Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Richmond Hill, ON
Gr8grab, you should be able to get these units working in Canada, although the signal might be a little weak - as long as you have a clear shot of the south-eastern sky from your building. You can check your azimuth/elevation with an online aiming tool, just enter the coordinates for Edmonton.
Just remember that you will not be able to order the PPVs since you are located in Canada (and don't hook up your telephone line), but your subscribed card(s) and hardware will work fine. Now, as Hugh says, *technically* it isn't valid for a subscriber to receive the service in Canada but since you have a valid sub and a US credit card, personally I don't see how it could be considered "piracy"....
Just my $0.02....I am NOT advocating piracy of the DirecTV signal.
Note: as Donnybrook said, your Maryland local spotfeeds won't work in Edmonton but everything else should....