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HD RSN blackouts

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by huskerpat, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. Jul 9, 2007 #1 of 40
    huskerpat

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    what's the point of HD RSN's if I get blacked out of games. I'm in Omaha and both FSN rocky mountain and midwest had games in HD saturday night, but I couldn't watch either. so what's the deal? am I just hosed?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2007 #2 of 40
    FTA Michael

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    The point is that IF your RSN is showing something in HD, then you get to see it in HD. And I suppose that if you're a Sports Pack subscriber and one of those out-of-market RSNs happen to show something that isn't blacked out but is in HD, then you'd be able to see that too. But I haven't seen that second case yet.
     
  3. bruin95

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    The HD RSN's are just for subscribers in those markets. If you're not, you will never see anything on those channels.
     
  4. slowmo

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    I haven't bothered to learn the rules but I have noticed, since I started getting HD RSN's (the 2 SEastern channels), two instances where I was blocked from receiving ESPN because the same game was on one of my HD RSN's.
     
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    This is really the one basic rule, if you are supposed to get game from your local rsn, ESPN will be blacked out whether you get the rsn or not.
     
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    That does not happen on cable. When the Mets, Yankees or Phillies are on ESPN,
    I still get the game on my Verizon RSNs, which are SNY, YES and CSN. I get
    both the HD and SD version.
     
  7. huskerpat

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    that makes more sense. If I understand correctly, if Fox broadcasts the Huskers in HD, I'll get that since I'm "in market".
     
  8. Mikey

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    And you still get the game on ESPN too? Your RSNs should be hollering.
     
  9. Hound

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    Yes, we do get the game on ESPN. The agreements must allow this to happen.
     
  10. bruin95

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    Consider yourself lucky, because that is not what's supposed to be happening. ESPN should be blacked out when your local team is playing on there, with the exception of the Sunday Night game. My local teams are always blacked out on ESPN via my cable co. and via E*.
     
  11. bruin95

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    Yes.
     
  12. huskerpat

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    If you have the sports pack, are you still blacked out if you aren't in market?
     
  13. saltrek

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    For 99.9% of pro sports, yes. Same rules apply as the SD RSN's.
     
  14. Mikey

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    FSN has a national agreement with the Big-12 and the Pac-10 to show games nationwide. If it's not on ABC or ESPN, it'll probably be on the FSN channels. How that's going to work will all the HD FSNs on the same Dish transponder, I don't know.
     
  15. FTA Michael

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    The SD answer to that question is here: http://www.carload.com/dishsports.htm

    One of these days, when HD becomes as expected as color in movies, you might be able to watch a minor-league game or something in HD. For now, those RSN HDs are only used when necessary, and that has always(?) meant a major-league game subject to blackout out of market.
     
  16. anthonyi

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    So, if I purchase the RSN package. I figure I won't be able to see the Phillies. But would I be able to watch teams like the Reds, Chicago, etc.... that are outside the Philadelphia market?
     
  17. Mikey

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    No, you would need to go to Direct or cable and get the MLB Extra Innings package to do that. RSNs only give you pro baseball games for the teams in your market.
     
  18. anthonyi

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    But the teams in my market would be blacked out.
     
  19. Mikey

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    No, they would be blacked out on national providers like ESPN, if the RSN was carrying the game. You always have rights to view the teams inside your market.
     
  20. anthonyi

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    E* doesn't offer me any teams that are in or near my Market area. No Phillies, Met, Yankees, Baltimore, nothing at all. So I thought if I purchased the Sport Package from E* I would be able to watch some Baseball?
     
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