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#26 OFFLINE   mcss1985

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:31 PM

What about Turbo HD. I have Turbo Silver now with multi sport. Based on past experiences I wouldn't think I would get any new channel, but I already get NFL Net. and have multi sport so ... maybe?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:37 PM

What about Turbo HD. I have Turbo Silver now with multi sport. Based on past experiences I wouldn't think I would get any new channel, but I already get NFL Net. and have multi sport so ... maybe?


Hopefully this channel will only be tied to multi-sports and not the base package. (other than requireing the base pack to include NFL Net.)
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:50 PM

Hopefully this channel will only be tied to multi-sports and not the base package. (other than requireing the base pack to include NFL Net.)


NFL RedZone will be available within the Classic Silver 200 ($52.99/mo. with locals where available) WITH a subscription to the add-on package, Multi-Sport Package, which is $5.99/mo. Customers may also receive NFL RedZone in HD with a subscription to the HD add-on package. In order to receive HD local network programming, qualifying customers must also have a ViP®-series/MPEG-4 receiver and an applicable antenna pointed to either the 129° or 61.5° orbital location.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:03 PM

What about Turbo HD. I have Turbo Silver now with multi sport. Based on past experiences I wouldn't think I would get any new channel, but I already get NFL Net. and have multi sport so ... maybe?


Just depends on what channels within the 200 or higher it is tied to. If they're all available in HD, then yes TurboHD equivalent packages will get it. If not, then no. That's more or less the reason any new channel is left out of those packages, they're carriage agreement requires them to be packaged with certain other channels. If those channels aren't available in HD, then it can't be part of the Turbo HD packages since the non-HD channel wouldn't be in them.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:36 PM

Wow this sounds like a pretty cool channel. I am already reserving the PnP window for this channel on Sundays. Cant wait to see it in action thanks Dish!

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:08 AM

There's a promo for the channel at:

nfl.com/nflnetwork/story?id=09000d5d811f59b2&template=without-video&confirm=true

Looks well worth $6/month to me. They said in the video promo they won't have any commercials-- 6 uninterrupted hours of up to the minute highlights. Should be a big hit for fans of fantasy football as well as folks (like myself) who are stuck getting hometown games of teams they don't care about (it was painful trying to watch the Bengals last season).

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:59 PM

Any chance there will be a free preview on opening Sunday?

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:49 PM

Looking at and considering the Red Zone channel, which would require me to add just the $6 multi sport. Noticed on the Dish website the ad for this channel says "Hurry subscriptions are limited". What on earth does that mean?

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:03 PM

Looking at and considering the Red Zone channel, which would require me to add just the $6 multi sport. Noticed on the Dish website the ad for this channel says "Hurry subscriptions are limited". What on earth does that mean?


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Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:07 PM

Looking at and considering the Red Zone channel, which would require me to add just the $6 multi sport. Noticed on the Dish website the ad for this channel says "Hurry subscriptions are limited". What on earth does that mean?

Marketing 101. If you say something is limited, and at a great price, everybody in the world will jump on it quickly. If you say, join at your convience, people trickle in. You know Dish wants this Channel to kick off with a bang. I just hope, it doesn't mean they are including it in the Multi Sports pack, for a limited time.

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Subscriptions are limited... limited to the number of subs they have :)

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:16 AM

I'm not sure how Dish would limit this anyway.

If the only way to get NFL RedZone is to subscribe to multi-sport... then anyone subscribing to multisport would get RedZone.

Dish would have to stop signing people up for multisport just because of RedZone... and that wouldn't make any sense at all.

In order for Dish to have such a limitation, it would mean RedZone would have to be authorized as a channel not part of any other package... which doesn't sound like what they are doing.

So this kinda has to be a smoke & mirrors marketing thing, because I can't figure out any way they could actually limit access to RedZone as part of multisport without limiting multisport as well.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:01 AM

when i had DirecTV i had the sports package for a while, but dumped it. you can only watch SO many channels showing "best damn sports show" over and over with very little actual "regional" sports shows. i'd like to receive the new Red Zone channel, but don't feel it's worth taking on the sports package just to watch a channel ONE day a week.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:14 AM

when i had DirecTV i had the sports package for a while, but dumped it. you can only watch SO many channels showing "best damn sports show" over and over with very little actual "regional" sports shows. i'd like to receive the new Red Zone channel, but don't feel it's worth taking on the sports package just to watch a channel ONE day a week.

Myself, I don't keep the multisports pack all year. Only during the college football season. 6(7) Really good College games this weekend. NFL Redzone is just a bonus for the package, and I will drop the package, as quick as football season ends. I couldn't believe, I could see my Daughters College DivII play in HD no less this weekend. GO CW WILDCAT's.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:57 PM

This Redzone channel will only broadcast on sundays correct? WHat will it show the other 6 days of the week? Picture ad's for it? like what we see on channel 240 for AAD?

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:17 PM

when i had DirecTV i had the sports package for a while, but dumped it. you can only watch SO many channels showing "best damn sports show" over and over with very little actual "regional" sports shows. i'd like to receive the new Red Zone channel, but don't feel it's worth taking on the sports package just to watch a channel ONE day a week.


I would gladly pay $6 per month for the sports tier to get the RedZone Channel then drop it after football season. That will be a total cost of $30-36 per season. I am locked into Direct TV for another 20 months due to having just signed up for HD with them. They require the purchase of the NFL Sunday Ticket at $299.95 AND the Superfan package at $100 for a grand total of $399.95 or about $ 360 more per season. I can see a large number of people switching to Dish for this...


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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:55 PM

[quote name='epokopac'][quote name='surfdude85']sounds great! so can someone having classic bronze add the multi sports pkg, and receive this new channel?

'Fraid not. Need to have Classic Silver or higher WITH the MSP (Multi Sports Pack) to get the NFL Network Red Zone. You can't get the "existing" NFL Network channel anyway if you don't subscribe to Classic Silver or higher to begin with. :([/QUOTE]

But you can add the multi sport package to Bronze plus.
I have this package now.
I wonder if I will get the channel on the 13th?:confused:

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:47 AM

[quote name='bootman'][quote name='epokopac']

But you can add the multi sport package to Bronze plus.
I have this package now.
I wonder if I will get the channel on the 13th?:confused:[/QUOTE]

You probably "won't" unless you are on Classic Silver or higher. It's not enough to just have the MSP (Multi Sports Pack) active. If NFL RedZone is NOT active for you on Sunday, you "could" upgrade to Classic Silver (could probably even do it online) for the length of the NFL season and then switch back to Bronze Plus when the season's over.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:43 PM

Will it start w/ the opening kickoff?? Or will we just see Hansons face till someone goes into the 'redzone'? Cuz kickoffs could lead to touchdowns. How would they handle a kickoff return for TD if they weren't already ON that game, show it as replay kinda like a 30 second delay? I think it would be cool to show every opening kickoff of every game. Cuz not every game starts at exactly the same time, close but not exactly. Plus if we dont see a kickoff, we might miss a score ;)

I can't recall being this excited about getting a channel before, except maybe when I finally discerned that Cox Sports Television (CST) of Louisiana was actually being shown on Cox cable right here in Fairfax county VIRGINIA!

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:27 AM

[quote name='epokopac'][quote name='bootman']

You probably "won't" unless you are on Classic Silver or higher. It's not enough to just have the MSP (Multi Sports Pack) active. If NFL RedZone is NOT active for you on Sunday, you "could" upgrade to Classic Silver (could probably even do it online) for the length of the NFL season and then switch back to Bronze Plus when the season's over.[/QUOTE]

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:32 AM

[quote name='bootman'][quote name='epokopac']

I can see the barker now.
Crossing my fingers for Sunday. :D[/QUOTE]
I wish you luck. Bottom of the screen it says * with Classic Silver 200 programing. Looks like that will be the Minimum package.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 11:31 AM

I would gladly pay $6 per month for the sports tier to get the RedZone Channel then drop it after football season. That will be a total cost of $30-36 per season. I am locked into Direct TV for another 20 months due to having just signed up for HD with them. They require the purchase of the NFL Sunday Ticket at $299.95 AND the Superfan package at $100 for a grand total of $399.95 or about $ 360 more per season. I can see a large number of people switching to Dish for this...


:nono2:


For those of you like myself who are locked into Dtv and cannot or will not pony up the $ 400 for their Redzone Channel (or to pay the early termination charge) I am starting a campaign to ask the NFL to bring the Redzone Channel online to NFL.COM much like their FieldPass Radio broadcast. So if you think this is a good idea send them a note at the link below.

http://www.nfl.com/contact-us

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 11:48 AM

I would gladly pay $6 per month for the sports tier to get the RedZone Channel then drop it after football season. That will be a total cost of $30-36 per season. I am locked into Direct TV for another 20 months due to having just signed up for HD with them. They require the purchase of the NFL Sunday Ticket at $299.95 AND the Superfan package at $100 for a grand total of $399.95 or about $ 360 more per season. I can see a large number of people switching to Dish for this...


:nono2:


You're comparison is like saying you can goto a highschool musical for $3 instead of Broadway for $300. You're not comparing the same thing and you're just buying into the advertising hype. I can't wait to see people's reaction to this over hyped channel tomorrow and see how let down they're going to be.

NFL and other providers are marketing this like it's the NFLST but it's not even close. This is going to cause some bad blood between customers and their providers. They had a chance to have a big win by just telling people what it would really do without trying to make it sound more then what it was. They lost that and it does help fill a need for some people but overall nowhere even close to NFLST.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 11:51 AM

For those of you like myself who are locked into Dtv and cannot or will not pony up the $ 400 for their Redzone Channel (or to pay the early termination charge) I am starting a campaign to ask the NFL to bring the Redzone Channel online to NFL.COM much like their FieldPass Radio broadcast. So if you think this is a good idea send them a note at the link below.

http://www.nfl.com/contact-us

I think that is a great idea, and wish you the best of luck with it.

NFLRedzone, is going to be great, but its very different, than the NFLSundayTicket.
NFLSundayTicket, is really all about watching the game YOU want to watch. Is it worth $300+ to you to be able to the game or the Team you want. I have always thought of it as a season ticket to your team, without having to go to the stadium or for those of us that have moved away from our favorite teams. I am stuck watching the Deadskins vs the Midgets this week instead of being able to see Seattle play.

Redzone is about all the scoring which is great, but you still miss watching the battles in the trenches, and the enjoyment of watching your team. Granted for $300 minimum, and then the addon's like HD, the Price gets steep fast for NFLSunday Ticket.

On a side note, one of the modes may want to merge this thread with the NFLRedzone now active thread. Tomorrow there will be all sorts of posts, and having everything in one thread might make life easier.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 11:53 AM

You probably "won't" unless you are on Classic Silver or higher. It's not enough to just have the MSP (Multi Sports Pack) active. If NFL RedZone is NOT active for you on Sunday, you "could" upgrade to Classic Silver (could probably even do it online) for the length of the NFL season and then switch back to Bronze Plus when the season's over.


Actually since he says he has the Bronze Plus he can get the Multi-sport package and the nfl redzone. Bronze does not include his RSnets but Bronze Plus does and allows you to get the MSP aswell.




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