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#141 OFFLINE   shadough

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:31 PM

Should be fine. I have 3 dishes on my roof. 2 for E* and 1 for D* (allthough I don't use the D* one anymore). In addition, I'm also using the dish on the neighbors roof too :)

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:39 AM

One quick question. I am also thinking of putting up 3 Dishes on my roof. 2 Directv dishs (one for regular programming and the other for International stuff) and 1 Dish Network (for other international stuff). Now putting 3 dish on the roof - does that damage the roof especially if we were to take it off if we ever sold the home?

You would need to seal up the holes left by the removed lag bolts to retain the integrity of the structure. I'm sure this is done all the time without problems.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

I have not had a chance to post since last weekend but let me just say I LOVE THIS CHANNEL!!

The around the league coverage throughout the day was very cool. Way worth the money for football fans to get this.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 05:04 PM

One quick question. I am also thinking of putting up 3 Dishes on my roof. 2 Directv dishs (one for regular programming and the other for International stuff) and 1 Dish Network (for other international stuff). Now putting 3 dish on the roof - does that damage the roof especially if we were to take it off if we ever sold the home?


Most I have seen just pull the pole and leave the bracket attached to the roof.
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#145 OFFLINE   Galaxie6411

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:29 AM

Just curious Normally, when an NFL team is playing at home, no other can be shown at the same time while the team is playing. So, if Denver plays a 2:00 game at Mile High Stadium, then the Denver game is on CBS,, but FOX cannot show a game at the same time. So, will NFL RedZone be blacked out in this instance?


I always wondered why there was never a 4th game shown in our area, I assumed Fox figured no one would watch so they didn't air against the Donkeys. If you are a NFC west fan and live in the Donkeys coverage area you are totally screwed since there will only be a few NFC west games shown in the afternoon time slot when the Donkeys aren't playing.

I was very surprised how many games RZ happened to tune in to in time, could have been coincidence or they may delay them just enough that they can flip over to them in time. A few times the announcer did admit they were showing a replay but it wasn't very often. Also the networks would be minutes behind on showing the same highlights that the RZ had shown "live". Many times you'd see the play live on RZ then they'd switch to another game that then showed the replay of what you already saw.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 02:46 PM

I always wondered why there was never a 4th game shown in our area, I assumed Fox figured no one would watch so they didn't air against the Donkeys. If you are a NFC west fan and live in the Donkeys coverage area you are totally screwed since there will only be a few NFC west games shown in the afternoon time slot when the Donkeys aren't playing.

NFL Home Marketing rules dictate, how many games in the morning and afternoon, can be broadcast in your area. SUCKS big time too.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 10:38 PM

Can anyone confirm if TurboHD subs with multisport are supposed to be getting this channel. I watched it all last week (and love it), so it looks like I get it which is great just curious if I'm supposed to.

I was thinking about chatting with customer service to get PlatinumHD because I had Turbo prior to 8/1, but I don't want to rock the boat and risk losing my RZC. I can definitely live without Platinum if I need to. I don't think they interest me much, I was just thinking about adding them since they are free now to see what was on them.

I have had TurboHD with multisport for some time, but read that only classic 200+ was supposed to get RZC.

Like I said I'm not complaining in one bit because I love this RZC and would almost pay the extra $20/month for it (I said almost - its not that great) that is would cost to get classic. Just curious about the TurboHD rules as we all know how clear they are.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:07 AM

I always wondered why there was never a 4th game shown in our area, I assumed Fox figured no one would watch so they didn't air against the Donkeys. If you are a NFC west fan and live in the Donkeys coverage area you are totally screwed since there will only be a few NFC west games shown in the afternoon time slot when the Donkeys aren't playing.

I was very surprised how many games RZ happened to tune in to in time, could have been coincidence or they may delay them just enough that they can flip over to them in time. A few times the announcer did admit they were showing a replay but it wasn't very often. Also the networks would be minutes behind on showing the same highlights that the RZ had shown "live". Many times you'd see the play live on RZ then they'd switch to another game that then showed the replay of what you already saw.


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:38 AM

AT&T U-verse has Red Zone also. You get all RSNS if you sub to U-450.


Yep, U-Verse offers the Redzone NOW, in the TOP HD package.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 11:49 AM

Yep, U-Verse offers the Redzone NOW, in the TOP HD package.
ATT can't explain to me why I would have to pay more for Phone, More for Internet, more for TV in a bundle from them. I use ATT DSL now, it would go up $15, a month for the same speed, Phone is $5 more than Vonage, and TV is more than Dish. Aren't Bundles supposed to SAVE you money. Enjoy Redzone over there as well, great channel. Feel free to post again, about the DVR's. Don't feel bad if you have to comeback again.


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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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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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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.

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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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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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