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#426 OFFLINE   DBSSTEPHEN

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:23 AM

Why is root Southwest only available in standard definition


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:29 AM

Why is root Southwest only available in standard definition


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i have it in hd.



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:31 AM

On my receiver it's only available Standard definition


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:58 AM

Watchin' me some awesome HD paid programming as I type! Doesn't get much better than this. :biggthump


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:46 PM

Why is root Southwest only available in standard definition


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I have seen this happen before with new HD additions.  It can take a while for it to replace the SD channel in the guide. Why some people see the HD version right away and why it takes a day for others, I have no idea.  You might try adding the HD channel to your guide manually.



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:50 PM

might need to reboot ur receiver

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:15 PM

is anybody getting program info in the guide for root sports.....on uverse it keeps saying TO BE ANNOUNCED

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:19 PM

is anybody getting program info in the guide for root sports.....on uverse it keeps saying TO BE ANNOUNCED

The guide is fully populated on DIRECTV.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 04:00 PM

Amazing. I actually got an email from directv on the addition. I don't recall one of those in a long long time.
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Posted 17 November 2014 - 04:07 PM

I did, too, as I was watching Rich Eisen on the channel!


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 04:15 PM

Yep same here about 10 min ago.
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Posted 17 November 2014 - 05:59 PM

That would be a nice thing If they do it for all channel changes/additions.
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Posted 17 November 2014 - 06:27 PM

yea but they own the channel..so i think that is why they sent the email..my sarcastic opinion here

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 07:48 PM



rockets coverage by texas counties and Louisiana parishes

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:16 PM

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 08:22 AM

Pardon my ignorance, but why the entire state of texas can get the Astros? Don't the Rangers play in Arlington? If I understand the coverage map correctly, that would be like the Phillies being available on the entire state of NJ.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 09:23 AM

MBL territories are unique compared to other professional sports.  I think this map is a few years old, but it shows how large, convoluted, and overlapping the territories can be:

 

http://www.bizofbase...Map1000x733.gif


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:31 AM

See my post in another thread. I think this may be why the MLB territories are so large:

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...a/#entry3309060


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:42 AM

Pardon my ignorance, but why the entire state of texas can get the Astros? Don't the Rangers play in Arlington? If I understand the coverage map correctly, that would be like the Phillies being available on the entire state of NJ.

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All of the Contiguous United States, except for some small, remote, isolated patches, are within at least one team's blackout territory. Some areas may lie within the territories of two or more. As the accompanying map shows, teams generally have exclusive territorial rights only over their home cities' immediate area, but even then there are exceptions. For example, all of Texas, including the Houston metropolitan area as well as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, as well as the entire state of Louisiana, is within both the Astros' and Rangers' blackout areas
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Posted 18 November 2014 - 03:02 PM

Sometimes it also has to do with NL and AL affiliations I think.

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 07:09 PM

Sometimes it also has to do with NL and AL affiliations I think.


That's what I thought all those years that I got both the Rangers and Astros. Now both are in the same league. It'll be interesting to see if we get both teams next season now that we have Root Sports.

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 07:17 PM

Thanks all. I do recall strange Philly blackouts on my Comcast system when I had Comcast in the mid 00s, because my system at the time covered my town, NY teams territory, but also cover towns in the Phillies territory. So Comcast would just black out all of them!


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 08:39 PM

That's what I thought all those years that I got both the Rangers and Astros. Now both are in the same league. It'll be interesting to see if we get both teams next season now that we have Root Sports.

 

You will get both, the Astros on Roots Sports and the Rangers on Fox Sports, because they are both conseder in our home territory. MLB Blackout rules are writen differently then NBA's. 

 

Here is a graphic of what MLB teams are consider local in your area. 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:31 PM

That's what I thought all those years that I got both the Rangers and Astros. Now both are in the same league. It'll be interesting to see if we get both teams next season now that we have Root Sports.


Yes and I'm assuming that affiliations and decision made ages ago will prevail over change in league affiliation recently because fan bases are already in place; and can anyone see a team ever agreeing to switch leagues if it means losing home territory area?

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 02:40 AM

Might be time to change the main thread title to the new network name? :)






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