There is one catch though, DirecTV has two types of beams, the conus beam which you will be able to pick up and spot beams for local stations. Some if not all of the stations from NY are on the conus beams. To find out whether all of the stations you subscribe to are on the conus beams or whether a few are on the NY spot beams go to www.lyngsat.com and work your way in to the DirecTV satellites section.
Local satellite dealers in your area should know how big a dish you will need. If you do not have a contact there you might email email@example.com He has contacts in your area, mention that I recommended you contact him
You might also find the www.DBSTV.com forum helpful. Just click on forum and work your way in
(This post was edited by johanson on Jul 8, 2004, 8:24 PM)