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#326 OFFLINE   MrMars

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

I knew it to be true last year. This year, I'm not so certain. I read somewhere that the FOX RSN's were uplinked by two different outfits. One was exclusively 1080i while the other was 720p. Cincy doesn't look as good to my eyes this year so maybe things have changed.


Rainbow Media no longer uplinks FSN Ohio/Cincy. FSN in Houston finally took over last fall.

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#327 OFFLINE   John Strk

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

Most of the FOX RSN's look pathetic to me and are still broadcasting in 2.0 audio. Fail. NESN, YES, MASN, STO: these are great channels to watch baseball on!
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#328 OFFLINE   slinger45

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

dont forget SNY, it looked good the other day and the sound mix was great

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

Rainbow Media no longer uplinks FSN Ohio/Cincy. FSN in Houston finally took over last fall.

Just checked FOX OHIO recording of last nights Reds game with native on & it is in fact 720p. Wish they'd left it alone. I swear the picture was better last year. More detail.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

I will say I really do appreciate that DirecTV gives us both teams feeds. I was over my parents on Sunday and they have FiOS and they only get one team's feed. So for all our complaining we have it pretty good.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

bill, Fios is in the new england boston area?

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#332 OFFLINE   Boston_bill

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

bill, Fios is in the new england boston area?


It is in certain areas. I live in the same town as my parents and they have Fios but my street isn't wired for it.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:12 AM

I do think it's kind of crazy that in the 21st Century, there are prime games that people can't even pay to see.

That is their right to do, but it seems like some agreement could be reached with people who are willing to pay for these games and the local stations.

Also with today's technology, when will it be possible to seamlessly substitute in local commercials (a la the Weather Channel - type arrangement) onto national channels like those in EI or Sunday Ticket, thereby making blackouts largely unnecessary.

(There is still the issue I guess of a person with access to multiple games flipping between games and avoiding most commercials, but from Fox's perspective, it would a tradeoff of somebody not watching any baseball at all, especially given that it is a Saturday in the summer where non-television options permeate.)

Also given that this is Fox, who owns most of the major cities' affiliates in the first place, you'd think they would care about the audience size for the bulk of the commercials -- the national ones.

#334 OFFLINE   JohnDG

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

Looks like the Lakers game is overlapping the Dodgers game tonight on Prime Ticket, and the Dodgers feed is not listed in the MLB EI channels.

Is DTV going to open up Prime Ticket when the Lakers games is over?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

It doesn't look like it. Just one note, the game may not be available from the beginning at all on directv. Penguins game just has to run into that time slot, which is likely to occur.

Looks like the Lakers game is overlapping the Dodgers game tonight on Prime Ticket, and the Dodgers feed is not listed in the MLB EI channels.

Is DTV going to open up Prime Ticket when the Lakers games is over?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:41 AM

Stupid question here....

Trying to watch the Cards/Reds game via the Mix channel today -- thanks to the idiotic MLB blackout rules.....

However...how do I change the audio that is playing? I see the game in the 'third' window, but can't figure out how to change to that box. Currently just hearing the audio from the ChiSox / Cleveland game in the 1st box.

When I try to arrow over, I just get the internet Apps?!?!?!

#337 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Stupid question here....

Trying to watch the Cards/Reds game via the Mix channel today -- thanks to the idiotic MLB blackout rules.....

However...how do I change the audio that is playing? I see the game in the 'third' window, but can't figure out how to change to that box. Currently just hearing the audio from the ChiSox / Cleveland game in the 1st box.

When I try to arrow over, I just get the internet Apps?!?!?!


Tune to the Mix channel, don't press anything and wait for the thing to load...it takes a minute or so.
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#338 OFFLINE   MarkG21

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

Stupid question here....

Trying to watch the Cards/Reds game via the Mix channel today -- thanks to the idiotic MLB blackout rules.....

However...how do I change the audio that is playing? I see the game in the 'third' window, but can't figure out how to change to that box. Currently just hearing the audio from the ChiSox / Cleveland game in the 1st box.

When I try to arrow over, I just get the internet Apps?!?!?!


In addition to what the above person said, you can also press the red button to change audio streams.

#339 OFFLINE   skizer

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

Tune to the Mix channel, don't press anything and wait for the thing to load...it takes a minute or so.


thanks....just wasnt waiting long enough. Once I let it sit there a bit, it worked fine.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

In addition to what the above person said, you can also press the red button to change audio streams.


It's actually the green button, not red. We did this a couple of times last year with Rockies games not covered locally. If you're watching live, you can use the arrow keys to switch tracks, but if you DVR the Mix Channel (like we did), you must use the greem button to switch because the interactive app doesn't load with recordings.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I have no idea what you mean. I've seen varying resolution on my tv depending on what I'm watching. But I've seen 1080i for many things. Not sure what native is.


Press menu on your remote, go to "Settings & Help" and then choose HDTV. Under video, what is native set to? If it's set to on, the resolution changes depending on what channel you're on. If it's set to off, the resolution stays the same and can be changed by pressing the "RES" button on the front of your receiver.

#342 OFFLINE   mmmason23

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

Just got a call from one of those random directv 800 numbers. Offered me extra innings free plus movie channels free for 3 months if i upgrade my package from extra to ultimate for three months at 6 dollars more a month. Ahhh yea please. Hope its legit

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Just got a call from one of those random directv 800 numbers. Offered me extra innings free plus movie channels free for 3 months if i upgrade my package from extra to ultimate for three months at 6 dollars more a month. Ahhh yea please. Hope its legit


You are likely in a grandfathered package so if you ever want to download from Ultimate you will lose a bunch of channels you currently get in Extra. If that matters to you I'd be cautious, but if not go for it.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

How come we're not getting Pirates vs Dodgers. Just the score is showing up on the Game Mix

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

DirecTV just tweeted that it was blacked out in both LA and Pittsburgh. They want other markets to call.

If the game is at Dodgers, why blacked out in Pittsburgh?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

DirecTV just tweeted that it was blacked out in both LA and Pittsburgh. They want other markets to call.

If the game is at Dodgers, why blacked out in Pittsburgh?


It's on now on both feeds. Im guessing hockey and basketball games were running long.

#347 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

How come we're not getting Pirates vs Dodgers. Just the score is showing up on the Game Mix


DirecTV just tweeted that it was blacked out in both LA and Pittsburgh. They want other markets to call.

If the game is at Dodgers, why blacked out in Pittsburgh?


It's on both RSNs.
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#348 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

Ah, their tweet left that out. They made it sound like it was totally blacked out, not just on EI in those markets.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

Ah, their tweet left that out. They made it sound like it was totally blacked out, not just on EI in those markets.


Whose tweet are you looking at DirecTV didnt tweet anything out. At least not the DirecTV I follow

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

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