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Thoughts on Sports Pack? What is it good for?


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#51 OFFLINE   slice1900

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:36 AM

Espn 3 games, maybe but most of the gameplan games are already on the satellite in HD on one or more of the RSNs if they can use them (maybe with commercial inserts).

 

They'd have to use the identical RSN feed. Commercial inserts aren't possible on receivers.


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#52 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:01 PM

They'd have to use the identical RSN feed. Commercial inserts aren't possible on receivers.

 

Yes they are. They do it now.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:40 PM

Yes they are. They do it now.

 

No they aren't. Receivers have no hard drive, and don't have nearly enough RAM to store commercials. Theoretically they could stream them over the internet, assuming the receivers are even internet connected, but they'd look pretty bad for people who have crappy internet links or are experiencing a bit of slowdown, so I highly doubt they'd want to do that.

 

Obviously they can insert commercials before they send them to their satellite to be broadcasted, but you're talking about taking a single RSN channel and having receivers show it as two different channels (the RSN channel, and a GamePlan channel) with different commercials. Not possible with receivers.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:51 AM

No they aren't. Receivers have no hard drive, and don't have nearly enough RAM to store commercials. Theoretically they could stream them over the internet, assuming the receivers are even internet connected, but they'd look pretty bad for people who have crappy internet links or are experiencing a bit of slowdown, so I highly doubt they'd want to do that.
 
Obviously they can insert commercials before they send them to their satellite to be broadcasted, but you're talking about taking a single RSN channel and having receivers show it as two different channels (the RSN channel, and a GamePlan channel) with different commercials. Not possible with receivers.


Ah. You meant non-dvr receivers. Got you.

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 12:22 PM

I know this is an old topic but I have been thinking recently of ways to trim costs, and cutting Sports Pack is a surefire way to save $170 per year. That said, I really enjoy having it during MLB season because I can watch pre-game, the game and post-game on the same channel if I want.

It's nice to watch NHL replays during the winter, but that is something I could live without.

If I were to drop it in, say, October or November after baseball season, would I be able to re-subscribe to that package in March, and rinse and repeat next offseason? Or are there limits to how often you can add or drop certain packages?



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 12:26 PM

I believe you can't add and subtract a package in under 30 days otherwise yes as far as I know you can add and subtract packages anytime.

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 09:47 PM

Come start of college football season in September through college basketball in March, every month I use the chat service to ask for a free month of sports pack. About 75% of the time they give it to me. Give it a shot and let us know how you make out.

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 08:32 AM

Come start of college football season in September through college basketball in March, every month I use the chat service to ask for a free month of sports pack. About 75% of the time they give it to me. Give it a shot and let us know how you make out.

 

I have used the lack of Pac12 Network to get $10 off the Sports Pack for either 6 months or a year. It works every time. I love the Sports Pack for college football, hockey, and basketball. Not everyone has a Fox Sports regional (like those of us in the Northeast) and NESN is hit-or-miss with their Big-12, etc Fox selections. And One World Sports is a nice new addition.


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:23 AM

Ask bruce springsteen ?


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