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#21 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

It just was not that fun to watch really


It was the first year, when we actually paid for it. It wasn't censored and the coverage was pretty good. At least it was good on the other 3 channels, never watched JR to find out about the 4th channel. :lol:

What sucks far more than losing HotPass is losing Inside NASCAR on Showtime.
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#22 OFFLINE   fredw007

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

This realy sucks! Hotpass was the reason I switched from Dish.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

THIS SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Agreed. Other than when the races were on ABC and they used the MRN/PRN audio, I always watched the race via Hotpass. As a Jr. fan, I found it more interesting to be able to follow my main driver but also be able to see the regular network broadcast at the same time. Even the ABC races would have been ok if the radio broadcast was synced up better with the video feed.

I guess we should have seen something coming back when D* dropped the SD feeds of HotPass. That didn't affect me, but probably did affect a ton of others out there.

Oh well, it sucks, but not a thing we can do about it. It was one of the things on my list that made D* the best choice though.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

It obviously wasn't worth the cost. I can't blame them for that.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

1 - NASCAR is in a tremendous decline. Self-inflicted.

2 - The package didn't really add that much to the viewer's experence.

3 - I expect we will see this bubble up on a website for a small fee. People already uplink the driver to crew radio (which is in the public domain).

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Well now that NASCAR finally owns NASCAR.com (Turner owned and operated it until January 1st) perhaps we'll see some things finally become available via mobile apps. It won't be free but I'd be OK worth paying for RaceView for a tablet.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

Well now that NASCAR finally owns NASCAR.com (Turner owned and operated it until January 1st) perhaps we'll see some things finally become available via mobile apps. It won't be free but I'd be OK worth paying for RaceView for a tablet.


Sprint has exclusivity on apps.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

Completely and totally false. No other provider even comes close.


Umh. yes they do.
I was in Maui for the Holidays watching Oceanic Time Warner, and it had more sports channels (other than the RSNs) in HD than D* for only $5.99 a month. That includes the PAC 12 Net, Fox Soccer +, the Red Zone Channel, and every HD sports pack channel that D* carries. It does also carry the three Southern California RSNs, so there is RSN coverage included. It also includes HD sports channels dedicated to Island water sports and another dedicated to surfing.
Please open your eyes just once and realize that the days of D* being the leader are over.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

Umh. yes they do.
I was in Maui for the Holidays watching Oceanic Time Warner, and it had more sports channels (other than the RSNs) in HD than D* for only $5.99 a month. That includes the PAC 12 Net, Fox Soccer +, the Red Zone Channel, and every HD sports pack channel that D* carries. It does also carry the three Southern California RSNs, so there is RSN coverage included. It also includes HD sports channels dedicated to Island water sports and another dedicated to surfing.
Please open your eyes just once and realize that the days of D* being the leader are over.


False. No other provider comes close to offering as much as DirecTV in sports. DirecTV has far more than Oceanic Time Warner. Might help if you did some research.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Hope they don't start doing this with other sports, such as the extra golf and tennis channels they do every year.


I'm sorry but if there is any chance it will save us some money, get rid of them!!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

False. No other provider comes close to offering as much as DirecTV in sports. DirecTV has far more than Oceanic Time Warner. Might help if you did some research.


Your jingoistic attitude towards D* blinds your opinion in any discussion. How is it that I was there watching not research?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

But for me (a non-fan) the only thing I think would be more boring than watching cars run in circles making left turns for three hours would be watching left turns being made from within the cars for three hours.


Well, when you boil down any spectator sport or event to its most simple definition, it can sound boring.

Basketball: "I don't want to watch a bunch of tall people throwing a ball through a hoop for two and half hours."

Rock concert: "I don't want to see some guys strumming on guitars and banging on drums for two hours."

Ballet: "I don't want to watch a bunch of tiny women prancing around on a stage for three hours."

Of course, each of these events, along with auto racing, has a great deal more complexity and nuance that these oversimplifications.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

Your jingoistic attitude towards D* blinds your opinion in any discussion. How is it that I was there watching not research?


You haven't compared what each provider offers apparently. If you had, you would know why your claim is false.

Also, I'd recommend you refrain from using words you do not understand. Jingoistic? Haha. Locate a dictionary.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

You haven't compared what each provider offers apparently. If you had, you would know why your claim is false.

Also, I'd recommend you refrain from using words you do not understand. Jingoistic? Haha. Locate a dictionary.


The definition of jingoism is extreme and emotional nationalism or chauvinism.

If that doesn't describe your attitude towards DirecTV and to those who offer a contrasting opinion, I don't know what does.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

The definition of jingoism is extreme and emotional nationalism or chauvinism.

If that doesn't describe your attitude towards DirecTV and to those who offer a contrasting opinion, I don't know what does.


Thank you for proving that you don't understand the word. Haha!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

I used to watch Hotpass and in fact paid for it the first season it was offered. For the last few years I stopped watching Hotpass because I stopped watching the races live in favor of watching from the dvr to skip commercials and to ffwd thru the boring parts of the race. Nascar has become Napcar to me with only the last 20 or so laps of the race offering an interesting viewing experience.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Starting this year you can start watching Fox NASCAR coverage on internet through thier new agreement with Nascar.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

I am NASCAR fan, watch it frequently. I will get over it.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:07 AM

Thank you for proving that you don't understand the word. Haha!


As jingoism is a synonym of chauvinism he used the word jingoistic correctly. There's nothing improper about it. So what are you gloating about? Or are you ignoring the fact that you didn't say anything in your replies other than "FALSE"?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Sprint has exclusivity on apps.


According to NASCAR.com, premium apps will be available to not Sprint network devices for a fee.

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