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#1 OFFLINE   jlosh

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:50 AM

I have ordered the UFC PPV on Saturday night. I live in SE PA and Irene will be closing in on my area later Saturday night. I was wondering what contingency plans Directv has if the storm causes a service interruption during the PPV. Years ago, I had ordered a WWE PPV on cable and a storm knocked out everything and most of the PPV was missed. The cable company gave us the encore replay 2 nights later for free to see what was missed. I was wondering if anyone experienced a similar situation in the past and what happened afterwards.

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#2 OFFLINE   zimm7778

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:53 AM

Back when I watched wrestling there was never trouble on my end of things. But in the WWF's May 96 ppv a storm knocked out power to the bulding and their satellite truck. The cable company gave me a choice of either the replay for free or a refund. Then in 2006 when TNA set their building on fire during the ppv, at first all I saw was an In Demand screen pop up making me think it was a problem from them. I called cable and got a $20 credit. It was after this I found out it was TNA's fault, not the cable operator or distributor.

#3 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:54 AM

If you can't get reception because of the hurricane, just call them. They will most likely issue a refund.... IF there is more calls from that area re: same.
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#4 OFFLINE   FenixTX

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:47 AM

If I were you I would wait until a few minutes before the PPV starts and see how the weather is and your signal strength. If the weather isn't bad then order the PPV then. If it is I would hook a computer to your tv and order the PPV through UFC.tv.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:16 PM

If I were you I would wait until a few minutes before the PPV starts and see how the weather is and your signal strength. If the weather isn't bad then order the PPV then. If it is I would hook a computer to your tv and order the PPV through UFC.tv.


What if it's so bad his Internet service dies during the storm. I agree with the person that said order it and call if the power goes out/signal gets interrupted. It's a hurricane. I would think it'd be easy enough for them to see the service address on his bill and know there was a Hurricane in the area. Just my two cents.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:45 PM

Can you cancel it now?

I think I would just cancel it to be safe.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:27 PM

Can you cancel it now?

I think I would just cancel it to be safe.


If you ordered through your receiver, just don't watch it. It *should* turn off automatically and not charge you for it. If you ordered via the web or phone, call and ask them to cancel it for you.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:23 PM

Cancel and be safe
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:32 PM

Ok, I am in FL and have no weather issues, but my question is how the does the transmission work, the event is in Brazil, so could the hurricane effect the transmitting of the signal?

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:14 PM

DTV and ESPN have certainly screwed up LLWS coverage. Apparently, people in Hurricane areas with cable have been able to get the LLWS coverage on their ESPN but I can't on DTV. ESPN and ESPNU on DTV are showing the same HS football game.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:16 PM

DTV and ESPN have certainly screwed up LLWS coverage. Apparently, people in Hurricane areas with cable have been able to get the LLWS coverage on their ESPN but I can't on DTV. ESPN and ESPNU on DTV are showing the same HS football game.


The LLWS game is on ABC

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:17 PM

Ok, I am in FL and have no weather issues, but my question is how the does the transmission work, the event is in Brazil, so could the hurricane effect the transmitting of the signal?


I don't see how, the broadcast will be uplinked from Brazil to a Satellite, downlinked by DTV in SoCal and then retransmitted by them. The Hurricane should have no affect

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:17 PM

The LLWS game is on ABC


Not in Hurricane areas (here in DC it's not....it's on 7.3 which I can't get). Again, cable systems in hurricane areas (with local coverage on their ABC) shifted their ESPN to LLWS coverage. DTV has not.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:19 PM

I would love to watch the LLWS. But all we get is all day weather forecasts treating us like we are stupid and did not prepare. Local ABC channel put LLWS on a sub channel DirectTV subscribers cannot get.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:19 PM

The LLWS game is on ABC


+1, on local ABC in Colorado.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:27 PM

I don't see how, the broadcast will be uplinked from Brazil to a Satellite, downlinked by DTV in SoCal and then retransmitted by them. The Hurricane should have no affect


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:28 PM

Not in Hurricane areas (here in DC it's not....it's on 7.3 which I can't get). Again, cable systems in hurricane areas (with local coverage on their ABC) shifted their ESPN to LLWS coverage. DTV has not.


sorry missed the part about hurricane coverage on the locals

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:50 PM

Again, cable systems in hurricane areas (with local coverage on their ABC) shifted their ESPN to LLWS coverage. DTV has not.

Cable systems serve very small areas, so they're able to do this. DirecTV can't just override ESPN programming for the entire country.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:56 PM

Cable systems serve very small areas, so they're able to do this. DirecTV can't just override ESPN programming for the entire country.


So they can't press a button and put it on 210 that otherwise does nothing but show the DTV logo? They could have done it if they wanted to, but nobody bothered. NYC and other east coast cable systems managed it.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:00 PM

So they can't press a button and put it on 210 that otherwise does nothing? They could have done it if they wanted to. NYC and other east coast cable systems managed it.

It would be a major hassle because of the fact that it's network programming, meant to be shown by affiliates. DirecTV probably decided it wasn't worth it.




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