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Sunday Ticket: $200, ST MAX $300

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by mws192, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. dcowboy7

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    Isnt the thing though that they feel officially offering redzone standalone then too many would drop ST.
     
  2. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    I would think that most that pony up the $$ for NFL ST do so to see thier out of market team every week, or are die hard NFL fans that want the option to watch any game they want. Sure there might be some that would drop NFL ST to just get RZC, but I would think the # of subs that buy NFL ST for RZC only is pretty small. I know I wouldn't ever consider paying $300 for RZC only (unless I win the lottery and am pooping out dead presidents in my sleep :lol:)
     
  3. dcowboy7

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    If they think they wont lose alot + will gain a bunch at $50 then why dont they do it ?
     
  4. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    Thats the big question....they probably have done surveys that show differently...
     
  5. marlen

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    Try being a Bills fan living in Dallas......for that matter try being any other team's fan other than a Cowboy fan in Dallas! You NEED ST
     
  6. Red Dog

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    Better that than losing someone to FIOS who just wants RZC.
     
  7. mikellie

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    You may have had Sunday Ticket since 1997, but DirecTV has only had it since 2000. I have had NFL Sunday Ticket since 1995. 1995-1999 you had to have a big dish to get it. Don't know about auto renewing yet, usually doesn't happen this early.
     
  8. mikellie

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    NFL Football never sleeps!! 24/7/365 baby!!
     
  9. mikellie

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    Try being a Cowboys fan living in Buffalo. I've had Sunday Ticket since it's inception in 1995 and haven't missed a single Cowboys play since. Love it! I would subscribe if it was $1000 per season...although I wouldn't like it.
     
  10. gpg

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    That's not true. I had NFLST with DirecTV prior to 2000. I believe I first subscribed to it in 1996, but certainly not later than 1997.
     
  11. dcowboy7

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    Wiki says ST has been on directv since 1994.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    Since WIKI can be updated by a wide range of people...WIKI has been known to be wrong. ;)
     
  13. zimm7778

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    Sunday Ticket has been on Directv since 1994, not just since 2000. I remember the commercials thinking "damn that'd be cool to not have to watch the Dolphins every week!"
     
  14. anex80

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    Sunday Ticket has been on DTV since 1994. Here is a very good article discussing the history. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/071030
     
  15. Lord Vader

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    I like this excerpt from that article (emphasis added):

    Is it really a hassle installing a dish? OK, maybe in some cases, but a hassle to maintain it? I admit, I have to go dust and polish, re-align, re-calibrate, and shine my dish once a week, and when it rains, I have to put a huge frequency shifting, pass-through shielded umbrella above it to not lose the signal, but other than that, what's there to maintain?
     
  16. trainman

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    You forgot having to go out and rub warming cream on the dish when the temperature goes below 65.

    At any rate, I'd call the linked item an opinion column, not an article.

    The writer, Gregg Easterbrook, is nothing if not wordy. I'm surprised he didn't complain about the hassle of "installing, constructing, putting in, maintaining, and keeping up a parabolic satellite dish antenna and receiver."
     
  17. dcowboy7

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    Apparently not this time.
     
  18. marlen

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    Touche....you may need more than ST if you're a Cowboys fan in Buffalo!

    Between the two SuperBowl losses and the "No Goal" Stanley Cup loss, Buffalonians probably wish Texas would go ahead and succeed from the Union:lol:
     
  19. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    And the upfront cost for that is what?
     
  20. SteveHas

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    ouch
     

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