?

Only the Philly channels come in High-Def, which means if I want to watch the Jets or Giants game in HD, I'm screwed. Same for when the Yankees play on Channel 9 which is at least once a week.

So I've been looking at getting DirecTV, because I hear their HD package offers the New York channels. Is this true?

Is there a way for me to convince DirecTV to hook me up with the New York channels?
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Channel 9 is in HD for NY Directv
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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OK, this one is more for the South Jersey folks.

I had naturally assumed in moving to my new place that I would get New York Channels. And I do - I get both New York and Philly.

The problem?

Only the Philly channels come in High-Def, which means if I want to watch the Jets or Giants game in HD, I'm screwed. Same for when the Yankees play on Channel 9 which is at least once a week.

So I've been looking at getting DirecTV, because I hear their HD package offers the New York channels. Is this true?

Is there a way for me to convince DirecTV to hook me up with the New York channels?

If you live in an area where you get Philly and NY on cable I assume you are in Ocean County or Mercer county? Or somewhere else where perhaps you get a few scattered channels of the other city? If you go to the dish you will ONLY get either NY or Philly-not both and you cannot "convince" DirectTv-it is not up to them-the FCC only allows one market on the dish.

Where you live will dictate which maket you will get on the dish. I don't know where you live, but the fact that your cable only gives you HD for Philly would lead me to believe that you are in a Philly market for the dish as well.

Nicolem
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:28 AM
 
Location: NJ
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OK, this one is more for the South Jersey folks.

I had naturally assumed in moving to my new place that I would get New York Channels. And I do - I get both New York and Philly.

The problem?

Only the Philly channels come in High-Def, which means if I want to watch the Jets or Giants game in HD, I'm screwed. Same for when the Yankees play on Channel 9 which is at least once a week.

So I've been looking at getting DirecTV, because I hear their HD package offers the New York channels. Is this true?

Is there a way for me to convince DirecTV to hook me up with the New York channels?
Where exactly are you in south Jersey?
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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I'm in Mercer County. From what I've read, DirecTV's "Hd Access" package gives you all the New York Channels in HD on Channel 80, even if you're in the Philly Market.

Look at the channels on this grid starting at 80:

TV Listings for DIRECTV Philadelphia in LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ - AOL Television

Per the DIrecTV Website:

1. CBS HDTV programming may be available in select markets to some DIRECTV customers who have HD equipment and a TOTAL CHOICE¬ģ programming package or the DIRECTV HD Package (http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/imagine/HDTV_package.dsp - broken link). The CBS HDTV programming currently available for eligible customers is from either WCBS (New York) or KCBS (Los Angeles), depending upon your geographic location. The select markets where eligible customers may receive the feeds are: New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco, CA, Boston, MI, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Detroit, MI, Minneapolis, MN, Miami, FL, Denver, CO, Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD, Salt Lake City, UT, Austin, TX, Green Bay, WI, Marquette, MI.

I just called DirecTV and they are USELESS. He wouldn't give me a straight answer and was immediately trying to sell me stuff.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I sent my son a link to the post, hopefully he can answer the question.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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I sent my son a link to the post, hopefully he can answer the question.

If your son lives in the Philly Metro and has the HD Access, all I need him to tell is if he gets New York's CBS-2 on DTV channel 80.

Thanks Rose!
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: NJ
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If your son lives in the Philly Metro and has the HD Access, all I need him to tell is if he gets New York's CBS-2 on DTV channel 80.

Thanks Rose!
He installs it, currently we're in Gloucester County, he works down here, Burlington, Camden & up by Trenton.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:08 AM
 
Location: NJ
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From the DirecTV guy:

Unfortunately, I don't believe you can get the HD local channels for NY in Mercer county. I think that the NY locals are cut off at Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. I've seen the issue before with customers looking to get NY locals up in Princeton, where they are still located in Mercer county but work in northern Jersey or New York. I know that the channels in the 80's range are "alternative" local channels; basically they are offered to customers on the east or west coast when they live too far outside of any major city to qualify for local programming. It's mostly restricted due to FCC regulations, and obtaining them requires a waiver through DTV if I recall correctly. It's rare that I see a customer that does receive Philly and NY locals, though. If you are currently receiving NY locals, though, and are subscribed to HD, there may be a way to "reboot" your receivers to see if you can get them. Log on to Good TV. Better TV. DIRECTV. and there should be a link where you can enter your account number and have your authorization signal re-sent to your receivers. That theoretically should kick in the local HD programming for the NY stations. And if all else fails, and it requires DTV's assistance, call 800-730-4742. It's a more direct number given to technicians, but it goes straight to the activation services that deals with programming. If they are no use, ask them to send you to tech support and they should be able to answer your questions better than anyone else.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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OK, this one is more for the South Jersey folks.

I had naturally assumed in moving to my new place that I would get New York Channels. And I do - I get both New York and Philly.

The problem?

Only the Philly channels come in High-Def, which means if I want to watch the Jets or Giants game in HD, I'm screwed. Same for when the Yankees play on Channel 9 which is at least once a week.

So I've been looking at getting DirecTV, because I hear their HD package offers the New York channels. Is this true?

Is there a way for me to convince DirecTV to hook me up with the New York channels?
Forget about it, I live in Lawrenceville NJ and according to Direct TV I live in the Philadelphia Market which does not allow me to get NY stations. When I had comcast TV I was able to get both Philadelphia and NY stations. Direct TV is a Joke they do not tell you the whole truth when they are trying to sell their porduct.
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