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#21 OFFLINE   Peter305

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 12:45 PM

I can't see paying extra for the cavaliers,wnba and mls teams, I'm not a pro basketball or soccer fan. plus it's cleveland teams, what pittsburgh fan in there right mind would watch a cleveland sports team,maybe dwayne wade beating lebron:D



I have subscribed to the Sports Pack in the past so that I can watch English Football on Fox Sportsworld and for the CFL that someone else mentioned.

I am a resident of Philadelphia so I don't get a basic sport channel because of the dear folks at Comcast. It would be nice if DirecTV would allow people to choose another RSN if they are in a Comcast blackout like I am.

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#22 OFFLINE   Amerikes

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 07:23 AM

I subscribed to the Sports pack for the $12 fee, but I really think that I will drop it for now, at the end of my 30 days.

I wanted it for ESPNU, and CSTV, and there are occasions for other broadcast, but there are so many blackouts on the the other channels, that it hardly seems worth it to me. Not sure which way I will go until the College football starts...:)

I would probably like to have the ESPN Game Plan for college football if it they were all broadcast in HD, but most likely will not sign up since it is not. My 50 inch HD TV with 4:3, Zoom, and Stretch, does not do regular digital any justice in my opinion. Man.... that HD ruins everything.

On another note, Heck, I lost the Cleveland vs. Yankee's on ESPN the other night due to the blackout. I wasn't really interested that much in that game, but I was never blacked out on cable....... :confused:

#23 OFFLINE   SamC

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 07:33 AM

I wasn't really interested that much in that game, but I was never blacked out on cable....... :confused:


You "belong" to Cincy, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Until this year, DirecTV never blacked out any ESPN (or TBS or WGN) coverage of any team, including the Reds, Indians and Pirates. However this year's dispute with the silly Sports Time Ohio channel requires blackouts of Indians games in its entire claimed territory. Yes, I know, you don't live anywhere near Cleveland and don't know a Cleveland fan who lives within 3 hours of your house. All a part of the insane system of claimed territories.

On cable, blackouts work differently. The system substitutes other programming (another game or ESPNews) automatically on the ESPN channel and you never notice you are blacked out of a game. However, cable must abide by the exact same blackout rules as DBS.

#24 OFFLINE   Amerikes

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 06:07 AM

Good Explanation SamC........




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