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Game Not Available

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Rangers94, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Rangers94

    Rangers94 AllStar

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    So Sunday 3/3 7:30 i got ready to watch the New York Rangers hockey game like i have been doing for 15+ years on DirecTv. At 7:30 my screen went black said game not avail for me searching for other channels. I Called DirecTv talked to a nice guy, he told me even though i live in northern NJ, the game is being blacked out for me cause it is not sold out, but i called a friend a few black away from me that has Fios he was watching it no problem on MSG HD. I did notice a spare hd dvr i have tuned into the center ice channel but it was not HD. So was this just a rare glitch, or ever game not sold out i will no longer be able to see in HD ? If so i might as well just switch to Fios, but i hope it doesn't have to come to that.
     
  2. d2001dstanley

    d2001dstanley Cool Member

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    I think it was a glitch. They seemed to fix it, as later on that night I was able to watch the game on MSG HD. I have seen this happen on rare occasion (for example, they inadvertently blacked out a SEC Network game on MSG, even though I am in market).
     
  3. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    Aug 9, 2006
    It was a glitch, the SD channel was working fine but for some reason the HD one was not. It was corrected part way through the game.
     
  4. Xsabresx

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    That game was one big glitch from Directv's standpoint.

    The Center Ice schedule said "Sabres feed" and "Rangers feed" both on 776 (and 776-1). The guide had the game listed on 775 and 776. I picked one hoping to get the Sabres feed and got the Rangers feed.

    From the CI schedule:

    Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers (Sabres Feed) 7:30 pm 776 776-1
    Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers (Rangers Feed) 7:30 pm 776
     

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