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Direct Tv & Sports Pack

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jws21, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 #1 of 14
    jws21

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    Hello,

    I'm currently a Time Warner customer and I'm thinking of making the switch to DirectTv. I'm an avid Miami Heat fan and I have a few questions regarding DirectTv.

    First off Time Warner Cable in my area, Erie Pa (16509) offers NBA League Pass but they only carry one HD channel feed and they also do not offer dual feeds (Home or away announcers) I've noticed Direct Tv does.

    Is it possible since Sun Sports carries all of the Miami Heat games in Miami can I just add the SPORTS PACK for $12.99/month and receive the Miami Heat games or is it subject to Black out being I am out of that region (PA) ? I was told by a local DirectTv sales rep I would be able to. I thought I had read online that would not be the case.

    Is this possible or is NBA League Pass my only option... ?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 #2 of 14
    Kevin F

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    NBA league pass is your only option here. The sports pack only gives you access to the RSNs when games aren't being played.

    Kevin
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 #3 of 14
    zimm7778

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    Lol! I live in Florida, Sunsports is one of our RSNs and even I would have to pay for NBA LP to see the Heat if I wanted. Sportspack will get you a lot of college games in the clear (even some in ESPNs out of market packages) but all pro sports are blacked out if it is not from your own local RSN.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 #4 of 14
    jws21

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    Well I guess that answers that. Thanks to the both of you :)
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 #5 of 14
    HGuardian

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    It's sad how often sales reps flat out lie to potential customers about this.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2012 #6 of 14
    jws21

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    Don't know if it's a lie or misinformed would be nice to get the correct answer though either way.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2012 #7 of 14
    HGuardian

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    I'm going to go with "lie" 95% of the time unless the rep is completely incompetent at their job.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2012 #8 of 14
    jws21

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    I have another question, Is a landline phone required to be connected to any of the receivers to get NBA League Pass or any of the DVR services ?

    I've heard mixed answers on this subject.

    fwiw I have broadband internet and wifi @ home
     
  9. Jan 8, 2012 #9 of 14
    dpeters11

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    With Internet connection, you would get no benefit by connecting a land line.
     
  10. trh

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    Unless you have CallerID and you want it displayed on your TVs.
     
  11. lacubs

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    no landline is required, for NBA or DVR, most people now these days don't have landline
     
  12. dpeters11

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    I don't think I'd call that a DVR service. But I have gotten scare tactics from DirecTV regarding the landline and how things wont work. Of course as we know, everything does, at least as long as there's an Internet Connection, except caller ID of course.
     
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    They will tell you have to have it connected but I have wifi now through the box and there's no issue, and even way before the wifi days I never had an issue without having it connected to a phone line other than when I had a TIVO box. TIVO it was a must.
     
  14. jws21

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    another question answered. I appreciate everyone's input.
     

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