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Grrr ST switches games on me? :(

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Maleman, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Maleman

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    Grrrrrr I know Pittsburgh is winning handily but I want to watch the whole game. My local network switched games to Houston THUS I can't watch the rest of my teams game :(((

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  2. sigma1914

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    Well, then your title is wrong. It should say, "Grrr Local channel switches game on me? :("
     
  3. HGuardian

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    Not a great suggestion, but Game Mix?
     
  4. Dcm210

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    probably a stupid question,did they unlock it on the ST channel?
     
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I'd be glad they switched...the 4th Q was amazing.
     
  6. wmb

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    At least they didn't switch you over to a showing of Heidi!
     
  7. tampa8

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    You must be a very old man to remember that. Uh,,,, wait a minute, I remember that too.....:D
     
  8. RACJ2

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    My dad told me about that game. Wasn't that back before color TV?;)
     
  9. shendley

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    Isn't direct supposed to unlock the game on ST if the network leaves it?
     
  10. bonscott87

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    They will in the effected market if they know about it. Usually a call in to let them know and they'll unlock it...eventually.
     
  11. Lord Vader

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    I had been watching it on channel 391, but they, too, switched to the Houston game, which was being shown on my local CBS channel anyway. The ST channel 708 kept the Pittsburgh game on without interruption.
     
  12. paulman182

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    The one game all year I have recorded, and my local cuts away from it.

    If I were home maybe I could have found it on a ST channel, but since it was recorded, I didn't get to see the end, either.

    Seems common sense to me that if someone had watched 3/4 of a game they'd probably want to see the end, but maybe not.
     
  13. Lord Vader

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    You should have downloaded gct's weekly ST schedule. Then you would have known on which ST channel it would have been broadcasted and recorded.
     
  14. celticpride

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    if you have sunday ticket you should always record the game on the sunday ticket channel rather than the local network,so as to avoid what happened to you!, cbs and fox wil leave a game if its a blowout and switch to a more competetive game whether you like it or not!:nono2:
     
  15. paco1986

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    If cbs/fox is showing your local team and it's a blowout, then you're stuck watching it until the end. Unless you have ST, of course.
     
  16. Maleman

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    Can't watch that game on ST as its on my local. It automatically blacks it out on ST channel. The only way to watch is on the Mix channel viewing a little box.
     
  17. paulman182

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    If it is on my local it will be blacked out on ST.

    This is the first year they've done this--last year and earlier, I got the games on both.
     
  18. joed32

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    Ir was blacked out on ST but as soon as they switched games I went over to the ST channel and it was on. They got it right.
     
  19. psuscott0483

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    ditto
     

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