any way to get around geo restrictions?
What geo restrictions?
meaning being able to watch a new york local if I am in cali
If your antenna and DVR is in new york, you can watch it from anywhere.
but what I mean is I am in NY but want to watch LA channels.
Short answer is no. However, there is one LA channel included automatically with TVE (KTLA).
That channel is the news feed from their website, not the actual content feed of KTLA (which is a CW affiliate).
No, Channels will not help you circumvent the geo-restrictions put in place or mandated by copyright holders or those trying to legally rebroadcast local content.