March Madness 2018

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by I WANT MORE, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    Aren't there any March Madness channels this year?
    The only two I see are the bracket channel and mix channel.
    Don't they usually have the games in the 700s?
     
  2. chino

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    All you need is channel is 702 mix for games
     
  3. TheRatPatrol

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    I’m glad we have the mix channel but there are times I wish we had Sports Bar Mode, aka quad PIP, like Dish Network.

    Anyone here with Dish watching March Madness using SBM?
     
  4. slice1900

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    The C71KW client on the FCC site lists quad display among its features. Of course they would need to make it able to grab 4 tuners to do that, so it wouldn't be very practical until they allow more than one Genie 2 per account.

    Having it in the client would be better IMHO since you could have "sports bar mode" on every TV if you had enough tuners...
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    Interesting find. But why would you need two Genies, doesn’t the current Genie 2 have 13 tuners?
     
  6. JoeTheDragon

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    mix channel is in quad mode
     
  7. TheRatPatrol

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    Not full screen though, still of a lot real estate on the left side of the screen. I wish D* would use the full screen to make four larger screens to fill up the whole area.

    I know, I know, ***** and moan. :p
     
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  8. makaiguy

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    Also on 205.
    As long as we're bitching... When I choose the CBS game it tries to take me to KCBS which I don't get, instead of my local CBS station.
     
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  9. slice1900

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    It has 15 (well 16 but one is reserved for the guide) but for whatever reason only grabs 11, and since 4 are reserved for transponder bonding for 4K only presents 7 to the user. If one client took 4, that wouldn't leave much left for recordings and other TVs...
     
  10. I WANT MORE

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    My apologies for starting this post.
    I saw in the guide the Bracket and Mix channels. Below that are MAS channels which I mistakenly thought were the game channels for March Madness.
    I realize now that they are Masters channels.
    On the bright side, I did make it to mid-march before making my first mistake of the year.
     
  11. TheRatPatrol

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    No need to apologize, I’m glad you did. We need a better mix channel, or better yet, quad PIP. :D
     
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    I was hoping for some games in 4K.
     
  13. TheRatPatrol

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    Some really good games this past weekend. My oh my. :)
     
  14. TheRatPatrol

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    Interesting the Final Four isn’t on CBS. I would think the NCAA would want the most eyes on their games tonight by having it on a major network. I guess it's all about the money.
     
  15. ejbvt

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    Every 4 years, it is on TBS. This is not the first time.
     
  16. TheRatPatrol

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    Ah ok I did not know that. Thanks
     
  17. TheRatPatrol

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    Final game, here we go! :)
     
  18. codespy

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    Rooting for Big10.....Go Michigan!
     

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