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#151 OFFLINE   james2006

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 12:02 PM

For those of you who have been wanting a comparison of the D* version and the cable version, I have D* and Comcast, so I have been watching both this morning.

First off, the channels are basically the same, most of the time they are showing the same game. Overall I like the D* version better. Here are some general observations.

In general, D* seems to be quicker with highlights. There are some exceptions though...D* never showed the onside kick in the KC Oak game. I had the sound of on cable RZC, so I could not tell if it was recovered by KC or not. Not sure why D* did not show that highlight. D* had the highlight of the ATL touchdown before cable, but I have to give cable credit..they were live for the AZ blocked FG touchdown and D* showed the highlight 30 seconds later.

D* tends to cut away a lot more... I like this, less downtime is good time. For instance, after the Andre Johnson TD catch (the one handed one) cable stayed with the replays and D* cut away (great catch btw). In fact, cable stayed all the way through the XP.... Who cares about the XP? I don't. Same thing with the GB Ryan Grant TD. Cable stayed through the XP and D* cut away. When it looked like NO was going for a FG cable stayed until the FG, D* cut away for another game and came back in time for the FG.

Finally, there was a FG that D* showed that I never saw on cable (maybe I just missed it) and one time cable was showing KC on their own 30 yard line when D* was showing a game in the red zone (not sure what was happening there.

Overall they are basically the same channel. I would be surprised if the D* version is still around in a few years. That said, I think D* will always require Sunday Ticket to get any version of the RZC they decide to offer. We can only hope that Superfan falls by the wayside at some point. With the cable offering I think that add on package has taken a hit. (Thankfully you can usually get superfan free)

That's my two cents.

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#152 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:30 PM

I think I found my problem with RedZone.

I don't want to get up at all because I may miss something.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:15 PM

I am still use to commercials so when they show a network feed that is going to commercial I still have that impulse to change the channel or get up. I think the only bad thing about this channel is definitely the fact that I won't get anything done on Sunday now. Even teams I don't care about are interesting just because you see the important/big plays.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:22 PM

I'm loving the red zone... I didn't get a chance to see it last week because I was at the game, but now I would rather watch it than the full game going on the other channel

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#155 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:25 PM

For those of you who have been wanting a comparison of the D* version and the cable version, I have D* and Comcast, so I have been watching both this morning.

For clarification ... are you comparing DirecTV vs Comcast? Based on your Sunday Ticket comments it looks like you are.

#156 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:26 PM

For clarification ... are you comparing DirecTV vs Comcast? Based on your Sunday Ticket comments it looks like you are.


But the Comcast Redzone is the exact same as Dish's, so it makes sense.
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#157 OFFLINE   james2006

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:16 PM

But the Comcast Redzone is the exact same as Dish's, so it makes sense.


Yeah, it's my understanding that there are only two versions: the one produced by D* and the one produced by NFL Network. Therefore, it stands to reason that Comcast and Dish have the same one. One thing that Dish has that I don't have here on Comcast in San Francisco is HD for the Redzone channel. That, obviously, is the biggest reason I will stick with D*s version. Maybe HD will come next week for SF Comcast; they did not even have the channel available in SD or HD for week 1.

One more thing I wanted to add: it seemed like D* was doing the split-screen thing more than the cable/dish version. Interestingly, D* seems to be going to split-screen a lot more this year than in years prior. (I guess that figures, b/c one of their ads for Sunday Ticket is all about RZC and split-screen.)

All and all I am glad more people are getting to see this channel. I remember the sheer and utter delight that I felt when I first saw RZC. RZC is a whole new way to watch football, especially for fantasy nuts. If you are anything like me, the channel will be the driving force behind getting multiple TVs in your viewing area.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:00 PM

Red Zone is THE BOMB!!!!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:17 AM

Ok,
I have discovered a HUGE problem with the Redzone channel.
Redzone makes it impossible to keep an eye on the Nascar Races. Normally I have the NASCAR Race on one tuner and bounce between NFL games, now I JUST can't do that. I have the NFL game and the Redzone channel on instead, and the Redzone channel just has to much going on. NASCAR has another problem to contend with now.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:35 PM

Ok,
I have discovered a HUGE problem with the Redzone channel.
Redzone makes it impossible to keep an eye on the Nascar Races. Normally I have the NASCAR Race on one tuner and bounce between NFL games, now I JUST can't do that. I have the NFL game and the Redzone channel on instead, and the Redzone channel just has to much going on. NASCAR has another problem to contend with now.

They should have put Joey's crash on the Red Zone channel. Yes, I know that NASCAR isn't the NFL but 7 1/4 flips was worth a replay. I'm glad I have a HD DVR.




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