D screwed over Jets fans in S Fla.....

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by saleen351, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. HGuardian

    HGuardian Godfather

    Aug 9, 2010
    So when Directv does lift blackouts on the national Sunday Ticket channels (as bnwrx posted just happened this Sunday) when games overlap they are violating the rules? Good point.
  2. bjlc

    bjlc Icon

    Aug 20, 2004
    every now and then, you can sneak into that channel. .but DON"T CHANGE IT, because you won't get it back.. trust me , I know.. how to sneak in, it happens by hap pan stance..
  3. AMike

    AMike Godfather

    Nov 21, 2005
    This is exactly what happened for me yesterday. I was able to watch the first quarter on 715, then at the end of the first quarter, I got the blackout message. Once that occurred, I switched to the local CBS station.
  4. sweep49

    sweep49 Legend

    Jul 15, 2008
    SW GA
    Same for me; watched on 715 when needed, then switched to local. So did the OP try 715? I thought DTV did an excellent job managing the situation.
  5. r028806

    r028806 Mentor

    Mar 12, 2010
    Just love these posts where DIRECTV is always the culprit. It's never the extremely restrictive blackout rules that must be followed and it's never the local affiliate who chooses which game they are broadcasting, DIRECTV does not care, they should just ignore those regs and do it anyway. Complain to the league people its not DIRECTV.
  6. Garyunc

    Garyunc Godfather

    Oct 7, 2006
    I would wager that the op did not check 715, he just selected the game from game mix and of course it went to the local channel still carrying the first game.
  7. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Rereading his post, it looks like he is confused. He thought the first game would be moved off his local station to Sunday Ticket rather than the second game starting in Sunday ticket then shutting off there when it came on CBS.
  8. kikkenit2

    kikkenit2 Icon

    Oct 25, 2006
    This is a directv problem. They are letting people watch the beginning of the late game. The trick is how to get there. It isn't that simple. I record the entire length of every game. 14 tuners. 49ers are my team. I tried everything last week to start viewing/recording the beginning of that win over Green Bay.

    I preset a recording on the 7xx channel. It wouldn't go there. Once I saw the game on 702/game mix I again tried to tune to that channel. It kept searching and I gave up. I finally just watched that first 6 minutes on 702!

    I never did try to tune to 71x from 702. Someone here said that did work. The method matters. I haven't found it yet. If the niners stay undefeated this will happen a lot this season. We need to figure out exactly how to unlock this blacked out feed. CBS has the double header this week. I'll try getting into the Raiders game early through game mix channel.
  9. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
  10. saleen351

    saleen351 Godfather

    Mar 28, 2006
    Of course I tried 715, I've had NFST for a decade now... The game in S Fla was NOT ON 715! Thus why I was ticked off. The game was locally on CBS.

    D dropped the ball. I don't see how it was CBS, they gain nothing from holding the game off of 715. If you wanted to see the Jets game you turned to GM like I was forced to.
  11. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Guess you lose that wager.
  12. inf0z

    inf0z Legend

    Oct 15, 2011
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is how it works...
    DIRECTV will open up the Sunday Ticket channel if games are overlapping. However, since CBS bought the rights to air the game DIRECTV must first get consent from CBS to open up the Jets game on the Sunday Ticket channel in the case of overlapping games.
  13. Physical Presence

    Physical Presence Cool Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    I got the ultimate screw job. My early game in the SF bay area was the Raiders/Dolphins game. Of course, CBS goes into bonus coverage of the Ravens/ Eagles game, which I can understand. What I can't understand is why in the hell they didn't start the Jets/Steelers game at 1:25 like they should have. They just left the Ravens/Eagles on like it was the only game remaining.

    I wonder if this happened to everyone in the country that was scheduled to see the Jets/Steelers game in their market.

    Shame on CBS for this screw up, and shame on Directv for not opening up 715 until the local switched to the Jets game. I, too, checked 715 several times hoping that the game would be on temporarily.
  14. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    bnwrx in Colorado got to see the Jets-Steelers on 715 until the early game was over then he had to switch to CBS. That is the way it's supposed to work and obviously they had permission to do so. It just didn't get implemented correctly in some viewing areas so that would have to be a Directv mistake.
  15. Eksynyt

    Eksynyt Icon

    Feb 8, 2008
    This is nothing new. There are always a few areas that end up getting screwed and they forget to open up the Sunday Ticket channel for the late game for them, but they manage to do it the right way for other areas. It makes no sense...we're paying a lot of money for this.
  16. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    That's what they've almost always done in such situations, stay with a game until it ends (unless it's a huge blowout) -- they figure that people would prefer to see the end of a given game rather than the beginning of a different game.

    The exception is...

    ...that they do switch to the beginning of the game in the "home markets" -- in this case, New York and Pittsburgh. That's an NFL rule requiring the networks to do that.
  17. Mike Al

    Mike Al AllStar

    Sep 24, 2007
    FWIW, NY market did not get the 1PM game on CBS since the Giants were home on FOX. Since NY does not get many doubleheaders we are rarely affected. We will get the DH this week for the 1st time since the Jets are in Miami and the Giants play Thursday.
  18. Pepe Sylvia

    Pepe Sylvia Legend

    May 10, 2010
    I had the same issue as the OP in the Boston market. The people who were able to watch on the ST channel must have gotten consent (to Directv)from their local channel to allow it.
  19. zimm7778

    zimm7778 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 11, 2007
    This is one of the real maddening things. Come to think of it whenever I've had problems with Directv not opening up the ST channel when a game on my local affiliate is running over is when the game they were televising is over and they are showing bonus coverage until that game ends. Fox always says its leaving it's bonus coverage on their dh weeks when the next game starts. CBS doesn't seem to do that.
  20. HGuardian

    HGuardian Godfather

    Aug 9, 2010
    I see a whole bunch of posts about how Directv needs explicit permission from the specific local affiliate to open up the national Sunday Ticket feed temporarily for a game. Does anyone actually know this or are people assuming?

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