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2010 NFL ST includes HD w/o SF?


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#21 OFFLINE   DawgLink

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:16 PM

My team won the Super Bowl the one year I watched games in SD

I am never switching again

I am THAT superstitious

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:04 AM

Since I didn't have HD this year (apartment building has older mdu dish)....I had ST without HD and it was fine.

I just may do it again this year.

Saved me money

It really isnt the end of the world like some think


I guess it's a situation of "SD is in the eye of the beholder" :lol:

I'm guessing that it's mainly related to the type of TV that you're watching the games. Since I have a flt pnl HD TV, Sd games are a no-no with ST.

For me, I can watch my old TV/DVD's all day in 1.33:1 on my TV but I'm watching them thru a SD upconvert DVD player. I guess that takes the "SD sting" out of my viewing for my DVD's.

As for games, NFL, college football, NHL, MLB, this is where, for me, the difference in SD and HD is light-years apart.

ST was the reason that I waited until Aug '08 to enter the HD TV mkt and that's when I upgraded my DTV to HD. That was the 1st season that all of the ST games were available in HD.
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 07:07 AM

Since I didn't have HD this year (apartment building has older mdu dish)....I had ST without HD and it was fine.

I just may do it again this year.

Saved me money

It really isnt the end of the world like some think


It's HD or nothing here -- no way I would pay for SD Sunday Ticket at the current price. If I wasn't going to watch the games in HD, I would just listen on satellite radio to supplement the local & national games.

In fact, I'm considering doing just that.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:02 PM

It's HD or nothing here -- no way I would pay for SD Sunday Ticket at the current price. If I wasn't going to watch the games in HD, I would just listen on satellite radio to supplement the local & national games.

In fact, I'm considering doing just that.


I would be willing to bet that if the situation came up where you either had SD or radio....you would go with SD

Seriously people....the world didn't end.

I got to see the game just fine. :lol:

I am COMPLETELY with you all though on needing HD....I can NOT watch Golf in SD....always HD

So I understand.....

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:45 AM

I would be willing to bet that if the situation came up where you either had SD or radio....you would go with SD


If the costs were the same, sure. But they're vastly different, and I can get a lot of HD football for free -- including typically 50% of more of the out-of-market team that I follow. So the cost-benefit of Sunday Ticket is definitely an issue that I am thinking about more seriously these days.

(I say this as someone who has purchased Sunday Ticket every year since it became available on C-band, but who is not among the majority whose favorite sport is NFL football.)

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:58 AM

FWIW I just spoke to an agent who said she has no pricing available for 2010 ST yet

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:26 AM

I just called and cancelled.. Before I cancelled I asked for a deal and CSR said they were told deals would be harder to come by this year.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:30 AM

I just called and cancelled.. Before I cancelled I asked for a deal and CSR said they were told deals would be harder to come by this year.


I was told the opposite that they'd be "willing to work" with loyal customers.
Im not about to cancel. Ill decide in August.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 05:17 AM

Directv should stop selling it to individuals & just sell it to bars, clubs etc.
At least then we wouldnt have to hear the bitch & moan fest about the $$ every year.

Instead, we'd hear a bitch and moan fest about how people would be willing to pay whatever DirecTV wanted, but DirecTV won't let them have it. The bitching and moaning won't stop, if you don't want to hear it, don't read the threads.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:27 AM

Instead, we'd hear a bitch and moan fest about how people would be willing to pay whatever DirecTV wanted, but DirecTV won't let them have it. The bitching and moaning won't stop, if you don't want to hear it, don't read the threads.


It still wouldnt be complaining about the price....it would be more like the complaining about not getting versus hd.

Also you wouldnt get the "ST is the only reason i kept directv" reasons anymore.

Also directv would then offer the NFLN redzone channel.

The pros (pun) still outweight the cons.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:42 AM

It still wouldnt be complaining about the price....it would be more like the complaining about not getting versus hd.

Also you wouldnt get the "ST is the only reason i kept directv" reasons anymore.

Also directv would then offer the NFLN redzone channel.

The pros (pun) still outweight the cons.


Approx 2 million NFL ST subs....almost 19 million D* subs...

So even if the 2 million left, D* still would have about 17 million subs...still more than E*.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:31 AM

I'm willing to bet that at least 80% of the people that bitch and moan about the price will still end up getting it. Just the way it is, and D* knows it!
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:05 PM

I'm willing to bet that at least 80% of the people that bitch and moan about the price will still end up getting it. Just the way it is, and D* knows it!


Yeah, we'll get it with one of the annual deals they offer, making the price more reasonable.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:20 PM

I cancelled my auto-renew after the season, it's just too expensive and I get to see 6-8 games of my team anyways. I'm going with the (audio) NFL Field pass for $35. I know it's not the same but it's 10% of the cost.




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