When did CW get added as a distant?

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  1. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    I'd like to see Supernatural and Everybody Hates Chris in HD. I'm in the NY market and have had WB/CW/UPN in SD via satellite for years.
    But I knew I would get those channels when I signed up. What I didn't know is that I would get both UHF and VHF locals. So besides ch. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13, I also get 21, 41, 47, 50, 55 and probably some others I don't remember right now. Is that true for the rest of the country?
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Well, in my area, we don't get any of our locals from DirecTV.

    I'm glad to have The CW, even if in SD, but I will continue to download the HD versions of Supernatural, Smallville, and even Veronica Mars. The CW from DirecTV is a backup.
     
  3. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    New York is an anomaly, because all seven of the "major" networks -- ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, MyNetwork, and PBS -- are on VHF. So everywhere else, I think it's a little more obvious that of course DirecTV would offer both VHF and UHF local channels. Here in Los Angeles, one of the 7 VHF stations is independent (PBS is on UHF), and no other market has 7 VHF stations available.
     
  4. ayrton911

    ayrton911 F1 TiVo

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    Do you legitimately qualify for all those distants?

    I have them too, but I'm grandfathered, and the CW didn't come on automatically. :( I do have a local one (not on DirecTV but available OTA), so I'm probably out of luck.
     
  5. RonH54

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    Yes I legitimatley qualified for DNS.I receive my locals from Lexington,Ky. but that about 75-80 miles from my home and DirecTv turned on DNS for me without waivers when I first signed up for DirecTv in '03. Then I was "grandfathered in" whenever the FCC rule kicked in in Aug. of '05(I think that the year). I was able to keep both LA and NYC SD but only have HD from NYC.
     
  6. joellyn

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    I called last night about 8:00 PM to see if I could get the CW channel. All my locals are out of Wilmington, NC but have not had any CW channel. I was very upset when the networks merged into CW and I could not watch my shows anymore.

    The CSR said I could apply for a waiver and it could take up to 45 days. I thought I would have to wait but I flipped it to channel 385 around 10 PM and they had already turned it on. I'm so excited! I can watch Supernatural again! :)
     
  7. ewolfr

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    Am I risking my granfathered distants by calling in to Directv and asking them to activate the CW? I know that a couple people have had success doing it, but with my luck the csr I get would pull my NY/LA stations instead.
     
  8. pacbellguy

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    I get nervous anytime I even think of bringing up my LA/NY DNS channels.

    I've had them for over 10 years and I don't know what would be the trigger for me to lose them. I also have my locals as well.

    I'll just watch CW from my local programming even though being able to record Smallville 3 hours earlier would be nice.
     
  9. LADYBUGBLUE2002

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    I applied to get this new channel on Friday. They said it could take up to 45 days to get the Waiver. Not sure if there is a local channel available that would prevent it, but you would think that if there is a local I would get it with my local package.
    I am in the Monterey Bay area.

    Hopefully it will go through soon.
     
  10. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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  11. LADYBUGBLUE2002

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    It doesn't show up there at all and indicates that I should get locals but the CW isn't listed as one of the locals. Anyway, you would think either way I should be able to get it, either through the local package or through the distances.
     
  12. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I don't know why it doesn't show for you, but when I enter my address The CW does show in the chart for SD DNS. You should call DirecTV.
     
  13. LADYBUGBLUE2002

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    Thanks, I already called and they have applied for a Waiver, so I guess I will just need to wait and see.
     

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