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#26 OFFLINE   renbutler

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

I understand completely that it's the free preview, I understand blackouts, and I am already a fan of the Mix channel. That doesn't change what I said at all.

 

I used to get the Mix channel during the free previews. But I'm not getting it this time. The only difference now is that I downgraded to the Entertainment package a few weeks ago. I don't get Reds games on FSN anymore because of the downgrade. Perhaps I don't get the Mix channel this time because I don't have the minimum available package to get RSNs, so they don't want me to watch the games on the Mix channel instead of upgrading.

 

What base package do you have? If you have something higher than Entertainment, then perhaps there really is a problem, and perhaps you (and possibly I) should be getting the Mix channel.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

Looks like we need to call the Waaahmbulance. You're getting all of the games for 2 weeks free,but not the mix channel.

Is it that tough to look at the programming guide or use the red button scoreguide? It's like complaining about a free meal that didn't come with dessert.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

Looks like we need to call the Waaahmbulance. You're getting all of the games for 2 weeks free,but not the mix channel.

Is it that tough to look at the programming guide or use the red button scoreguide? It's like complaining about a free meal that didn't come with dessert.

 

That's not very nice.  It might have been free but what would make him want to order it if the thing he was most interested in was not working and he wasn't sure it was supposed to on the free preview?  Spending that kind of money for a sports package, I would want to make sure I was getting what I wanted as well.  During a free preview, why wouldn't everything work?


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:57 PM

Looks like we need to call the Waaahmbulance. You're getting all of the games for 2 weeks free,but not the mix channel.

Is it that tough to look at the programming guide or use the red button scoreguide? It's like complaining about a free meal that didn't come with dessert.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

Is it WGN A or WGN 9 feed?
 
WGN 9 SD is some time is used for NHL CI and maybe some NBA LP games.

The SD feed I saw in the 700's the past few days have been the same feed as 307.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:39 AM

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Yeah, you know where you can stick your thumb, peds.

 

What joshjr said. The PURPOSE of the FREE PREVIEW is to entice people to sign up for MLB EI, is it NOT? Plus their commercial specifically mentions the Mix channel! 

Renbutler, I have Choice Extra but it doesn't matter. Even if you're only getting locals the point of the free preview is to get you to upgrade your package. Do you not get free HBO/Showtime/Cinemax when they do a free preview promotion for those channels?

 

Peds next time you go to a fast food restaurant and your kid doesn't get his/her "free" Transformers action figure I want to see how silent you remain about it.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:48 AM

Renbutler, I have Choice Extra but it doesn't matter. Even if you're only getting locals the point of the free preview is to get you to upgrade your package. Do you not get free HBO/Showtime/Cinemax when they do a free preview promotion for those channels?

 

I wasn't disputing you. If you have Choice Xtra, you should be getting the Gamemix. Perhaps I should be getting it too, even with Entertainment.

 

I'll be upgrading to Choice today or tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see if Gamemix works for me after that.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:10 AM

Yeah, you know where you can stick your thumb, peds.

 

What joshjr said. The PURPOSE of the FREE PREVIEW is to entice people to sign up for MLB EI, is it NOT? Plus their commercial specifically mentions the Mix channel! 

Renbutler, I have Choice Extra but it doesn't matter. Even if you're only getting locals the point of the free preview is to get you to upgrade your package. Do you not get free HBO/Showtime/Cinemax when they do a free preview promotion for those channels?

 

Peds next time you go to a fast food restaurant and your kid doesn't get his/her "free" Transformers action figure I want to see how silent you remain about it.

Some packages do not get all the free previews.  Sometimes its due to content on the channel.  Consider this:  A family that wants a very basic family-friendly package because they have children and choose to not have the more adult programming available in their home.  Are you really comparing your whining to that of a child?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:20 AM

Can we not just agree that it is a glitch that the Mix Channel doesn't show up for some/many/all during the free preview of the baseball channels? And that it'd be a more effective promo if it were....... And then let it go? 


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:14 PM

I wasn't disputing you. If you have Choice Xtra, you should be getting the Gamemix. Perhaps I should be getting it too, even with Entertainment.

 

I'll be upgrading to Choice today or tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see if Gamemix works for me after that.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

Some packages do not get all the free previews.  Sometimes its due to content on the channel.  Consider this:  A family that wants a very basic family-friendly package because they have children and choose to not have the more adult programming available in their home.  Are you really comparing your whining to that of a child?

I'm sure you can always find an obscure scenario to disprove my point. And no, I was comparing my griping about not getting a "free" preview with peds reaction if his hypothetical kid was deprived of his "free" toy, not the kid himself.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

Yeah, you know where you can stick your thumb, peds.

 

 

Yeap, I now in yours.... !rolling

 

Perhaps the missing mix channel is to entice you that if you get the package you WILL get the mix channel.

 

BTW, my son is grown up already and he was never keen of the toy in a "happy meal" because we never ate at those restaurants!


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

Mix now working and it has strike zone and an rogers feed.

 

But strike zone wants like 34 dollars to view full screen.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:13 PM

Mix now working and it has strike zone and an rogers feed.

But strike zone wants like 34 dollars to view full screen.


I also noticed StrikeZone channel is asking for 34 dollars. I'm an EI subscriber and I've been getting it at no extra charge until now.

Tried a reauthorize, no luck.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

I also noticed StrikeZone channel is asking for 34 dollars. I'm an EI subscriber and I've been getting it at no extra charge until now.

Tried a reauthorize, no luck.


StrikeZone channel is working now.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:32 PM

If you have Choice Xtra, you should be getting the Gamemix. Perhaps I should be getting it too, even with Entertainment.

 

I'll be upgrading to Choice today or tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see if Gamemix works for me after that.

 

I just upgraded from Entertainment to Choice, and sure enough, I'm getting the Mix Channel now.

So, the Mix Channel showed up either because my system was refreshed, or because Choice is the minimum package to get the Mix with the EI preview.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

Neither! It was a server side issue, and I believe that everyone who has those channels in their Guide will be able to see it now on free preview. 


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:13 AM

Great, a whole day before the free preview expires. Thanks Directv, and thanks to all of you who broke my balls over this.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

Great, a whole day before the free preview expires. Thanks Directv, and thanks to all of you who broke my balls over this.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

Great, a whole day before the free preview expires. Thanks Directv, and thanks to all of you who broke my balls over this.

You are welcome  :righton:  :)


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