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#141 OFFLINE   KAL

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:03 PM

I would think Comcast would have at least some self examination as to why the only reason many subs stay with them is soley because of CSN. Wouldnt they want people to stay because of other reasons and not just because they're playing hardball over a single channel?
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:32 AM

I would think Comcast would have at least some self examination as to why the only reason many subs stay with them is soley because of CSN. Wouldnt they want people to stay because of other reasons and not just because they're playing hardball over a single channel?


Evidentally not.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 07:10 AM

Last night Versus carried the Rangers-Flyers game and took the CSN Philly feed. Several times, there were minor video issues. They even came on at one point and said they were 'welcoming back those watching in Philly because of a technical glitch'. We didn't lose the feed on Versus but apparently the CSN customers did.
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:49 PM

i just wanted to share with everyone outside the market who might read this - the headache we must deal with in the philly area. last night rangers/flyers showdown was something incredible to watch as a hockey fan. there was a lot on the line for both teams. that being said, i was glad i subscribed to a local cable company recently just in time to watch these things. service electric cable is the only provider in my area, comcast will not provide service to my home. the game was scheduled to be shown on versus according to my guide data. knowing the game would be blacked out on directv i turned on my cable box to watch, but the atlanta thrashers game was all that came up? so i switch to comcast philly channel, it is the sixers game. i decided to hop in the car and go down the street to the bar. they only had service electric as well and, not surprisingly, their feed showed the same thing. as i sat there finishing my beer, 3 people called in within that time to ask if the flyers game was on. i travel 15min down the road to a bar i know has comcast. as i entered i saw people with flyers jerseys leaving. seemed odd... anyway, i sit at the bar i ask him if he can put the game on, he tells me it is on some comcast-only channel called tcn, he shared my disgust because many people had come for the game to that bar, but they cant get it. because this bar also has directv their comcast feed of tcn is "blacked out" i asked him, so who the hell can watch the game??? at this point i called up my parents, who have comcast, they had the game, i drive 15min up to their house and finally sit down in the 2nd period to watch. suddenly, the screen goes black and the flyers logo appears, the audio switches to what sounds like an AM radio broadcast play by play. it was like this for what seemed like an eternity. finally the game came back on. i got to watch the few remaining minutes of the 2nd period and the 3rd. today on nhl network they re-aired the game. it is blacked out.
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

psuscott - perfect tale of what may face the rest of the USA once Comcast takes over NBC. We in metro Philly have known the travails of Comcast for years.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 07:47 PM

Evidentally not.

But they can move to that new service...Xfinity!


Well I certainly do admit to missing CSN, I still have 0 regrets switching to DTV from Comcast. Comcast in Philly had an absolutely horrible HD lineup which is why I switched to DTV. I will say that since then, Comcast has improved its HD lineup. Still not as good as DTVs though.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

........service electric cable is the only provider in my area, comcast will not provide service to my home. the game was scheduled to be shown on versus according to my guide data. knowing the game would be blacked out on directv i turned on my cable box to watch, but the atlanta thrashers game was all that came up? so i switch to comcast philly channel, it is the sixers game. i decided to hop in the car and go down the street to the bar. they only had service electric as well and, not surprisingly, their feed showed the same thing. .........


I also have SECTV, and I swear they are colluding with Comcast or Xfinity or whoever they are. The Rangers/Flyers game was on but it was on CN8 or The Comcast Network, not CSN. I notice that there are lots of Phillies games scheduled on CN8 this season. Last year CN8 was in SECTVs extended basic package; this year you have to get the digital package to get CN8. I think Comcast is spreading games around and cable companies are taking advantage of this.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 12:02 PM

i travel 15min down the road to a bar i know has comcast. as i entered i saw people with flyers jerseys leaving. seemed odd... anyway, i sit at the bar i ask him if he can put the game on, he tells me it is on some comcast-only channel called tcn, he shared my disgust because many people had come for the game to that bar, but they cant get it. because this bar also has directv their comcast feed of tcn is "blacked out" i asked him, so who the hell can watch the game???


So, If I as a bar owner have both Comcast and DTV, Comcast blacks out TCN? Is this some sort of reprisal by Comcast because I had the audacity to offer my customers DTV? Did I miss the part where Tony Soprano was hired by Comcast as its CEO?

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 12:06 PM

I also have SECTV, and I swear they are colluding with Comcast or Xfinity or whoever they are. The Rangers/Flyers game was on but it was on CN8 or The Comcast Network, not CSN. I notice that there are lots of Phillies games scheduled on CN8 this season. Last year CN8 was in SECTVs extended basic package; this year you have to get the digital package to get CN8. I think Comcast is spreading games around and cable companies are taking advantage of this.


There web site seem to show they are on ch 50

Public Access (PEG)/TV Guide

http://www.sectv.com/LV/index.html
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 12:58 PM

Sounds like Comcast is trying to make it as hard sa possible for people in and around the Philly markets to get their Philly teams games without being a Comcast subscriber. First Comcast Philly, and now TCN. What a bunch of horse crap.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:18 PM

There web site seem to show they are on ch 50

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http://www.sectv.com/LV/index.html


Good observation. SECTV 50 is normally the Guide channel, but sometimes SECTV will put a Comcast Network game on if its not on CSN. Ch 50 is in the extended basic package so its good for folks who don't have the digital package.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:18 PM

Sounds like Comcast is trying to make it as hard sa possible for people in and around the Philly markets to get their Philly teams games without being a Comcast subscriber. First Comcast Philly, and now TCN. What a bunch of horse crap.


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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:01 PM

We may get mad at C*, but they're doing exactly what their shareholders demand - make money. Give credit to C* - from a US Seator they purchased a clause in a bill that became law, own the sports teams, and force Philly sports fans to purchase their product.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:24 PM

And yet they make money where their channel is on other systems like Chicago and Baltimore/Washington.

I don't know. Seems like they are limiting coverage of their own teams rather than drawing everyone to themselves. The Chicago teams, who are co-owners of CSN Chicago wanted to be on systems other than Comcast. So, are they cutting off their nose to spite their face?
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:49 PM

And yet they make money where their channel is on other systems like Chicago and Baltimore/Washington.

I don't know. Seems like they are limiting coverage of their own teams rather than drawing everyone to themselves. The Chicago teams, who are co-owners of CSN Chicago wanted to be on systems other than Comcast. So, are they cutting off their nose to spite their face?


Comcast owns the teams in Philly.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:52 PM

Sounds like Comcast is trying to make it as hard sa possible for people in and around the Philly markets to get their Philly teams games without being a Comcast subscriber. First Comcast Philly, and now TCN. What a bunch of horse crap.


For many years CLTV has comcast only but the CSN + over flow games on it where on all other systems.

To bad now days on comcast own systems you need a full cable box at about $5-$7+ per tv to get them now as it does not come in on the dta.

Also one other cable systems in the area has csn and csn+ on analog cable.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:56 AM

Comcast owns the teams in Philly.


I know. That is why I said are they cutting off their nose to spite their face. If getting on all systems was important to the Chicago teams, shouldn't it be important to the Philly teams?
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:50 AM

There web site seem to show they are on ch 50

Public Access (PEG)/TV Guide

http://www.sectv.com/LV/index.html


i didnt realize some service electric customers get TCN or CN8 or whatever it is called. i didnt see it on my channel guide: http://www.secv.com/...l_birdsboro.pdf
now i need to figure out which channel is airing playoffs round 1
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:17 PM

scott devils fan, does verizon fios go to your area? what is your zip code

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:56 PM

Nationals - Phillies on CSN Philly looks pretty good today in HD on 728 - 1.

In the guide, Wednesday's game only shows one feed, but Thursday's has 2 HD feeds listed.

On another CSN Philly issue, is anyone surprised Comcrap's Versus is not showing any of the Flyers opening round games?




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