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Smoky

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Now that I have discovered that the various DirectTV sports packages will black out any local games that are duplicated on local channels, I am thinking of telling DirecTV I have moved from Maryland to Phoenix.  This way while out west I can watch my beloved Orioles and Ravens via the packaged sports channels.

I am wondering, how far away can I travel east, west, or north from Phoenix, before they cut local channels off.  In Maryland, once I traveled 200 miles west I lost local programming.  Anyone here with Phoenix local programming know how this works for Phoenix?
 

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Why not file for the distant network services and get the networks from both coasts?
 

Phil

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Ned said:
Why not file for the distant network services and get the networks from both coasts?

The sports packages are not available if you don't have a local zip code for you Directv receiver.
 

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Catch-22.  I'd rather have the networks.
 

Terry A. Brewer

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Smoky

>>I am wondering, how far away can I travel east, west, or north from Phoenix, before they cut local channels off<<

We couldn't get them in Indio, CA....Sometimes in Laughlin, NV. Couldn't get them in Albuquerque, NM. The spot beam is elliptical.

 

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Hmmm, so it looks like 200 miles either east or west.

Ned, I believe Phil explained why I do not want national coverage.  My first priority is Ravens and Orioles, second priority local coverage.

Looks like if I switch to a Phoenix zip code, I will get local both in Montana and Phoenix, which would cover us 8 months of the year.  12 months of the year I could get Balto-Wash sports by buying the sports packages.

Now I am curtious, how often will Direct TV let me move?  Surely they must have a limit on how many times a year you can move?
 

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Smoky said:
Now I am curtious, how often will Direct TV let me move?  Surely they must have a limit on how many times a year you can move?

Smoky,

Check with DirecTV customer service. I think I remember reading that they have a service where you can switch back and forth between a summer and winter "home". When you ask the question they don't need to know that your "home" is on wheels.

 
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