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Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by steff3, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 #1 of 39
    steff3

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    Can someone in the Sacramento/SF Bay Area explain to me how to get our local MLB games? I am new to Dish and just assumed if I received CSNBA that I would receive the local games however so far each time I have tried to tune in I receive a Not Allowed to View message. Is this a paid subscription only?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 #2 of 39
    Stewart Vernon

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    What package do you subscribe to?

    RSNs (regional sports) are not included in all Dish packages.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2012 #3 of 39
    steff3

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    AT250. The channel provides pre and post game but is unavailable during broadcast....so far anyway.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 #4 of 39
    VDP07

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    A's are on CSNCA, Giants are on CSNBA. The message you were getting usually means that the game was being shown on one of the local networks, MLBN or one of the ESPN's. It's confusing as to which network has priority to broadcast any given game. Giants are on CSNBA or Fox 40 for 4 games starting Friday nite. A's are on CSNCA 4 times in the next 7 days. On tuesday nite the A's are blacked out on CSNCA because the game is being shown on MLBN.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 #5 of 39
    steff3

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    Yes, exactly, and it shows as much in my guide however if I attempt to tune to say the Giants tomorrow, I get the pop up stating "...not available for viewing in your area". Same for the A's next week.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2012 #6 of 39
    garys

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    Have you checked to league website and see if the teams are viewable in your area. You may get the channel, but it may not mean you are in the team's coverage area.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 #7 of 39
    steff3

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    Yes, I am well within the coverage area. I never had an issue with CSN whle with Direct. Was hoping someone from the area here could chime in, perhaps I am missing something.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 #8 of 39
    steff3

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    By the way, thank you for all who are trying to help. I really do appreciate it!
     
  9. Apr 5, 2012 #9 of 39
    VDP07

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    I live about as far South in the Sacramento DMA as you can get. While A's and Giants games aren't blacked out here, I suffer the same problem you are having with many Kings games. Like I said, very confusing and have never really gotten a reasonable explanation as to why.
     
  10. steff3

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    Well that just sux....a deal breaker for me unfortunately I'm stuck for a while. Its a shame because other than this I ready like Dish.
     
  11. Stewart Vernon

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    I'm curious if you meant it the way it sounded... Are you trying to tune to an event in the future... i.e. tomorrow or the next day?

    If so, I actually haven't tried that with my RSN... it could be that a future event is erroneously "locked" due to corrupt EPG data that will self-correct OR because the EPG hasn't been properly updated for permissions.

    I also forgot to ask if you were talking about an SD or HD channel. The HD channels like this are part-time, so they typically are only "live" to carry a game and not much before or after... so that might be an issue as well.
     
  12. steff3

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    Yes, I was trying to set it to record for tomorrows date via the guide when the message appears. Although the other day I also tried to tune in live and received the same message. I have checked the schedule and both Bay Area teams are playing tomorrow and are suppose to be telecast so I will confirm. With that said, shouldn't I still be able to set it to record for a future date? There are several differences I am adjusting to coming from D*, not necessarily bad, but different just the same and that is understandable but this I did not see coming. Oh, was trying to set to the HD channel.
     
  13. Stewart Vernon

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    You *should* be able to record a future event... but being honest, lots of folks have had issues setting timers to record events on the part-time HD RSN channels.

    The channels themselves don't go live until right around the time of the event... so some people have reported that their timers recorded several hours of black screen OR the "check here later" slate on the channel.

    In addition, I've seen issues where future events on the RSNs didn't even show more than a couple of days out in the 9-day EPG... so it wouldn't surprise me IF the lockout flags aren't properly marked. i.e. you might be able to tune to the channel or set a timer tomorrow but not today.

    To be blunt... the whole part-time RSN HD thing is something of a mess for Dish... and causes at least several problems like this that would be fixed IF they had full-time channels... but current bandwidth forces them to share the space.

    All I can really do is (sincerely) wish you luck with setting a timer. I've seen more than one angry person here complaining after not getting the recording they expected from an RSN HD channel.

    I wish I (or Dish for that matter) had a better answer.
     
  14. tampa8

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    Yes, you can't always record ahead of time on the HD RSN channel, you can on the SD one. You can easily check to be sure you and Dish agree as to what teams you are supposed to get.

    http://www.mydish.com/gamefinder/


    Do it both ways.
     
  15. steff3

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    Thanks Stewart, that was a great response and well said. I obviously have some adjusting to get use to, lol. At least now that I know I can plan my viewing accordingly. I would hope that Dish increases their bandwidth in the future.

    Tampa8...yes, I am to get all our Bay Area Teams, that was a prerequisite before switching from D*. Thanks for the tip on SD but to be truthful....I don't bother with SD any longer but if it was something that I just had to see I suppose it would be better than not seeing it at all (maybe ;))
     
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    The Giants are on ESPN2 today at 4pm.
     
  17. garys

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    If you are new, it may takes a couple of days for Dish to get your blackouts straight. Or, your receiver may need a hit as far as having your location correct, try to pm a DIRT member here to see if they can help you.
     
  18. steff3

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    Cool, thanks for the heads up! That maybe why they showed blacked out on CSN?


    How long is considered new? My install was two full weeks yesterday and they have sent one 'hit" already last week for a different issue. I am thinking Stewart hit it on the head and is just something I need to adjust to. :(
     
  19. steff3

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    Okay, I am officially pissed. I was able to view the Giants on our Bay Area CSN but the A's are blacked out yet available via D*. What gives???? Is this what I can expect from Dish? I really enjoy watching our local teams amd this is not making for a happy time in our household. I was hoping as Stewart suggested that it would be available at game time but it is not. Still says unavailable in my viewing area. I am in the coverage area yet nothing :nono2::nono2: This is the only real complaint I have but one that will cause me to go back to D* as soon as the ETF are at 200.00.
     
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    Is the SD channel available?
     

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