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#1651 OFFLINE   DawgLink

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

We're ALL paying for channels we don't watch. ;)


So why add more?

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I guess the other providers that carry TWC Sportsnet just wanted to waste money. :lol:


Judging by TWC's failing finances, they may have just done that

Time Warner Cable shares fell about 6.5 per cent in afternoon trading after the second-largest cable operator in the US reported a sharper-than-expected drop in video customers. The company lost 140,000 video subscribers in the quarter compared to the same period a year earlier.

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#1652 OFFLINE   Hutchinshouse

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

So why add more?


So people can watch the 16 time NBA champions. :D

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

He wasn't shunned. He was asking for the moon and wanted complete control and part ownership.Similar to what Pat Riley has down in Miami with the Heat.


Sort of like what TWC is asking from DirecTV to carry the Lakers channel.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

Yes. The Lakers are getting clocked again, but I doubt David Stern and the boys want them to go 1-4 so I'm sure the zebras are going to bail them out.

On Saturday I said next week, that was 4 days ago and you guys are already panicking. Nothing is guaranteed in this industry. Nothing. Do I still think they will get a deal done before the week is up? Yes. Is it guaranteed? No. Nothing is in life.

The remarks I read here continue to just make me laugh. I've explained why these deals are so much different than the cable deals but apparently it goes in one ear and out the other.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Sort of like what TWC is asking from DirecTV to carry the Lakers channel.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

I think the fact that SR is posting in this thread is a good sign.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

So why add more?


Because people want to watch them. I'm sure there are channels YOU watch, that I could do without. That doesn't make it right though to just remove them.
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#1658 OFFLINE   lipcrkr

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

Because people want to watch them. I'm sure there are channels YOU watch, that I could do without. That doesn't make it right though to just remove them.


The difference is most of these stations are part of a broader network. I choose to watch some stations more or even not watch at all but realize the package as a whole warrants my enthusiasm. The "Lakers Channel" is just one part time channel with nothing else that interests me along with most other people. I can watch every Lakers game without paying $4 a month. I will watch the next Lakers game on TNT Tuesday evening. I watched some of the Galaxy game on ESPN last night. There is no need for me or anyone else to pay $4 buck a month, i am NOT missing any games by NOT getting TWC.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

Well...TWC SportsNet's listing is back up on their promise webpage linked to that same beyond tired super stale message;

Wonder if that pretty much sticks a fork in it, and like with the Pac-12 network DIRECTV is determined to ride this out and this season is probably done.

Unbelievable ...:nono2:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

I understand folks still have to negotiate, but didn't D* add a zip code-driven RSN Fee for exactly this kind of scenario not too long ago?
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

I understand folks still have to negotiate, but didn't D* add a zip code-driven RSN Fee for exactly this kind of scenario not too long ago?


This?
http://support.direc...explain-what-it

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

This?
http://support.direc...explain-what-it


Right, that.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:10 AM

Well I am officially saying bye to D* signed up with AT&T Uverse enough waiting for this channel to come up, don't like the waiting game...So thanks Directv for 5 good years!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:18 AM

"It was a move like last season's stunning exiling of Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher, both of whom were missed by the desultory end of the season. It was a move like the amazing $3-billion TV deal with the Time Warner Cable network, which the Lakers signed apparently without realizing how staunchly DirecTV and the Dish Network would oppose the increased fees to customers. Neither satellite TV giant is carrying the network thus far, so even Lakers employees in their own building can't watch most of the team's games." Bill Plaschke LA Times.

http://www.latimes.c...,4273635.column

D*'s CEO White must be laughing when he reads this article. It tells me that D* has even less incentive to sign on to TWC Sportsnet. Now if the Lakers had signed Jackson....Me - I am going to follow the Clippers and NHL hockey when it returns hopefully this year.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:21 AM

Well I am officially saying bye to D* signed up with AT&T Uverse enough waiting for this channel to come up, don't like the waiting game...So thanks Directv for 5 good years!



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Trust me you won't regret this move.

This is coming from a customer who had U-Verse for 3 years before making the mistake of switching to D* this past June.

Also AT&T announced they are spending $14 billion to upgrade & improve U-Verse's infrastructure and services and will offer 75MB DSL download speeds by the end of 2014.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:25 AM

Also AT&T announced they are spending $14 billion to upgrade & improve U-Verse's infrastructure and services and will offer 75MB download speeds by the end of 2014.


So WHY not wait until 2014 to make the switch?

My old man has Uverse and he absolutely hates it. I've heard nightmares about their TV service - but pretty good feedback regarding their internet service.

TWC info is back on DTV's "Promise" site, so hopefully this means they started negotiating in good faith again. Not holding my breath though.

NBA LP BB + VPN will hold me down until DTV and TWC strike a deal.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:34 AM

So WHY not wait until 2014 to make the switch?

My old man has Uverse and he absolutely hates it. I've heard nightmares about their TV service - but pretty good feedback regarding their internet service.

TWC info is back on DTV's "Promise" site, so hopefully this means they started negotiating in good faith again. Not holding my breath though.

NBA LP BB + VPN will hold me down until DTV and TWC strike a deal.


I've heard various reports of bad or intermittent service from U-Verse customers who are personal friends of mine.One of them lives in Escondido CA and the problem with his area is AT&T's infrastructure in that area and the distance he is from their central office.

Like I've said several times on here. I was a U-Verse customer for 3 years before making the switch to D* this past June.

Honestly AT&T U-Verse service has been great and practically flawless for me on both internet & TV service.I did not experience any major network outages or slow internet service.

Bottom line is U-Verse has this new Lakers RSN channel.

While it continues to look worse for D* to reach an agreement to carry the channel anytime soon.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

Well I am officially saying bye to D* signed up with AT&T Uverse enough waiting for this channel to come up, don't like the waiting game...So thanks Directv for 5 good years!


Best of luck, I get it. Very frustrating sign of the times...sadly it doesn't look good for any of us, regardless of who your provider is. There is a contract dispute just around the corner.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

I wonder how many So Cal subs have switched, or will switch this week alone? There must be some numbers available...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

I wonder how many So Cal subs have switched, or will switch this week alone? There must be some numbers available...


I've heard various reports of bad or intermittent service from U-Verse customers who are personal friends of mine.One of them lives in Escondido CA and the problem with his area is AT&T's infrastructure in that area and the distance he is from their central office.

Like I've said several times on here. I was a U-Verse customer for 3 years before making the switch to D* this past June.

Honestly AT&T U-Verse service has been great and practically flawless for me on both internet & TV service.I did not experience any major network outages or slow internet service.

Bottom line is U-Verse has this new Lakers RSN channel.

While it continues to look worse for D* to reach an agreement to carry the channel anytime soon.


This 9+ year DIRECTV customer has drawn a line in the sand. This Friday if we don't have TWC Sportsnet I will be calling AT&T U-Verse. I originally was thinking TWC, however after researching, I feel AT&T U-Verse is the better option for me. I already have their max speed Internet. Plus, my house is fully wired for Internet in all our rooms. This will be a simply install for the AT&T dude. I think AT&T TV gets bad reviews because more people live further from the VRAD thingy than close. As for me, the VRAD box is right next to my house. I could actually spit on it from my backyard fence, that's how close it is. No joke. For me, AT&T service should be great. Lastly, I priced AT&T, very competitive. Do I wanna switch? Hell no! Do I want my Lakers? Hell yes! DIRECTV is forcing my hand. I'm well aware I'll lose a few HD channels. However, I'll gain far more. When I call to cancel (or suspend) DIRECTV, it will take a boatload of freebees to keep me. :D

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

This 9+ year DIRECTV customer has drawn a line in the sand. This Friday if we don't have TWC Sportsnet I will be calling AT&T U-Verse. I originally was thinking TWC, however after researching, I feel AT&T U-Verse is the better option for me. I already have their max speed Internet. Plus, my house is fully wired for Internet in all our rooms. This will be a simply install for the AT&T dude. I think AT&T TV gets bad reviews because more people live further from the VRAD thingy than close. As for me, the VRAD box is right next to my house. I could actually spit on it from my backyard fence, that's how close it is. No joke. For me, AT&T service should be great. Lastly, I priced AT&T, very competitive. Do I wanna switch? Hell no! Do I want my Lakers? Hell yes! DIRECTV is forcing my hand. I'm well aware I'll lose a few HD channels. However, I'll gain far more. When I call to cancel (or suspend) DIRECTV, it will take a boatload of freebees to keep me. :D

VRAD distance only affects number of HD streams, not PQ. UVerse channel compression is equal nationally like Dish and DirecTV.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

VRAD distance only affects number of HD streams, not PQ. UVerse channel compression is equal nationally like Dish and DirecTV.


I'd be more concerned about the 5.1 audio drop out issues they have with their boxes. There was like a 20 page thread about it in their community forum that they abruptly closed and still keep stickied. They have NEVER fixed the problem.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

VRAD distance only affects number of HD streams, not PQ. UVerse channel compression is equal nationally like Dish and DirecTV.


Yeah, I think I read that. I know PQ will not change, I'm just hoping it will be more reliable since I'm so close to the VRAD. That is my main concern. When I stream Hulu and Netflix they are rock solid. I'm hoping I get the same results with u-verse TV.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

I'd be more concerned about the 5.1 audio drop out issues they have with their boxes. There was like a 20 page thread about it in their community forum that they abruptly closed and still keep stickied. They have NEVER fixed the problem.


That's a bummer, but not an issue for me. I have my DIRECTV reciever hooked to my sound system, but I never use it. I only turn on the sound system when watching blu-rays.

As for the 20 page 5.1 thread, the Laker-less DIRECTV thread is 67 pages and counting. :D

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

Again, if you do decide to switch, please do the rest of us a favor and let DTV know that this is the reason why you are switching--hopefully it will help them eventually get the message!




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