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Need Input: SundayTicket / SuperfaN Ideas


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#26 OFFLINE   calwan

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:47 AM

last year you could program a certain amount of players to track their stats (mainly useful for tracking your fantasy football players). i would love to have have the option to program an additional set of players since i was in two fantasy leagues last year. they could be labled "team 1" and "team 2". or something to that effect.


Also, the potential to save the players from week to week.

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#27 OFFLINE   jtrain73

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:30 AM

That has been the rumor this offseason. Can anyone confirm the dual doubleheaders?



I can't find the quote, but I remember reading that someone from the NFL in an interview said that was not a normal thing, and would only be considered in close playoff impact games/weeks.

#28 OFFLINE   mndwalsh

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:59 AM

I think I have been on NFLST for 6 years now, last year was my first with HD.

Don't get me wrong I love having all the games but with me wanting to watch the Raiders (yeah, I know but I live in MN so what is worse) and with CBS lacking HD and the raiders sucking there were on HD 1 time on CBS (maybe 2). My problem is with the Flex schedule now most of all the good games are on locally and are always in HD during the last month of the season. This is the main reason why I get NFLST is to see the good games that were not on locally because cleveland, detroit or the hated pack are closer to me. So unless they can offer me something better I may just get the NHL package.

#29 OFFLINE   DawgLink

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:10 AM

Cut the price in half.


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#30 OFFLINE   Aransay

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:52 AM

oen question until aht year is sudnay tiket exlsuie ond iretv ?

#31 OFFLINE   hambonewd

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:57 AM

yes sunday ticket is exclusive to directv. does this answer your question?

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:02 PM

Already works that way.



Hmm... Does selecting a game on the "L" screen take you to the SD version, then? I remember being really annoyed about something like that early in the season and then not using that feature anymore. That's why I don't remember.

Also, an HD Red Zone would be nice.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:05 PM

IIRC, on the Game Mix channel when a game was also in HD is rotated through the SD and HD channel number in the bottom coroner. If you hit that window when it was the SD channel displayed that's what you got switched to, same for when the HD channel number was displayed. Timing is everything.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:25 PM

until hat year?

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 01:06 PM

IIRC, on the Game Mix channel when a game was also in HD is rotated through the SD and HD channel number in the bottom coroner. If you hit that window when it was the SD channel displayed that's what you got switched to, same for when the HD channel number was displayed. Timing is everything.


I thought that too but every time I selected it, I was always taken to the HD channel. I was very suprised and happy to see this. I had to remember which games were on my locals though as it would take you to the ST channel which of course was blacked out.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 01:13 PM

oen question until aht year is sudnay tiket exlsuie ond iretv ?



yes, hukt on fonix werkt fer mee too

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 01:17 PM

until hat year?


i think sunday ticket is exclusive until 2010 or 2011 under the current contract. i could be wrong though.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 01:23 PM

Alternate audio for each team's home radio broadcast would be nice.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 02:55 PM

Hey guys, I'm new to D*. On the website it says that you can get the NFLST for 5 payments of $49.80, that's $249 for the year. The Superfan has not been updated yet, but are you telling me that is $99 extra. I want the HD stuff, but I'm not sure that I want it for $99.

Maybe I'm missing something.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:38 PM

i think sunday ticket is exclusive until 2010 or 2011 under the current contract. i could be wrong though.


Currently, DirecTV has an exclusive deal with the NFL, making them the sole provider of NFL Sunday Ticket in the United States until the contract expires in 2010, though past history suggests DirecTV will renew the contract by then in order to maintain one of its key marketing pitches to potential subscribers.


http://en.wikipedia....L_Sunday_Ticket

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:03 PM

I agree with the HD but not superfan suggestion. I never used any of the superfan features and actually found them pretty annoying!


I totally agree. All I want from the SF is HD games. I would pay a little extra but not the full price. It is not worth $99 just for HD. D* gave me SF last year for free and I will not pay for it this season!

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:09 PM

I totally agree. All I want from the SF is HD games. I would pay a little extra but not the full price. It is not worth $99 just for HD. D* gave me SF last year for free and I will not pay for it this season!


Hate to point it out, but if you'll notice the new MLB Package just now coming out.... it has its own 'SuperfaN' addon (at a price) package for HD.

It would seem the marketing is clear.


#43 OFFLINE   Mike P

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:11 PM

This is a great thread & any improvements to NFL Sunday Ticket and Superfan would be great. I can't wait to watch the games in HD. : )
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:13 PM

I got superfan for free last year (first year with hd) and will pay for it again as I got hooked watching games in hd (especially with my Steelers!). But like others, I have no use for any of the superfan features except the hd broadcasts. And even though I know they can do pretty much whatever they want, making you pay extra for these hd broadcasts is inconsistent with their basic policy now of having your pay for hd access and then getting whatever hd broadcasts are then available in your programming package. So, for the price of hd access I can get HBOHD if I subscribe to HBO, but not Showtimehd if I don't subscribe to Showtime. That makes sense to me. Then why doesn't HD access get you NFLST hd broadcasts if you subscribe to NFLST?

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 03:05 AM

I think they charge extra for the HD feeds because of the extra bandwidth used. Does this make sense? My biggest wish for NFLST has nothing to do with D*. It is CBS only doing 3 games in HD each week. The AFC is being slighted big time and was the better conference last year. I only watch (record) games broadcast in HD. What you fantasy and DLB guys really need is the split screen PIP that the VIP622 just got. I guess the HR20 will never do this (bummer). I record all the games and watch them one at a time. I get my fourth HR20 installed today. I just need one more by Sept.;)

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 06:56 AM

How about selecting a game and when you click on the red button, you can select multiple camera angles, mutliple audio choices, in-game highlights. That would be great to just to hear the fans and/or my team radio broadcast while watching the game from the End-Zone camera.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 08:44 AM

I think they charge extra for the HD feeds because of the extra bandwidth used. Does this make sense? My biggest wish for NFLST has nothing to do with D*. It is CBS only doing 3 games in HD each week. The AFC is being slighted big time and was the better conference last year. I only watch (record) games broadcast in HD. What you fantasy and DLB guys really need is the split screen PIP that the VIP622 just got. I guess the HR20 will never do this (bummer). I record all the games and watch them one at a time. I get my fourth HR20 installed today. I just need one more by Sept.;)


Yeah, I forgot about the CBS thing. That really sucks. I was speaking with a very helpful DTV CSR ("Enhanced Support") and she told me that CBS plans on adding one additional game each year in HD. So this year we should get four, next year five, and so forth. I don't know how reliable that is, but it will be interesting to see how many HD broadcasts they do next season.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:38 AM

Yeah, I forgot about the CBS thing. That really sucks. I was speaking with a very helpful DTV CSR ("Enhanced Support") and she told me that CBS plans on adding one additional game each year in HD. So this year we should get four, next year five, and so forth. I don't know how reliable that is, but it will be interesting to see how many HD broadcasts they do next season.


That is exactly correct. I guess a CSR can get it right sometimes.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:24 PM

Not surprised. This was one of the most informed CSRs I ever spoke with at DTV. I had called earlier complaining about not being able to get the Penguins game on 95 as the guide had promised and got a lot of misinformation for about an hour. Then later in the afternoon I called again and got routed automatically to "enhanced support" (or something like that). She not only knew her stuff but was willing to admit when she didn't (instead of feeding me a line to get me to hang up like the earlier CSRs had done). I should have gotten her name. She was good!

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 02:52 PM

How about offering the shortcuts in HD? If a game is telecast in HD, is there any reason the shortcut shouldn't be HD?

Another suggestion: For the Game Mix or "L" channels, how about making reducing or eliminating the border area and making the games bigger? Even on a big screen, they look tiny.

I also agree with the suggestion of Red Zone Channel in HD. It's a great feature, but who wants to watch it in SD when most of the games are in HD?




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