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DirecTV 2012 Olympics coverage

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by cjrleimer, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Feel better, now? Is the crisis over? ;)
     
  2. gusmahler

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    I don't get why people are even asking if it's in HD. Of course it is. The question all along was whether D* would air them at all. Once it turns out that they will have it, there's zero doubt in my mind that it will in HD.
     
  3. BusterAvis

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    The crisis is never over.

    We need the NBC Equestrian channel.
    The NBC paintball channel.
    The NBC horseshoes channel.
    The NBC curling channel (for the winter olympics).
    The NBC backgammon channel.
    The NBC Hot Dog eating contest channel.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    CNBC was the Curling channel last time. Seemed like the first C stood for curling

    You forgot the badminton channel. Yes, it is an Olympic sport.
     
  5. BusterAvis

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    I forgot about badminton.
    But I get my fix by watching it on ESPN-8, "The Ocho".

    ESPN-5 "The Cinko", has some good sack races going on (so we won't need a sack race channel for now). Families compete against one another by standing in a sack and jackrabbiting their way across to the finish line. You should have seen the Martinez family, oh my. They set the record for the best time this season (1:52 and 3 tenths seconds). The 22 year old Martinez daughter is kind of cute, and she can sure move up and down that backyard in a sack.

    ESPN-7" "The Siete", has some good Slip-N'-Slide tournaments going on. Families compete for Wal-Mart coupons. It's pretty sweet.

    ESPN-9 "The Nueve", is the newest ESPN channel (so hopefully DirecTV gets their act together and includes it with the rest of the ESPN family of networks). Dog poo in brown paper bag getting lit on fire on people's doorsteps, is the new thing on that channel right now. They're promoting it, and it's a reality event going on right now. You just may wake up one morning and stomp in it on your front porch if you're not too careful.
     
  6. morelos6

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    I'm Bummed. If you have only SD, you only get the mix channel. I hope I'm not correct but 750 is the only channel showing up on my guide.
     
  7. tonyd79

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    Upgrade!
     
  8. morelos6

    morelos6 New Member

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    I would have to pay 10 bucks for 24 months....I don't have a HD Tv....will it ge worth it?
     
  9. gusmahler

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    Depends on how much you like basketball and soccer.

    Can't you upgrade to HD for one month, then remove it? That would seem to be the thing to do. $10 would be worth it for one month. It's doing it continously for 2 years that makes it suck.
     
  10. morelos6

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    24 months.....that's what sucks. I had Charter in 2008. I ordered HD for 3 weeks than cancelled....it was perfect.
     
  11. BusterAvis

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    First of all, why in the heck don't you have an HD TV yet? :)

    And here's the story you should tell DirecTV ....

    Go ahead and order it over the phone, and tell them someone is letting you borrow their HD TV while their out of the country for awhile overseas. Tell them you don't know how long your friend will be overseas. Get HD access with that story. Make sure they notate the account with your story. Then, roughly 28 or 29 days from now, call back and tell them that your friend came back prematurely from his business venture overseas and wanted his HD TV back. Tell them you no longer have it, and that money is tight. Tell them you can't afford to buy your own HD TV yet. And then continue to tell them that you can't afford to pay your bill anymore, and that the only way you "may" be able to afford DirecTV is if they remove the HD access ($10.00 per month) fee away from your account. You may even get an extra discount on top of that removal, who knows.
     
  12. morelos6

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    I know I'm the only one without HD....its actually pretty sad. But I love football but cant afford the extra 10 if only to justify the HD for 3 weeks.....idk what todo.....
     
  13. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Rather than lying, why not just ask them for free HD with auto-bill-pay. Some people are still getting that. As for dropping HD after you order it...it wont happen if you have any HD boxes on the account unless you are in an mpeg4 locals market. They wont authorize an HD receiver or DVR without also having HD access on your account.

    Another option if you have Comcast available...Get their HD box, and cable for a month without a contract.
     
  14. maartena

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    Sixto's McGyvering confirms it: 751 and 752 Olympics channels.
     
  15. maartena

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    You are funny. :D :lol:
     
  16. Sandra

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    I haven't paid much attention in prior Olympics...if there is something that NBC tends to show tape-delayed in prime time (i.e. Phelps vs. Loshte in the IM), and the race goes off when NBC is on live in the daytime...does NBC ignore it until prime time?


    Sandra
     
  17. dvdmth

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    Yes, NBC ignores it as if it hasn't happened yet, though you may hear the result from the local news between the daytime and primetime shoes or on another station, online, etc. Incidentally, none of the swimming events are being shown live this year, so if you want to catch any of it live, you'll have to go online.
     
  18. Sandra

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    Thanks!


    Sandra
     
  19. tonyd79

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    NBC even distorts time within events. They will stretch out a competition for dramatic effect and go to another event.
     
  20. Sandra

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    This is why I haven't watched much Olympics in the past. I like to watch sports...not sports that are turned into soap operas!


    Sandra
     

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