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Dolphins in SD again this week.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Crypter, Dec 6, 2007.

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  1. ddeloach1228

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    Actually, Alansaysyo is correct. 3 Dolphins games have been broadcast by CBS in HD that DirecTv decided to not carry in HD. This week's game is not being broadcast in HD by CBS. I complained recently to DirecTv about the three games via email and they sent me an email thanking me for my "call". Nothing else. FYI, these three games were listed on hdsportsguide.com as being in HD and fans in the Miami area received the broadcasts in HD via cable or OTA. I hope the future will be better for the Dolphins on the field as well as in HD.
     
  2. AlanSaysYo

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    Yes, thank you. Miami's games against Philly, Houston, and the Jets (2nd game) were available in HD via CBS and NOT carried by DirecTV. For those three games, it was completely DirecTV's fault that we did not see them. This week is CBS's fault, but it is certainly forgivable considering Miami's record and the viewing area.

    We should really be taking DirecTV to task for not carrying those three games. It's forseeable that they will drop a couple more, meaning at least a fourth of the season would have been snubbed by DirecTV. For my $100, I'm not happy about that at all.
     
  3. AlanSaysYo

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    It actually is DirecTV's fault except for this week. Read above.
     
  4. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Where does Directv promise or advertise EVERY game in HD with Superfan??? Nowhere.
     
  5. Crypter

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    Please..... that is not the argument. Sure not EVERY game will be in HD with superfan. However, Dolphin fans have had a fourth of their games in SD (3 of which were in HD but D* decided not to carry) and I gaurantee you that is more than any other team. We have a legitimate gripe. It should not matter what the record of said team is. The games that D* decides not to carry week to week (that are in HD) should be scattered better. I am sure there are other games that are just as weak as any Dolphins game. At least they are playing for a peice of History. :)
     
  6. AlanSaysYo

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    No one said they did. I do, however, take issue with them blaming CBS for all these years, and when CBS finally steps up and gives them almost all games in HD, they can't handle it. For all of the blame they've deflected over the years, they deserve their fair share this season.
     
  7. Gary Toma

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    You are absolutely correct, DIRECTV made no such promises for the 2007 season. But I think you WILL see that "every possible game in HD" promise from DIRECTV for the 2008 season. Remember, next year Superfan will be all MPEG4 on the new sats and DIRECTV will be out from under their bandwidth limitations with MPEG2.

    But DIRECTV will still have two caveats:
    1. DIRECTV won't be able to have the game on Superfan (HD) if FOX/CBS doesn't produce it in HD
    2. DIRECTV won't be able to have the game on Superfan (HD) if FOX/CBS has 'infrastructure' limitations
    Notice that neither FOX or CBS has said they will be 100% HD for the NFL next year. Don't get your hopes up. The NFL contract does not require 100% HD from FOX and CBS until the 2009 season.
     
  8. dhines

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    considering how they are playing, if there is one game that can't be HD, dolphins would seem to be the logical pick. right after that would be the raiders . . . not many folks watching those games (comparitively speaking).
     
  9. jahgreen

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    I'd stop watching. That's what I've done with the 49ers and Raiders, regardless of whether their games are in HD.
     
  10. sigma1914

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    Weren't there a few Browns games not in HD?
     
  11. Crypter

    Crypter Godfather

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    Well I am a die-hard fan and I will still watch them even if they have not won a game.
     
  12. cantfish2much

    cantfish2much AllStar

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    .... and I'm a die-hard Bills fan and I don't get to watch this game in HD either!!
     
  13. Steve Mehs

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    Actually I don't even believe it will be shown here. As of yesterday there were still a few thousand tickets still left to be sold. Pretty sad, it's it is indeed not sold out that will be two years in a row. 10-12 years ago you couldn't get tickets to a Dolphins/Bills game here in Buffalo, now it seems no one wants them.
     
  14. lflorack

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    You were correct when you posted the above. However, the NFL extended the blackout deadline and a local business has now bought the remaining tickets out and it's now a sellout.
     
  15. Steve Mehs

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    Yep I just read that about 5 minutes ago. Fry Electric bought the remaining tickets. Where I work, we're moving into a bigger plant and Fry is doing all the electrical work. One of the managers was in today talking with my boss, had this come out sooner I would have hit him up for tickets :D
     
  16. Blitz68

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    I understand how you feel.

    Last year my Steelers started out and every game was in HD, until midway through the season.

    So the first half of the season they were 2-6 and all of there games were in HD, second half of the season 6-2 and all games in SD. Yes I was pissed but unhappily accepted the fact that CBS did not consider them a team most people wanted to see.
     
  17. rucknrun

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    As a Raven's fan I know at least 3 of our games early on were not in HD. So you are not alone. What are the chances of the Raven's vs Miami game being in HD? I would think slim and none.
     
  18. Carl Spock

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    I bet all my Packers games are in HD. ;) :D
     
  19. ncxcstud

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    And my Cowboys games too :)
     
  20. morgantown

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    This is the week for the Fins to stop smelling fishy. You got to win a few games if you want picked up in HD while every game is still not carried in HD. You should be fine next year -- I would hope.

    Could you imagine the outcry if Farve was not in HD and the Fins were?

    Craziest thing so far this season is my beloved Steelers were not in HD on the local channel (that is in HD), but they were in HD on the NFLST. What the....?
     
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