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Any solution to my Grandpa's blackout problem?


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#1 OFFLINE   Jon Ellis

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:19 PM

My grandparents have a cabin in Burnett County, Wisconsin. Being from Minnesota, Grandpa loves to watch the Twins on FSN, but they're blacked out on DirecTV because the cabin is in Wisconsin. The Brewers are shown on an alternate channel, but he has no interest in watching the Brewers unless they're playing the Twins. Now that the Twins have dumped the Sunday games on WFTC, there will be even fewer games available this year.

Any way around this problem? I would consider taking up a collection among the family to pay for MLB EI, but I suspect the Twins would still be blacked out...

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#2 OFFLINE   Kevin F

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:34 PM

I recommend checking the directv website to see what teams/ rsn's would be blacked out. Just to make sure
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:54 PM

Tell him to stop drinking.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:40 AM

Major League Baseball drives all TV game blackout rules, not DirecTV.

DirecTV just abides by those rules. It's the same for most other major sports.

He should call his local stations and ask them how they are implementing those rules.
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#5 OFFLINE   SamC

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:11 AM

You wll want to contact DirecTV directly, but using the zip code for the county seat, you are in only Brewers territory.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:45 AM

You wll want to contact DirecTV directly, but using the zip code for the county seat, you are in only Brewers territory.

DirecTV can't change the blackout rules.
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#7 OFFLINE   koji68

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:49 PM

With MLB EI you can watch any team that is out of market without being blacked out.

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#8 OFFLINE   Pete K.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:46 PM

That's what I would suggest. Get MLB EI for the cabin. Problem solved.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:10 PM

OK, thanks! I see they have a free preview coming up. We suspend service for the winter, but maybe I'll restart it a few weeks early this year to make sure the Twins games are in the clear before paying the money.




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