Well it has been three weeks since Dish was installed and I have not been able to receive on game via RSN's. DIRT only said that they have no control over blackouts, which I understand, however according to the team map I am in the coverage area and yet every game has been blacked out. If there is anyone in the Sacramento area I would really appreciate knowing if it is just me or if this is how it is with Dish. Location wise I should be able to receive, they have not been on another network (except once on MLBN). As an example...today the Giants are at home vs Pirates. Not on any local network or MLBN yet when I tune in it states not available in my viewing area yet according to the maps it should be. Very frustrating, unless there is just something I am not understanding.
Ok, I may be able to help. Several years ago a family member who lives just outside the San Francisco TV market but still within the market for the sports teams there had Dish installed. All the local sports teams were being blacked out. He finally got Dish to correct it. They told him that the default on Dish equipment is to black out all the sports channels when they are subject to blackout, until the correct information is downloaded to the receiver. They did that for him, and he began to receive the Bay Area sports.
He is the only person I heard of this happening, until you. I think that you should pursue the issue with Dish. There may be others on the board who know more, but I believe that what is happening to you should be corrected.
I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be receiving the Giants in Fairfield. Have you compared notes with someone who has Direct or cable to see if the Giants are available on those providers? Unless someone on Direct or cable has purchased MLB Extra Innings, there should be no difference between those providers and Dish.
Please make sure Dish has the absolutely correct location for you. Perhaps a street has been misspelled or a zip code has been entered incorrectly. Do you purchase locals? If so, are you receiving the correct locals? If not, perhaps Dish thinks that you are in a different location.
Edited by runner861, 13 April 2012 - 07:52 PM.