But if you've got Sports Pack, you should be able to get it, right? I couldn't get NESN HD until last month because I'm out of the restricted Boston area that had it for months, but now I have it, so now it should be the same with CSNE HD, I would think
Absolutely. NOBODY is getting the "national" 620-1 right now -- it has nothing to do with being in RI. Obviously the channel isn't "on" yet, so I think the other poster is a little confused as to why we didn't see the game last night.
It has nothing to do with the fact we couldn't get NESN outside the Boston DMA until last month. Directv just launched it "nationally" so the rest of us in the region could get it -- which we now do -- and it's the same with CSN (even if 620-1 is only for HD games; it's not a 24/7 HD feed like NESN).
The difference is this channel simply isn't working yet, or they messed up yesterday. There's no other reason, so I'd just be patient and hope they get it ironed out asap.