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2009 Sunday Ticket available to order

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bonscott87, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. sportshermit

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    Just a thought but do you think all of you getting it for free has something to do with the cost going up?

    I've had Sunday Ticket and Super fan every year since each was started and have paid each year. I realize all you're doing is asking and they are agreeing to your request. I'd rather pay. Just my 2 cents I could be wrong.
     
  2. joshjr

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    Who siad the price is going up. The auto-renew price is supposed to be the cheapest. I have not heard the price is going up yet. I dont think they will need to reaise it. The contract with the NFL is alreay in affect and is not up yet so really there is no reaso to raise the price until they have to renew with the NFL again.
     
  3. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Sunday Ticket goes up $20 every year. Has for about a decade. People getting Superfan for free has nothing to do with it.
     
  4. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Yep, as I noted in my first post the autorenew price is typically $10 less then what the easy pay works out to. I still sign up for the easy pay anyway as it's easier for me on my budget. I can call up in the summer for a $10 credit if I really want to bother with it. I do wish those with easy pay plans would get autorenewed for easy pay the next year. Oh well.
     
  5. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    It is going up. The easy pay price is $20 more then it was last year. Thus one would think all the prices (autorenew, early bird and regular) will also be $20 more. This is the typical price increase for ST.
     
  6. bosco10021

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    I tried to sign up for the 10 month Sunday Ticket online and it came up: "The item you have selected is already part of your Current Setup." Which is partially correct. I am on auto-renewal for Sunday Ticket but it shows as "Sunday Ticket 5 months @$53.50.

    I realize that the cost is slightly more by doing the 10 month deal @$27.99 ($279.99) versus my current 5 months @$53.50 ($267.50).

    Does anyone know how to choose the 10 month deal online if I want it?
    Do I "remove" my current Sunday Ticket online and then sign up for the 10 month deal?

    I know this seems self-explanatory, but I am trying to do this correctly online without having to go through the hassle of talking to a CSR.

    Has anyone else done this same process online ?

    Thanks
     
  7. DMG

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    I did but since this was my first time I signed up for Sunday Ticket, I figured that they were giving me a deal. I'm not sure how to get it for free next season. I assume that if it auto-renews it will no longer be "free".

    Have people gotten SuperFan free for more than their first year of Sunday Ticket? I'm not sure it is worth getting Sunday Ticket without the HD games.
     
  8. DMG

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    During the regular season, the only football games I got in SD were the Sunday Night game on NBC. Everything else was HD: Sunday Ticket with Superfan, Monday Night Football on EPSNHD, and NFL Network HD.

    Now that the playoffs are going and everything is only available on locals, and since locals aren't available HD in Santa Cruz, all the playoff games are now SD. It is a real come down from all that beautiful HD content during the regular season.

    I hope the rumors are true that the SuperBowl will be available in HD via an unblacked out national NBC feed. It is just too sad watching this stuff in SD.
     
  9. tonypitt

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    I totally agree with this as I'm in the exact same boat. For some reason the only local station DTV has in HD in this area is CBS. I'm not looking forward to the SuperBowl in SD. My hope is that like the game last night, there will be an HD feed opened.

    I wanted to have a SuperBowl party this year, but there's no way I'll have people over to watch the event in SD.

    While I'm wishing, I wish that SuperFan extended through the Playoffs. I'd like to see the shortcuts for each of the games.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    The advertisers pay record amounts for the Superbowl to get the largest viewing audience possible - a blackout on network TV is beyond unlikely.
     
  11. Jeremy W

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    Of course, but what they're referring to is having access to the SuperBowl on DirecTV's HD DNS channels since they don't have access to NBC HD programming in their own markets.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    Then that would be different that "blacked out" as was referenced....wouldn't it....

    Then OTA is the only other option.
     
  13. Jeremy W

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    Yeah, blacked out is not the correct term in this case.
     
  14. redram38

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    I am done with it this year. I have always gotten SF for free but with my team being the Rams all it does is cause my Sundays to SUCK :). If I skip it then I am certain the Rams will be the Falcons and Dolphins in 2009 and win their division. But really the price is just to high to keep getting every year.
     
  15. B. Shoe

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    I've posted this on other Sunday Ticket threads, but we've got a core group of twenty guys here that all chip in on one ST subscription. We each toss in about twenty-five dollars each season. Granted, you've got to either have a buddy that has a spouse that's cool with having a bunch of football crazy fans ransack their home, or have a better half that's cool with you inviting a crew of guys over each weekend. Even if you can get five guys together, that cuts your cost dramatically and gives you some people to watch football with each weekend.

    My situation isn't the norm for everyone, I'm sure, but there are ways to defer the cost with a little help from your friends. :)

    Dependent on what team you root for and where you live, I can see where it could be difficult to keep ponying up the cash if you pay all of the cost. For example, we watch Pittsburgh games and the Steelers had eleven games (including four of the first five) televised nationally (at least in our area) in 2008 and I could have watched TWELVE Dallas Cowboys' games (including five of the last six) without Sunday Ticket.

    Between Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games, along with the NFL's flex scheduling, it's tough to justify the cost for certain fans when you could just hit a local watering hole that's carrying Sunday Ticket. But then again, it's all choice of the consumer.
     
  16. joshjr

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    I watch all the games alone but plan on having people over this next year. I will have Sunday Ticket again with SuperFan no matter what. I live in Oklahoma and without Sunday Ticket we hardly get any Colts games. With the locals showing Chiefs and Rams it leaves alot to be desired.
     
  17. dcowboy7

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    for me problems if i didnt have the ticket:

    1 - cant watch favorite team every week thats isnt in your home town.
    2 - getting stuck watching the home town team when they are 3-8 instead of another good game that is then blacked out.
    3 - cant watch other games that u may have $$ on.
    4 - having only 1 game to watch at either 1:00 or 4:15....ugg.
    5 - in ny because of giants & jets there are multiple sunday afternoons of only 2 games.
    6 - cbs/fox "flex block" 5 good games each so they will not move to primetime & u may not see them.
    7 - ive always gotten superfan free so all games in HD.
    8 - with superfan get "nfl shortcuts".
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    I have enjoyed NFL Sunday Ticket every year since it came out.

    I enjoy the service, the extras, and the new things they add every year.

    Since I live in a city other than the location of my favorite team - blackouts have never been a problem.

    But all that said....every year, with the costs going up...it gets harder to renew.

    2009 will be another "sole-searching" year to make that decision here.

    Either way, the decision will be a tough one.
     
  19. Araxen

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    Gonna opt out for next season. I think here in Chicago out of the 17 weeks two them I wouldn't have been able to see the Cowboys play. Big waste of money on my part this year and it won't happen again next year especially with a $20 hike in the price. It's just dumb it costs so much.
     
  20. kevinwmsn

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    I think I'm going to opt out too. Last year, unlike most of the forum I was unable to get Superfan for free. With the number of games available in my area, once the thursday night game gets kicked in I can get 5-6 games a week. Plus if there's a game I did miss that was good, there's NFL replay on NFL network. What's the point of having Sunday Ticket without HD? They ought to have a HD only version of ST.
     

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