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Hurricane Interference

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jlosh, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. jlosh

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    I have ordered the UFC PPV on Saturday night. I live in SE PA and Irene will be closing in on my area later Saturday night. I was wondering what contingency plans Directv has if the storm causes a service interruption during the PPV. Years ago, I had ordered a WWE PPV on cable and a storm knocked out everything and most of the PPV was missed. The cable company gave us the encore replay 2 nights later for free to see what was missed. I was wondering if anyone experienced a similar situation in the past and what happened afterwards.
     
  2. zimm7778

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    Back when I watched wrestling there was never trouble on my end of things. But in the WWF's May 96 ppv a storm knocked out power to the bulding and their satellite truck. The cable company gave me a choice of either the replay for free or a refund. Then in 2006 when TNA set their building on fire during the ppv, at first all I saw was an In Demand screen pop up making me think it was a problem from them. I called cable and got a $20 credit. It was after this I found out it was TNA's fault, not the cable operator or distributor.
     
  3. maartena

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    If you can't get reception because of the hurricane, just call them. They will most likely issue a refund.... IF there is more calls from that area re: same.
     
  4. FenixTX

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    If I were you I would wait until a few minutes before the PPV starts and see how the weather is and your signal strength. If the weather isn't bad then order the PPV then. If it is I would hook a computer to your tv and order the PPV through UFC.tv.
     
  5. zimm7778

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    What if it's so bad his Internet service dies during the storm. I agree with the person that said order it and call if the power goes out/signal gets interrupted. It's a hurricane. I would think it'd be easy enough for them to see the service address on his bill and know there was a Hurricane in the area. Just my two cents.
     
  6. TBoneit

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    Can you cancel it now?

    I think I would just cancel it to be safe.
     
  7. zimm7778

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    If you ordered through your receiver, just don't watch it. It *should* turn off automatically and not charge you for it. If you ordered via the web or phone, call and ask them to cancel it for you.
     
  8. djzack67

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    Cancel and be safe
     
  9. Stewpidity

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    Ok, I am in FL and have no weather issues, but my question is how the does the transmission work, the event is in Brazil, so could the hurricane effect the transmitting of the signal?
     
  10. Red Dog

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    DTV and ESPN have certainly screwed up LLWS coverage. Apparently, people in Hurricane areas with cable have been able to get the LLWS coverage on their ESPN but I can't on DTV. ESPN and ESPNU on DTV are showing the same HS football game.
     
  11. Stewpidity

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    The LLWS game is on ABC
     
  12. DaveC27

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    I don't see how, the broadcast will be uplinked from Brazil to a Satellite, downlinked by DTV in SoCal and then retransmitted by them. The Hurricane should have no affect
     
  13. Red Dog

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    Not in Hurricane areas (here in DC it's not....it's on 7.3 which I can't get). Again, cable systems in hurricane areas (with local coverage on their ABC) shifted their ESPN to LLWS coverage. DTV has not.
     
  14. Lefky

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    I would love to watch the LLWS. But all we get is all day weather forecasts treating us like we are stupid and did not prepare. Local ABC channel put LLWS on a sub channel DirectTV subscribers cannot get.
     
  15. tenpins

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    +1, on local ABC in Colorado.
     
  16. Stewpidity

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    thanks!!
     
  17. Stewpidity

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    sorry missed the part about hurricane coverage on the locals
     
  18. Jeremy W

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    Cable systems serve very small areas, so they're able to do this. DirecTV can't just override ESPN programming for the entire country.
     
  19. Red Dog

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    So they can't press a button and put it on 210 that otherwise does nothing but show the DTV logo? They could have done it if they wanted to, but nobody bothered. NYC and other east coast cable systems managed it.
     
  20. Jeremy W

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    It would be a major hassle because of the fact that it's network programming, meant to be shown by affiliates. DirecTV probably decided it wasn't worth it.
     

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