DIRECTV recommends using antennas for FREE local reception!

Fringe Reception

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#1
From the article by Swanni:

"DIRECTV apparently has had enough with broadcasters threatening to drop their local stations due to disagreements over carriage fees. The satcaster is urging its subscribers to get off-air antennas to receive the local signals so they will no longer have to worry about blackout threats." ...

DIRECTV Has Had Enough of Fee Fights!
 

MrPogi

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#2
Aren't they afraid that once their customers see that they can get 30+ channels, many in better HD than Pay TV provides and at ZERO COST, they may lose few customers?
 

nbound-au

The Graveyard Shift
#3
It is a very different paytv environment in many ways here... But one of the local pay providers has a sat decoder box with built in terrestrial FTA tuner here.
 

MrPogi

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#4
It is a very different paytv environment in many ways here... But one of the local pay providers has a sat decoder box with built in terrestrial FTA tuner here.
There is discussion on that article about this, and the lack of support for OTA. Both DirecTV and Dish here in the USA have done away with receivers that will get OTA. While you can just plug a an antenna into the coax input of any new TV, it's a messy solution for those that have a DVR.
 

Yes616

The Mod Squad
#5
Works fine for the main broadcast channels. The extra sub channels are nice extras depending where you are. BTW.. If you are using the AM-21 OTA box, D* has been very slow to add new channels to the guide
 

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