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How many will cancel/change if VS. isn't brought back in time?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Cyber36, Sep 29, 2009.

Cancel*D if VS. isn't brought back for the start of hockey season

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. evan_s

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    It's frustrating not being able to get some of the Oregon State games but Sunday ticket is much more important to me. Wouldn't really want to go back to the tiny HD in Comcasts dvr's anyway.
     
  2. DC_SnDvl

    DC_SnDvl Godfather

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    i am going to miss a few games I want to watch NCAA FB and NHL but I will get over it.
     
  3. je4755

    je4755 Godfather

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    Big NHL fan (CI subscriber) and only watch Versus when hockey is being shown. If this dispute lasts until the playoffs, I will augment my current “local networks only” HD package from Comcast while dropping some DirecTV movie channels to balance expenditures. This change also would make available Travel Channel HD if DirecTV fails to add it by next spring.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Versus is not on anymore? ;)

    Seriously, the Hockey coverage on Comcast here is all SD for Center Ice, so it is a matter of trading one channel (Versus) for the others. Same goes for Fios, I think. Fios does not have a lot of HD sports other than local stuff. My buddy got Fios because he couldn't get DirecTV in his new condo (no line of sight) and he didn't get the baseball package because of the lack of HD.
     
  5. capecodsooner

    capecodsooner Legend

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    I won't cancel because of it but I will miss my Bruins's opening night game.

    As of NOW it will be broadcast only on VS in the Boston market. 200K missing sets according to the news show I heard last night. Wish TV38 still did the games and not CSNE or VS.

    Not enought to cancel but makes me wonder when my bill will go down a buck or two since D is no longer paying VS any fees....and I lost one of the HD offerings provided by the leader in sports programing delivery.:sure:
     
  6. Coca Cola Kid

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  7. vicmeldrew

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    i am only interested because of the tour de france so i can wait it out longer than hockey fans, but one way or another i will watch the tour next july and versus is the only channel that carries it.
     
  8. psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

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    This..
     
  9. scoop8

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    Ditto. I'd much rather see the MSG-HD issue settled right now but the Vs issue will become a lot bigger if the impase drags into the playoffs.

    I voted "No". I won't be switching providers due to the Vs issue. DTV, for me, has other reasons that I chose them years ago and have stayed with them....ST, EI, for the 2 main reasons.
     
  10. Movieman

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    Never cared for the channel anyway.
     
  11. Syzygy

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    I've never watched VS.
     
  12. dvdmth

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    We have subscribed to both cable and satellite for over 10 years now, so this doesn't affect me nearly as much as most people. If I had D* only, however, I would consider switching to cable, but only if the channel is not restored by next April for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even then, it would be hard to make the switch since the NFL Sunday Ticket package is quite addictive (I could live without it, but a certain Vikings fan would be less than pleased...).
     
  13. Surveyor40

    Surveyor40 DBSTalk Club Member

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    I seldom watched VS. Even if VS was one of my favorites, I would not cancel D* over one channel.
     
  14. pbg

    pbg Godfather

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    The pole is about Versus, but the outcome of this dispute will have implications on the long term relationship between DirecTV and *all* of Comcast's proprieties. I voted no. Its time to take a stand. I think in the long run it will be for our good. At least I'm hoping so.
     
  15. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    I voted NO.

    I am not a watcher of VS. I do realize it would suck to lose a channel that I watched all of the time. Sorry Versus watchers.

    Scott
     
  16. JoeTheDragon

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    maybe not all they don't full control / ownership of there rsn's they only own about 20%-25% of csn chi and the teams own the rest.
     
  17. bb37

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    Sorry Vs fans. The NHL doesn't mean that much to me, the IRL doesn't mean that much to me, NCAA football doesn't mean that much to me. I'm staying with DirecTV.
     
  18. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    HUGE Red Wings fan and I'll miss a few games but heck no I won't drop DirecTV because of Versus. I wish Versus would just fold already (or lose the NHL contract anyway), their hockey coverage is terrible and I cringe every time I have to watch the Wings on that channel. I'll listen to Ken Kal on the radio before I'd ever leave DirecTV for 5 hockey games a season.
     
  19. sunfire9us

    sunfire9us Godfather

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    Im also a die hard Red Wings fan and I totally AGREE with you when it comes to their coverage being ****ty as HELL!!! Will never forget a game I was watching last year and when that goal tender from another team broke a record during the time the Red Wing game was on, VS turned around and instead of showing the Wings game was only showing that crap!!!! I was so mad!! I even emailed them and let them know they did a ****ty job covering the Wings game that night. Like you I hate it when VS has to be the one to watch the Red Wings on. Would rather just watch all of them on FS DET.
     
  20. jahgreen

    jahgreen Godfather

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    I am a hockey fan--grew up in Detroit--but I'm glad DirecTV is telling Comcast to stick it. Besides, my recollection is that Versus's hockey coverage was awful. Of course, I compare any hockey coverage to what I watched on CBC as a kid, so it's all pretty bad by comparison.
     

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