Thanks guys, I won't waste my time fiddling then.
Rad is entirely correct. Others have suggested that DirecTV could fix the issue, but for whatever reason they haven't. The issue will affect not just NBA, but all other sports on ESPN and I'm the same error affecting other events and programs on other channels, including DirectTVs 3D PPV offerings.
itzme: I realize it will affect ALL sports on ESPN, I was only referring to the immediacy or rather the lack thereof. The only upcoming 3D broadcasts seem to be all NBA. I've yet to try any 3D PPV. How about VOD? i noticed a 3D VOD channel that I hadn't noticed before.