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Can I Buy Just NBCW (Ch 83)?

04-19-2005, 12:59 PM
Just wondering if anyone knows if I can purchase just the NBCW channel (CH 83)? I live in Miami and I get home from work very late so I usually miss the prime time NBC shows (especially in HD). I want to avoid buying an HD tivo at all costs. If would be great if anyone could help me out. Thx

04-19-2005, 01:18 PM
There are no a la carte options for HD channels. They come as a package.

04-19-2005, 01:27 PM
Aside from no ala carte options, you get the corresponding NBC-HD feed according to your geographical location. In Miami, you would get the WNBC (east coast) feed. I don't know if DirecTV would give you the KNBC (west coast) feed even if you specifically requested it.

04-19-2005, 01:32 PM
I figured a response like this. I'm going to call them tonite and see what the deal is. I think we should have the a la carte option especially since the HD Tivo is so expensive right now. At any rate thx for your thoughts.

04-21-2005, 07:08 AM
I contacted DTV last nite and they informed me that the networks will not allow a customer to receive the east/west feeds if they can receive the local network channel. In case anyone is interested. Oh well.

04-21-2005, 10:01 AM
you can get cable with HD DVR and record the programs and enjoy them in HD later, i record mostof the movies and watch them later skipping all commercials. with cable you don;t have to buy it will cost around 5 bucks a month same as DTV but you need to spend 1000 bucks to get dvr from them, alos you don't antenna for locals.

04-21-2005, 04:43 PM
Not sure why they told you that but I get 80 & 81 here in Va Beach. I still get my local CBS via DTV plus those two. They said they would submit a waiver for me and we would see what they said. About 45 days later they turned them on.

04-21-2005, 07:20 PM
That depends. If you are in an O&O (owned and operated) market then you are allowed to receive your local channels in HD via DirecTV. Their website has a list of O&O markets.

In any case, that WAS the way it used to be. Then a few people posted on here that DirecTV was telling them that has changed, and now being in an O&O market does not necessarily mean you can receive the channels from them. I don't think even Directv's service reps have a straight answer on that.