DirecTV could pull plug on NFL Sunday Ticket

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by lacubs, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Mar 8, 2013 #81 of 159

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Cordova, TN
    No way in hell would Charter be able to offer me what D* can offer when it comes to NFLST. They'd offer it in all SD if they could do that and maybe (and I mean a big maybe) get around to adding HD a year or 2 down the road. That's been my experience with my cable co. over the years so YMMV with yours. No reason to get excited about this yet and I'd be willing to be there won't ever be a reason for concern.
  2. Mar 8, 2013 #82 of 159
    Red Dog

    Red Dog Godfather

    Aug 3, 2008
    I've argued for that option before. Would be awesome. I love using GM in the 4p window when there's only 4-5 games. I don't bother with it early - the windows are just too small.
  3. Mar 8, 2013 #83 of 159

    FLWingNut Godfather

    Nov 19, 2005
    I'd like the option of buying 1 team's games, but I don't think we'll see that anytime soon.
  4. Mar 8, 2013 #84 of 159

    prozone1 AllStar

    Sep 22, 2007
    If DirecTv drops NFL Sunday Ticket, They better get ready to drop me as a Subscriber and my $200.00+ a month bill that i send them every month. Where NFL Ticket Goes is Where I will go. I am a loyal DirecTv Subscriber for Sports & I don't want to switch my service. DirecTv had better Re-Up with the NFL. I had Sunday Ticket pre 1996 on my 10'
    C-Band dish and from 96 to present on D
  5. Mar 8, 2013 #85 of 159

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I'm sure they'd prepare themselves.
  6. Mar 9, 2013 #86 of 159

    Microphone AllStar

    Jan 30, 2007

    Take the betting/fantasy element out of the NFL and you will quickly see MLB take back over as #1. It's truly amazing how fascinating a Kansas City/ Cincinnati game can be when someone has some $$$ on the line.

    Red Zone is heaven for the bettors at a fraction, if that, of the price.
  7. Mar 9, 2013 #87 of 159

    myselfalso Godfather

    Jan 25, 2006
    ST isn't going anywhere.

    1) It's sabre rattling.

    The NFL wants this to be exclusive. D* wants the price to be cheaper. They'll work something out.

    2) If they don't, it'll still be on D*.

    If the NFL can't get a deal with D*, I don't see them going exclusive with anyone else. It'll be available on most, if not all, major cable providers in addition to D*.
  8. Mar 9, 2013 #88 of 159

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    MLB is boring, that's why football is king.
  9. Mar 9, 2013 #89 of 159

    Bambler Legend

    May 30, 2006
    Good. I hope the NFL expands distribution. I'm ready for more choices and alternatives.
  10. Mar 9, 2013 #90 of 159

    lacubs Godfather

    Sep 11, 2010
    MLB isn't boring at all at!
  11. Mar 9, 2013 #91 of 159

    HarleyD Hall Of Fame

    Aug 31, 2006
    I guess I'd have to wait and see what actually happens before I can make pronouncements as to what I would do.

    Would they drop it altogether or simply lose exclusivity? Obviously I'd stay with DirecTV.

    Would it still be available over a PS3 (or PS4)? I'd probably just buy one rather than go through the hassle of switching providers.

    Would it be available by internet streaming? Again, I'd stay with DirecTV and just watch online.

    It's kind of hard to make definitive plans based on what hasn't happened yet.

    Mark Twain once said something to the effect of "I have had a great many worries in my life, most of which never happened."
  12. Mar 9, 2013 #92 of 159

    HarleyD Hall Of Fame

    Aug 31, 2006
    Fifteen minutes of excitement packed into three and a half hours. :lol:
  13. Mar 9, 2013 #93 of 159

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I'm a football fan, but there's a lot more action/activity in a baseball game than a football game. I generally watch both delayed and using ff. I can get through a football game in less than 30 minutes (without missing any action). A baseball game takes me over an hour.
  14. Mar 9, 2013 #94 of 159

    Rent_Share AllStar

    Aug 31, 2011
    Sounds like a date
  15. Mar 9, 2013 #95 of 159

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    good luck makeing it so the techs and centers have a stock of MPEG 4 boxes that are not mixed with the older MPEG 2 ones.
  16. Mar 9, 2013 #96 of 159

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Ever watch a football game without all the standing around? 20 minutes.
  17. Mar 9, 2013 #97 of 159

    NFLnut Icon

    Sep 28, 2006
    If DirecTV loses/gives up NFL-ST, I will probably be a goner. I have been a DirecTV subscriber since 1994 because of NFL-ST. But I am getting real tired of seeing all of the new subs getting free-this/free-that/free-ST and me just getting an increasing bill. I will find whatever provider will give me all of my Redskins games and dump everything else. Probably just go to an antenna and streaming on my HTPC. I am getting real tired of paying $100-something every month for 250-something channels and yet there is almost never anything on!

    As to Red Zone .. I don't see how anyone can watch that for more than 5 minutes at a time! Therefore, I don't see how that has become viable competition to Ticket. It's like watching a movie trailer channel instead of actually going to the movie. I want to see every down of the game I'm watching, not some Cliff's Notes version of it.

    BTW -- not sure how the hyperlink got inserted on my HTPC reference above, but that link has no significance to my setup.
  18. Mar 9, 2013 #98 of 159

    NFLnut Icon

    Sep 28, 2006
    Yeah. I agree a custom Game Mix would be pretty cool. I have two HD-DVR's, but my 71" which is awesome otherwise has the lamest PiP setup. I would never use GM for my Skins game which is all I watch when they are playing, but for the second game of the day, it would be pretty awesome to have a custom Game Mix where I could make a pseudo-PiP with two or more games. The current Game Mix as you stated is just unwatchable! 8 or 12 games even on my 71" are tiny and useless! Plus, I really only usually care about 2-3 games at most.
  19. Mar 9, 2013 #99 of 159

    whitewolf8214 AllStar

    Jun 12, 2012
    Same here Directv loses it I am gone but I believe it is sabre rattling to get a better deal and I believe it will stay with Directv :)
  20. Mar 9, 2013 #100 of 159

    NFLnut Icon

    Sep 28, 2006

    Yep. I forgot to mention that I believe that it is just DirecTV posturing to make a better deal. IMO, they would be pretty stupid to lose ST as long as the price doesn't get so high it bankrupts them to do it.

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