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#26 OFFLINE   David Ortiz

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

The DirecTV website indicates that:

The 17628 ZIP Code is in the home team territory for the following pro teams. With HD Access select channels and teams available in HD are noted below:
Posted Image MASNHD640

Mid-Atlantic Sports Network HDPosted Image

  • Nationals
  • Orioles


Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Posted ImagePosted Image

Posted Image CSNHD642

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HDPosted Image
  • Washington Capitals


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http://www.directv.c...s_lo_maximo.png

http://sports.direct...ign/RTPT_HD.gif RTPTHD659

ROOT Sports Pittsburghhttp://cdn.directv.com/images/global/lightbox/icon_hd_channel.png
  • Pirates
  • Pittsburgh Penguins


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I think you're missing something here. Even though MASN is not his "home RSN" anymore, by subscribing to sports pack he should receive MASN and Orioles games, according to John Metzgar's post above. Much cheaper than Extra Innings, which wouldnt get you the games anyways if his town is claimed by the Orioles. Worth a try at least.


Wrong ZIP. Try 17268.

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#27 OFFLINE   studechip

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

The DirecTV website indicates that:

The 17628 ZIP Code is in the home team territory for the following pro teams. With HD Access select channels and teams available in HD are noted below:
Posted Image MASNHD640

Mid-Atlantic Sports Network HDPosted Image

  • Nationals
  • Orioles


Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Posted ImagePosted Image

Posted Image CSNHD642

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HDPosted Image
  • Washington Capitals


http://cdn.directv.c...all_premier.png
http://www.directv.c...s_lo_maximo.png

http://sports.direct...ign/RTPT_HD.gif RTPTHD659

ROOT Sports Pittsburghhttp://cdn.directv.com/images/global/lightbox/icon_hd_channel.png
  • Pirates
  • Pittsburgh Penguins


http://cdn.directv.c...all_premier.png
http://www.directv.c...s_lo_maximo.png


When I put 17268 into the rsn lookup, it doesn't show MASN as available at all.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

I think you're missing something here. Even though MASN is not his "home RSN" anymore, by subscribing to sports pack he should receive MASN and Orioles games, according to John Metzgar's post above. Much cheaper than Extra Innings, which wouldnt get you the games anyways if his town is claimed by the Orioles. Worth a try at least.


He used the wrong zip. Besides, the sports pack has nothing to do with it.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

He used the wrong zip. Besides, the sports pack has nothing to do with it.


It certainly does, just ask people in Las Vegas or Iowa that are claimed by 4 or more teams, they get one RSN as their "home" RSN, but if they subscribe to the Sports Pack they get access to any of those other teams without paying for Extra Innings. Recently that has changed for some people, such as the person in the "no more pirates" thread, but by and large if you're "claimed" by a team you can get them through your regular RSN or Sportspack.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

MLB Extra Innings is in a free preview right now. If you can't get the Orioles games now during the free preview, then you won't get them when you subscribe.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

MLB Extra Innings is in a free preview right now. If you can't get the Orioles games now during the free preview, then you won't get them when you subscribe.


Good call. If he doesn't get channel 640 now, that means he doesn't get it as his RSN or through EI, which means he's in Bug Selig's gray area of death.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

MLB Extra Innings is in a free preview right now. If you can't get the Orioles games now during the free preview, then you won't get them when you subscribe.


I was wondering that. That seems odd to me. He should enter his zip into the MLB.TV tool and see what it says is the local teams for him.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

Good call. If he doesn't get channel 640 now, that means he doesn't get it as his RSN or through EI, which means he's in Bug Selig's gray area of death.


I would check home and away broadcasts in the 700s.

I was wondering that. That seems odd to me. He should enter his zip into the MLB.TV tool and see what it says is the local teams for him.


Blacked out according to the initial post.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

It certainly does, just ask people in Las Vegas or Iowa that are claimed by 4 or more teams, they get one RSN as their "home" RSN, but if they subscribe to the Sports Pack they get access to any of those other teams without paying for Extra Innings. Recently that has changed for some people, such as the person in the "no more pirates" thread, but by and large if you're "claimed" by a team you can get them through your regular RSN or Sportspack.


Actually, Las Vegas has it pretty good. ALL of the RSN's below are included in choice and above. By adding sports pack, you only get Diamondbacks games on FSN Arizona (No Phoenix Suns or Coyotes).

As a baseball fan, unless you are specifically a fan of a team that is not one of the 5 listed below, you don't even need EI and you have a ton of games every day + ESPN,ESPN2, MLB Net. WGN and TBS.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

Actually, Las Vegas has it pretty good. ALL of the RSN's below are included in choice and above. By adding sports pack, you only get Diamondbacks games on FSN Arizona (No Phoenix Suns or Coyotes).

As a baseball fan, unless you are specifically a fan of a team that is not one of the 5 listed below, you don't even need EI and you have a ton of games every day + ESPN,ESPN2, MLB Net. WGN and TBS.


You lose out if the games are on OTA local (not to Vegas) channels. In those cases, you're blacked out of out of market broadcasts.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:29 PM

You lose out if the games are on OTA local (not to Vegas) channels. In those cases, you're blacked out of out of market broadcasts.



That's true, but there's so few OTA games these days. Angels, A's and Padres are RSN only. Dodgers are going RSN only next year. Giants are down to like 15 games OTA per year, and I bet some of those are against San Diego or LA (or Arizona) which would be available locally on their RSN's.

My point was folks who live in Las Vegas get a lot more games "included" in the Choice type package than someone who lives in a one-team or two-team market.

Of course, if DirecTV decides to just stop offering a RSN there, like what happened to the pirates fan, that would suck.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:30 PM

It certainly does, just ask people in Las Vegas or Iowa that are claimed by 4 or more teams, they get one RSN as their "home" RSN, but if they subscribe to the Sports Pack they get access to any of those other teams without paying for Extra Innings. Recently that has changed for some people, such as the person in the "no more pirates" thread, but by and large if you're "claimed" by a team you can get them through your regular RSN or Sportspack.


It does in some areas, this isn't one of them.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

Adding the Sports Pack or going from Choice to Xtra (in very select areas) just broadens your radius for local teams. Extra Innings isn't going to help with a team if they're considered local. Same is said with Houston fans trying to watch the Astro's or the Rockets. Comcrap owns the exclusive rights and even if comcrap isn't offered where you live, you can't watch the games even with NBA LP.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:36 PM

Actually, Las Vegas has it pretty good. ALL of the RSN's below are included in choice and above. By adding sports pack, you only get Diamondbacks games on FSN Arizona (No Phoenix Suns or Coyotes).

As a baseball fan, unless you are specifically a fan of a team that is not one of the 5 listed below, you don't even need EI and you have a ton of games every day + ESPN,ESPN2, MLB Net. WGN and TBS.


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FS West HD
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Los Angeles Kings



PT
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Prime Ticket
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Dodgers
Los Angeles Clippers



FSSD
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FS San Diego
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Comcast SportsNet Bay Area HD
Giants
Golden State Warriors


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Comcast SportsNet California HD
Athletics
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

Actually, Las Vegas has it pretty good. ALL of the RSN's below are included in choice and above. By adding sports pack, you only get Diamondbacks games on FSN Arizona (No Phoenix Suns or Coyotes).

As a baseball fan, unless you are specifically a fan of a team that is not one of the 5 listed below, you don't even need EI and you have a ton of games every day + ESPN,ESPN2, MLB Net. WGN and TBS.


TWCD
458
Time Warner Cable Deportes
Los Angeles Lakers


TWCSN
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Time Warner Cable SportsNet
Los Angeles Lakers


FSWHD
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FS West HD
Angels
Los Angeles Kings



PT
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Dodgers
Los Angeles Clippers



FSSD
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FS San Diego
Padres



CSNBHD
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Comcast SportsNet Bay Area HD
Giants
Golden State Warriors


CSCA
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Comcast SportsNet California HD
Athletics
Sacramento Kings



Yup I have all those channels in Choice Extra Classic but too bad my team is St. Louis Cardinals so I have to get MLB.TV this year.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

So...you are saying my dad should move to Vegas?:confused:


No, he didn't say that at all. :)

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

It certainly does, just ask people in Las Vegas or Iowa that are claimed by 4 or more teams, they get one RSN as their "home" RSN, but if they subscribe to the Sports Pack they get access to any of those other teams without paying for Extra Innings. Recently that has changed for some people, such as the person in the "no more pirates" thread, but by and large if you're "claimed" by a team you can get them through your regular RSN or Sportspack.


I've got two full time RSN's (FS Midwest & CSN Chicago) and three when the Royals are on FS Kansas City. If I had the sportspack, FS North & Wisconsin would be available as well.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:20 AM

Doesn't MASN also carry Nationals games? Interesting that you get DC locals but can't watch the Nationals on MASN...I know you are talking about Orioles but in any case....:confused:

So you can get DC locals and watch Capitals and Wizards on CSN but can't get MASN to see the Nationals (or Orioles). Something ain't right....LOL
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

Yes, MASN carries the Nats and Os.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

Yes, MASN carries the Nats and Os.


I have seen several of the National's games on the Baltimore CW station over the last few years.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

I have seen several of the National's games on the Baltimore CW station over the last few years.


You have? In live in Baltimore and don't remember seeing a nationals game on WNUV.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

I believe my father's zip is the black hole for MASN. MASN claims the zip is out of their territory while MLB contends the zip is in MASN's territory. So he cannot watch games through the normal regional sports network (which he has been for every year he had Directv - except this year of course) and cannot watch MASN as an outside network with Extra Innings, since MLB blacks out "local" broadcasts.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

I believe my father's zip is the black hole for MASN. MASN claims the zip is out of their territory while MLB contends the zip is in MASN's territory. So he cannot watch games through the normal regional sports network (which he has been for every year he had Directv - except this year of course) and cannot watch MASN as an outside network with Extra Innings, since MLB blacks out "local" broadcasts.


Usually those zones are patched up by using the sports pack.

I assume Nationals are blacked out, too?
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:16 PM

Usually those zones are patched up by using the sports pack.

I assume Nationals are blacked out, too?


I'm not sure. I didn't ask him. I know he watched a few of the Nats games last year, but I am not sure his interest in them. He may have just watched them because they followed an Orioles game.

I was also told the sports pack would not solve the issue.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:27 PM

I don't think anyone has suggested this yet. Suspend DirecTV for MLB season and subscribe to cable for the baseball season. You can probably get some kind of discount from cable for being a new subscriber and they will not require a penalty when you go back to DirecTV in 6 months. I know this sounds like a pain but I think it is your best solution and perhaps DirecTV will have something different in place for next year or you can suspend again next year. I think you can suspend for 6 months each year.
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