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Football in HD ... need help about sunday ticket

theont7
07-28-2005, 02:42 PM
First off, I live in philadelphia,pa. Philly doesn't have HD channels locally so I am able to tap into the NY HD channels. I didn't have HD last year so i don't know how the channel line up works, but my question is: if they ny giants are playing on fox in new york ... will the game be on the FOXE HD channel? does it matter if its a national game?

djeanp7898
07-28-2005, 06:30 PM
First off, I live in philadelphia,pa. Philly doesn't have HD channels locally so I am able to tap into the NY HD channels. I didn't have HD last year so i don't know how the channel line up works, but my question is: if they ny giants are playing on fox in new york ... will the game be on the FOXE HD channel? does it matter if its a national game?

Philadelphia has no HD channels yet??? That's crazy!

It shouldn't matter if it's a national game or not. If the Giants are playing in on the FOX New York affiliate only, you should catch it. If it's a national game, you should catch it, too. As I understand it, FOXE, CBSE, ABCE, etc. are all New York affiliate stations.

Directv allowed you to receive New York stations even though you live in Philly? Hot damn.

theont7
07-28-2005, 06:48 PM
This is what I qualify for. Same thing for NBC, FOX, and CBS.
ABC HD (http://www.directv.com/see/landing/abc_hd.html)

CAN I RECEIVE ABC HDTV PROGRAMMING?

There are three ways to receive ABC HDTV programming:

1. ABC HDTV programming may be available in select markets to some DIRECTV customers who have HD equipment and a TOTAL CHOICE® programming package or the DIRECTV HD Package. The ABC HDTV programming currently available for eligible customers is from either WABC (New York) or KABC (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, Houston, TX, Raleigh, NC, Fresno, CA, Flint, MI, Toledo, OH. If you cannot see a picture on channel 86 or 87, and you live in one of these markets, you may need to obtain a waiver from one or more non-local ABC affiliates. This can take up to 45 days to process.

Please note, that in the near future, DIRECTV will be launching new state-of-the-art satellites to deliver HD local channel feeds from additional markets. When local HD channels launch in your market, you may no longer be able to see the New York and Los Angeles programming feeds, and a new dish and HD receiver will be required to see your local market HD channels.

2. Customers eligible for Distant Network Services who have HD equipment may receive ABC HDTV as part of their DNS subscription.
Find out if you qualify.

3. You may also access ABC HDTV via off-air antenna in many markets where DIRECTV doesn't offer access via satellite.