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#51 OFFLINE   mshaw2715

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:48 PM

Just to let others know. Those who have auto renew only on this package will receive it at 159 or 6 payments of 26.50. Which is a little bit better than what the price is for those who didn't auto renew and are stuck with that 169.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:03 PM

Cancelled today, no special pricing offer to keep me subbin' either. They did ask why I was cancelling after all these years, just told them the price is too much for me.

It would be interesting to see the actual subscriber list for all providers. I'm sure there will be a few less this year.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:19 PM

Just to let others know. Those who have auto renew only on this package will receive it at 159 or 6 payments of 26.50. Which is a little bit better than what the price is for those who didn't auto renew and are stuck with that 169.

$10 whole dollars, how nice of them.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:10 PM

I'll be cancelling. I'm a huge Celtics fan in NY, but can't justify paying the full price for a partial season. I am not going to reward the NBA.

I'll just catch as many of the national games as I can (and when they play the Knicks or Nets).

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

I'll be cancelling. I'm a huge Celtics fan in NY, but can't justify paying the full price for a partial season. I am not going to reward the NBA.

I'll just catch as many of the national games as I can (and when they play the Knicks or Nets).


The NBA pulled a NFL off with this stuff I mean comeon at least give the customers half price or hell a mix channel.

#56 OFFLINE   mshaw2715

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:04 PM

The ten dollars brings it to about 82 percent of what the auto renew price was for those of us who were set up with auto renew. The 169 is likely 80 percent of what those who were going to buy it when the full season offer would take affect, if a full season of 82 games was played.

$10 whole dollars, how nice of them.



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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:04 PM

I'll be cancelling. I'm a huge Celtics fan ...


You're such a good guy, but your team preference is again so bad. :lol:

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:45 AM

Yesterday, first night of preseason and of course basketball.

Not bad, It was a pretty good night, probably the Bulls Pacers was really compeititve.

Also for what its worth Cavs Pistons looked good to. Also NBA TV, used the FS detroit telecast.

Only blowout was the Sixers 105 wizards 78.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:19 AM

I was surprised last night that the Sixers Wizard game was on with the free preview.Possibly because it was exhibition game yes it was Washington CSN feed but, both teams were sharing the feed.I'll being checking this out at the start of the Sixers season on 12/26 if that game becomes available to me and not blacked out .This would be interesting even if it is only the other teams feed as mentioned a while ago I could live with that .This could be a anomaly or possibly a chance to see home team if league pass is purchased and left open .I doubt this is the case but, it was a nice thought.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:32 AM

I was surprised last night that the Sixers Wizard game was on with the free preview.Possibly because it was exhibition game yes it was Washington CSN feed but, both teams were sharing the feed.I'll being checking this out at the start of the Sixers season on 12/26 if that game becomes available to me and not blacked out .This would be interesting even if it is only the other teams feed as mentioned a while ago I could live with that .This could be a anomaly or possibly a chance to see home team if league pass is purchased and left open .I doubt this is the case but, it was a nice thought.

For the Bulls Pacers game the FSN feed as open to people in the Chicago area.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:55 AM

The NBA did manage to black out the Pistons game on Fox Sports Detroit. Heaven forbid I want to watch a game without their massive annoying scoreline covering the bottom quarter of the screen.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:03 AM

You needed to turn to NBA TV for that game last night. Same rules apply to the preseason that do to the regular season in the NBA.

The NBA did manage to black out the Pistons game on Fox Sports Detroit. Heaven forbid I want to watch a game without their massive annoying scoreline covering the bottom quarter of the screen.



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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:38 AM

You needed to turn to NBA TV for that game last night. Same rules apply to the preseason that do to the regular season in the NBA.


I get it. It's stupid.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 02:35 PM

NBA TV was blacked out in Cleveland. Needless to say it was in the clear in Cleveland on FSN Ohio....in SD.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:40 AM

NBA TV was blacked out in Cleveland. Needless to say it was in the clear in Cleveland on FSN Ohio....in SD.


That must have been a decision on DirecTV's part.

I currently have Crime Warner Cable, and Friday's game was broadcast in HD. FSN's signal has been broadcast HD full time for about a month now. In fact, up to this past Friday, Crime Warner had both FSN feeds full time.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:06 AM

Do the owners own the arena? No. Do the owners keep all revenue associated with said arena? No. Are those games the only thing that happens in that arena? Probably not. They RENT the building or stadium as a tenant. I've never understood why people think owners should pay for an arena the city can use for many other purposes other than a sports teams games and those teams probably see not a dime or the majority of that income.


Let's look at the Cincinnati Bengals:

1. Do the Bengals own Paul Brown Stadium?
No. The taxpayers of Hamilton County own it.

2. Do the Bengals keep all stadium revenue?
Yes. Under the lease agreement that the Hamilton County Commissioners agreed to, the Bengals keep all stadium revenue.

3. Are Bengals games all that take place at PBS?
No. But the Bengals must approve all events, any fees charged for stadium use goes to the Bengals and any revenue generated during the event goes to the Bengals.

4. Do the Bengals pay rent?
No.

5. Do the Bengals pay for stadium maintenance or upgrades?
No. Cleaning and game day preparations are paid by the team. Everything else, including snow removal in the off season is paid for by the tax payers of Hamilton County.

Your failure to understand aside, a great many of these taxpayer funded venues aren't available for use by the community and few if any actually generate revenue for the taxing authority. While pro teams and events can boost the local economy, when you look at Cincinnati that boost in no way covers the nut to build and maintain the stadium.

And when voters get upset at the politicians that agree to such ridiculous lease agreements and vote them out of office, the team hires them in to made up positions paying real money for little work actually done. I'm looking at you Bob Bedinghaus.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 05:24 PM

And now for an actual NBA LP question or two...

Noticed that during the pre-season it seems to be the home team broadcast only. Does regular season give both home and away broadcasts?

Also has anyone successfully linked their DirecTV account to activate the online version of NBA LP?

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:50 PM

I am unable to get local NBA games here because of the Cox Cable contract with the Hornets....yippie

I frankly dont care about the NBA enough to warrant getting this package

The only other non-Hornets games that I am interested in are usually on ESPN or TNT

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:02 PM

man i envy you guys, i wish i had never left directv for verizon fios ,but i missed tivo so much that i switched!,problem is verizon doesnt carry preseason nba games like directv does!. And to make things worse they dont carry all the league pass games in HD!!!!:nono2:

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:58 PM

UPDATE! i just found an email i got from verizon saying my nba league pass would be lowered to $121.00 this year from$179.00 on verizon fios,so i'm cool with that! I would think directv would be offering the same price, anyway good luck to all my friends at directv andmay you have a merry christmas and happy new year!:hurah:

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:11 AM

UPDATE! i just found an email i got from verizon saying my nba league pass would be lowered to $121.00 this year from$179.00 on verizon fios,so i'm cool with that! I would think directv would be offering the same price, anyway good luck to all my friends at directv andmay you have a merry christmas and happy new year!:hurah:


Does FIOS offer both home and away feeds of each game?
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:18 AM

Just called to cancel the autorenew because the real NBA fan in my household died last spring (my mother-in-law.) The CSR told me that due to the lockout there was no autorenew this year, but I doubt that is true.

Also, my son-in-law in Kentucky signed up for the $13 sports channel package, thinking he will be able to see almost all the Lakers games that way. That's not gonna happen, is it?

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:19 AM

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Also, my son-in-law in Kentucky signed up for the $13 sports channel package, thinking he will be able to see almost all the Lakers games that way. That's not gonna happen, is it?


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:40 PM

In reply to gpe verizon does have some home and away dual feeds for some games but not ALL THE GAMES! on top of that the home feed might be in standard definition and the away feed in high definition! so i had to decide if i wanted to watch the game in high definition with the other teams announcers, or in standard definition with my celtics announcers which is what i did! verizon also replays the games 2 more times the same night just in case you forgot to set your dvr! at least they did last year, and i assume they will again this year!

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:45 PM

Thanks celticpride. I guess that explains some of the price difference.
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