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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Elistan98, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. Sep 6, 2007 #281 of 320
    Earl Bonovich

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    I would agree.

    While they were not "as good as HD", they were very watchable.

    This will probably be the last weekend for SD... maybe one more.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2007 #282 of 320
    DawgLink

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    Agreed. I am not too interested anyway in that conference but when they get HD games, I will then watch.

    Unless Ohio State wants to kick the bucket against St. Mary's School Of The Blind or something.....pull a Michigan
     
  3. Sep 6, 2007 #283 of 320
    DCSholtis

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    Good point. I just pointed that out for that one Boilermaker fan that maybe out there. :lol:
     
  4. Sep 6, 2007 #284 of 320
    IndyMichael

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    I don't get how watching SD is painful. Perhaps I will when I make the switch to HD, but that won't happen til my tv dies. I sit 8 and 1/2 feet from my 32" JVC SD tv and the picture looks great to me.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #285 of 320
    pete4192

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    Watching SD on an HD-capable set larger than 32 in. is quite painful, as you are thinking the entire time, "I wish I could see the blades of grass, the lacings on the football, the wrinkles on Madden's face..."


    (jk about the Madden thing)
     
  6. Sep 6, 2007 #286 of 320
    NKy.Yall

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    I bet the E* subs would take SD in a minute :)
     
  7. Sep 6, 2007 #287 of 320
    Steve Robertson

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    That's because they are E* Subs;)

    There is enough HD football on every other station that carrys games so it really is no big deal to me but why watch SD when you can watch HD. I guess I am spoiled now and to think when I got my 1st HDTV I would see maybe 1 show a month wow hd has come a long way.
     
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    Steve Robertson

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    I have to admit I did not see any games last week on the BTN I guess I will have to check it out this week and see for myself but if it looks good to everyone that is great on my TV SD not so good sometimes.
     
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    stlmike

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    I am pretty intolerant of sports in SD, but I have seen much worse than what the BTN is putting out. I'm sure it helps that the BTN is capturing most of the games with HD cams and all their studio equipment is (from the marketing hype I've read and seen) the latest and greatest.

    Don't let these games being shown in SD prevent you from seeing another classic like that gem last weekend with Michigan.

    Go Bucks!
     
  10. Sep 6, 2007 #290 of 320
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    E* launched BTN today. They will have games in HD this weekend!
     
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    DCSholtis

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    Yeah but check their deal out, after "Early 2008" whenever that is the channel goes to AT100+ in the 8 Big Ten states only. What about the alumni in other states will they be now be shut out?!! Sounds like a typical Charlie deal to me. They are only doing 2 games in HD this week and will have the main BTN channel in HD the following week. Probably AFTER D* goes live with it...:D
     
  12. Sep 6, 2007 #292 of 320
    heisman

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    They are basically treating it as an RSN, so if you live Big Ten country $39.99 is minimum, outstide Big Ten country you can add the RSN pack for $6, making it $45.99. Still cheaper than D*'s $49.99 minimum.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2007 #293 of 320
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    Fingers crossed! ;)
     
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    tonyd79

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    Nowhere can I find that they will offer it outside of Big Ten country after the national preview. They may but it doesn't say so yet.

    It is an odd way to go since the BTN wants more money in Big Ten states but is basically giving away the channel outside of those states.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2007 #296 of 320
    heisman

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    http://www.bigtennetwork.com/corporate/PR090607.asp

    "DISH Network customers nationwide who subscribe to America's Top 100 and higher will find the Big Ten Network on Channel 439. Customers throughout the nation will also have the opportunity to preview the network until early 2008. At that time, the channel will be carried on America's Top 100 Plus service within the eight states with Big Ten institutions."
     
  17. Sep 6, 2007 #297 of 320
    TriggerDeems

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    Ouch! I don't mean the comment above, I mean the Colts vs Saints Score.

    Just kidding with ya after that OSU comment. ;)
     
  18. Sep 7, 2007 #298 of 320
    Jeremy W

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    The Saints got POUNDED!
     
  19. Sep 7, 2007 #299 of 320
    stlmike

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    Yeah, this is not good at all. This alone would make me move to D* if I were an E* subscriber.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2007 #300 of 320
    MikeR

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    and no overflow games at any time..
     
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