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If the NFL Sunday Ticket...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Pink Fairy, Dec 4, 2007.

If NFL Sunday Ticket were no longer exclusive, and all providers had it, would you...

  1. A. Stay with DIRECTV

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  2. B. Shop around for the best offer

    250 vote(s)
    68.1%
  3. C. Immediately jump ship, as NFL Sunday Ticket is the main reason why you would stay with DIRECTV

    98 vote(s)
    26.7%
  4. D. Other - please explain in a reply!

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    5.2%
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  1. jclarke9999

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    I voted a qualified A. I'd stay with Directv as longas they still had ST. If they lost it to an exclusive deal with another provider, I'm not sure. I got D* soley for ST, but I have to say that D* is the best option here. It would be a tough decision.
     
  2. hasan

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    Taking this assertion to it's absurd conclusion: at what price would NFLST have to go to before you "no longer considered yourself" a "football fan"?. Furthermore, who cares who has the assignation of "football fan". It's not a like it's a badge of honor or somesuch. Some might even argue that fan = fanatic = fool, but I wouldn't do such a thing.:) So how much might a fool...oooops, excuse me...fan, part with in order to retain the lofty status of "fan"?

    Speaking of "fans", I'm not much a fan of "at any price", but that attitude doesn't make me less of a football fan, just perhaps less willing to be jobbed by the provider.

    Nice pronouncement, though. :)
     
  3. Pink Fairy

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    Well, the answers here have definately been interesting. I know that the NFL ST was/is a big driver for DIRECTV subscriptions, especially in the fall when they have the awesome new customer offer.

    We will have to wait and see what the final results of the poll state ;)
     
  4. SteveHas

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    I love my HR20 and D*, but I must admit the superior PQ of Verizon FiOS would have me looking hard.
    Assuming that NFLST was available on both outlets
     
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Whatever.

    I'm not going to defend my fandom to you. If occasional to you is defined by every weekend, then I guess I'm occasional.
     
  6. randyk47

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    I look at my ST this way......when I lived up in the Seattle area I used to go to an occasional Seahawks game. Even back then two or three home games cost me lots more than ST is costing me today. Fast forward a few years and I get stationed in the DC and go to a few Redskin games. Same deal, ST is way cheaper than buying 2 tickets for 2 or 3 home games. So now I live in San Antonio. I'm not a Dallas Cowboys fan. I still follow the Skins and Hawks. I can sit in the comfort of my home with my HDTV and catch every game, many of which don't get on the locals down here because we're out of market. For me it's both a bargain and a pleasure. I watch other teams occasionally but with one team on the east coast and the other on the west my football Sunday is pretty solid for the better part of 7 hours. I really don't care that much about watching all 12+ games, not why I have ST. Having said that, came to DirecTV because of quality and will stay with DirecTV for the same reason. ST came along well after I was a satellite convert.
     
  7. Koz

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    As a Lions fan, this is a tough question to answer at this time of year. At the start of the season, I would do anything to get Sunday Ticket. This time of year, when I've officially given up on Lions football "forever", I have promised myself not to waste my money on it next year. But when the draft and minicamp roll around...

    I voted B, because isn't that what we all do? Go to the best deal? It just so happens that Directv is the best deal for many of us. I imagine Directv will be the best deal for me for quite a while, regardless of Sunday Ticket, but wouldn't blindly say that I'll stay with Directv forever.
     
  8. Bluecrush703

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    I'd stick with D* regardless
     
  9. woj027

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    If everything else stayed the same, and if the Ticket were out there for everyone, I would have to jump ship to Comcast.

    It would be because of On Demand.

    I know they don't have all the HD Channels (yet??) but their OnDemand works, and works fast, none of this downloading lag time of nearly on minute for every two and a half minutes of show length.

    If DirecTV could work the bugs out, and I know it is BETA OnDemand, I could convince my girlfriend to stay with DirecTV. But with the need to have really high speed internet to make DirecTV (almost) On Demand work, it makes it difficult to like the current format of On Demand.

    Now I would certianly stay if they offered DLB, and offered OTA on the HR21 (or the next HR??), and worked the bugs out of On Demand. But now I'm in dream land.
     
  10. mx6bfast

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    Delray...
    Using that logic I would not be a fan of any team I follow, all sports. Then again, that's that NFL ST thought that those that have it are better than everyone else and D* should cater to their needs only. :nono: I'm not saying all people think that, after years of HD forums that is what I see.

    Besides, I don't like my belly getting that big on beer and fatty foods. Kinda ridiculous isn't it.
     
  11. 2Guysfootball

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    St was my main reason for getting Direct TV as long as they still carried it I would not switch. I love the other programing I am getting from Direct TV and HD on the other service does not even come close to it in my area.
     
  12. Blitz68

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    I would probably go up to about $800 if I had to.
     
  13. Ken S

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    I dumped ST three seasons ago (I had it since it stated on C-Band) because the cost kept going up as the quality of play in the NFL descended to mediocrity. Any game (2 or 3 a season) I've wanted to watch has been available without season ticket.

    I hope it becomes non-exclusive so it'll be available to anyone that wants it without having to join DirecTV.
     
  14. tiger2005

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    FiOS would get some strong consideration in my household.
     
  15. Ken S

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    Or you're a real fan and are going to the games and cheering rather than sitting on a sofa.
     
  16. Proc

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    I switched to D* because I wanted the NFLST and I got fed up with Comcast.

    Fast forward 4 years later...

    I still dig ST. Nothing like kicking back with a few cold ones while a pot roast or chili or some other homemade goodness is coooking in the kitchen (yes, I cook). Its my way of relaxing after a stressful workweek.

    I found last year that I really liked the MLB Extra Innings package just as much, if not more. Its a great value for all the games you get. I put a TV out in the garage and an old Laz-E-Boy and a kegerator (its the Man Cave). I am looking forward to more high def baseball.

    As for would I stay? If ST were available from another provider, and they offered me a good deal...sure, I'd go. I haven't seen a raise in 5 years as this area is economically depressed. It would come down to money, plain and simple.
     
  17. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Out of curiosity, do you have a family?
     
  18. Blitz68

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    That's pretty funny. Real fans do not go to games, just people that like to drink and socialize.

    Real fans watch the game in the privacy of there own home with no interuptions and where they can see every play close up.

    Going to games is a waste of money unless you are there to look like a fan and pretend you can see what is going on.
     
  19. Pink Fairy

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    Please, can we get back to topic?
     
  20. jjohns

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    Survey still showing that 1/3 would look elsewhere or jump ship if D* quit providing Sunday Ticket. One third is a significant number of users considering this forum tends to lean pro-DirecTV. No wonder they pay the NFL so much to keep it. It's responsible for 1/3 of its customers. Amazing.
     
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