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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kb24sd, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Hutchinshouse

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    Well I am officially saying bye to D* signed up with AT&T Uverse enough waiting for this channel to come up, don't like the waiting game...So thanks Directv for 5 good years!
     
  4. DirectMan

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    "It was a move like last season's stunning exiling of Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher, both of whom were missed by the desultory end of the season. It was a move like the amazing $3-billion TV deal with the Time Warner Cable network, which the Lakers signed apparently without realizing how staunchly DirecTV and the Dish Network would oppose the increased fees to customers. Neither satellite TV giant is carrying the network thus far, so even Lakers employees in their own building can't watch most of the team's games." Bill Plaschke LA Times.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/lakers/la-sp-plaschke-lakers-20121113,0,4273635.column

    D*'s CEO White must be laughing when he reads this article. It tells me that D* has even less incentive to sign on to TWC Sportsnet. Now if the Lakers had signed Jackson....Me - I am going to follow the Clippers and NHL hockey when it returns hopefully this year.
     
  5. kb24sd

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    :goodjob:


    Trust me you won't regret this move.

    This is coming from a customer who had U-Verse for 3 years before making the mistake of switching to D* this past June.

    Also AT&T announced they are spending $14 billion to upgrade & improve U-Verse's infrastructure and services and will offer 75MB DSL download speeds by the end of 2014.

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    http://www.telecompaper.com/news/atandt-to-invest-usd-14-bln-in-network-expansion--906732
     
  6. Left4Dead

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    So WHY not wait until 2014 to make the switch?

    My old man has Uverse and he absolutely hates it. I've heard nightmares about their TV service - but pretty good feedback regarding their internet service.

    TWC info is back on DTV's "Promise" site, so hopefully this means they started negotiating in good faith again. Not holding my breath though.

    NBA LP BB + VPN will hold me down until DTV and TWC strike a deal.
     
  7. kb24sd

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    I've heard various reports of bad or intermittent service from U-Verse customers who are personal friends of mine.One of them lives in Escondido CA and the problem with his area is AT&T's infrastructure in that area and the distance he is from their central office.

    Like I've said several times on here. I was a U-Verse customer for 3 years before making the switch to D* this past June.

    Honestly AT&T U-Verse service has been great and practically flawless for me on both internet & TV service.I did not experience any major network outages or slow internet service.

    Bottom line is U-Verse has this new Lakers RSN channel.

    While it continues to look worse for D* to reach an agreement to carry the channel anytime soon.
     
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    Best of luck, I get it. Very frustrating sign of the times...sadly it doesn't look good for any of us, regardless of who your provider is. There is a contract dispute just around the corner.
     
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    I wonder how many So Cal subs have switched, or will switch this week alone? There must be some numbers available...
     
  10. Hutchinshouse

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    This 9+ year DIRECTV customer has drawn a line in the sand. This Friday if we don't have TWC Sportsnet I will be calling AT&T U-Verse. I originally was thinking TWC, however after researching, I feel AT&T U-Verse is the better option for me. I already have their max speed Internet. Plus, my house is fully wired for Internet in all our rooms. This will be a simply install for the AT&T dude. I think AT&T TV gets bad reviews because more people live further from the VRAD thingy than close. As for me, the VRAD box is right next to my house. I could actually spit on it from my backyard fence, that's how close it is. No joke. For me, AT&T service should be great. Lastly, I priced AT&T, very competitive. Do I wanna switch? Hell no! Do I want my Lakers? Hell yes! DIRECTV is forcing my hand. I'm well aware I'll lose a few HD channels. However, I'll gain far more. When I call to cancel (or suspend) DIRECTV, it will take a boatload of freebees to keep me. :D
     
  11. sigma1914

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    VRAD distance only affects number of HD streams, not PQ. UVerse channel compression is equal nationally like Dish and DirecTV.
     
  12. litex2x

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    I'd be more concerned about the 5.1 audio drop out issues they have with their boxes. There was like a 20 page thread about it in their community forum that they abruptly closed and still keep stickied. They have NEVER fixed the problem.
     
  13. Hutchinshouse

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    Yeah, I think I read that. I know PQ will not change, I'm just hoping it will be more reliable since I'm so close to the VRAD. That is my main concern. When I stream Hulu and Netflix they are rock solid. I'm hoping I get the same results with u-verse TV.
     
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    That's a bummer, but not an issue for me. I have my DIRECTV reciever hooked to my sound system, but I never use it. I only turn on the sound system when watching blu-rays.

    As for the 20 page 5.1 thread, the Laker-less DIRECTV thread is 67 pages and counting. :D
     
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    Again, if you do decide to switch, please do the rest of us a favor and let DTV know that this is the reason why you are switching--hopefully it will help them eventually get the message!
     
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    Gotta do whatcha gotta do, man. DirecTV above all others understands sports fans are passionate --they built a whole business model around it.

    Luckily, the universe has a sense of humor, so you leaving will pretty much guarantee D* will make a deal shortly thereafter. But someone has to be "that guy", so might as well be you.
     
  17. litex2x

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    Yes but this thread hasn't been closed like the U-Verse thread and there are many more threads in and out of the U-verse forum discussing the issue. It also doesn't just happen with 5.1 audio. It can happen when using 2 CH and having the audio set to digital audio.

    Many people do like to use their sound systems to watch events and TV shows. It's quite a bummer when you're $1000+ sound system is going on and off during Game of Thrones or a Pacquiao fight. I think I can live without having a single rsn channel instead of having all my HD channels plagued with an audio issue. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Laxguy

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    But PQ isn't just about compression- bits per second and number of pixels count, too, no? I've almost always seen that 90% say that DIRECTV® PQ is better than both Dish and Them-verse.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    To little to late IMHO. The should have never stalled their rollout. i am literally three blocks to far away and it makes zero sense why they stopped where they if you understood my neighborhood. zero. They still don't have video service in my area, and I just dumped them for charter Internet since AT&T speed was 6 and charter is around 30 for less money a month. I'm still debating on video for the Lakers games, I'd prefer twc get cox and charter streaming access so I didn't have to get video.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    I wonder if you can't get a discount from DIRECTV to offset your needing AT&T for the Lakers channel.
     

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