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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by millertime, Oct 19, 2007.

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  1. millertime

    millertime Godfather

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    I don't get it either especially when the msu game on abc has pillars on the sides right now so nothing is being shown 16:9 this is stupid
     
  2. Crypter

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    Really? I am seeing the game on ABC in HD. Must be your local affiliate.
     
  3. millertime

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    Ya they just fixed it so if they will open up espn2 hd we will be golden
     
  4. TheRatPatrol

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    Where are the BTN alternate HD games at?
     
  5. JetsCuseFan

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    Why a blackout in the first place? Ohio St. is always a sell out game.
     
  6. SamC

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    The situation is exactly as gobucks100 describes it.

    In Big 10 country, your local ABC will have the Big 10 game, and an ALTERNATE ESPN2 channel (211 this week) will have an alternate game, with ESPN2's regular feed (which is the same as your local ABC) "blacked out". In the rest of the nation, the main ESPN2 channel (209) will have the Big 10 game, and your local ABC will have a game "of interest to your area", with ch 211 "blacked out".

    Cable is in EXACTLY THE SAME situation, except that the cable system in Big 10 country will substitute the alternate feed on the same channel number as ESPN2 normally appears so most viewers really do not notice.

    No one is actually being blacked out of anything. Most people get OSU-PSU on ESPN2 and one of three other games on their local ABC (with the ability to buy the other 2 via ESPN Game Plan), while Big 10 area customers get Miami-Florida State on ESPN2, OSU-PSU on ABC, and the same opertunity to buy 2 other games.

    Other than HD issues, there is no reason for anyone to have a gripe.
     
  7. millertime

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    tru-dat tru-dat
     
  8. Crypter

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    Well my only gripe is that I live in Big 10 country but I am a UM Alum and I would love to watch my Canes in HD here in Minnesota but at least I can still see the game in SD on 211.

    Again though, why not allow us to see the HD feed on ESN2 if we can watch it on ESNA anyhow?
     
  9. sigma1914

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    At least you aren't stuck watching Tx Tech/Mizzou in SD on your local ABC like we are in Big XII country with ESPN2HD showing the Buckeyes blow out MSU. Boooooorrrrrriiiiiinnnnnnggggg.
     
  10. tonyd79

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    The ESPN2-HD feed is the Ohio State game. Not Miami/FSU.
     
  11. SamC

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    Because there is no MPEG-2 room to put up an alternate ESPN2HD at this time. By next season, I expect that the ESPNs will have migrated to MPEG-4 and the alts, and the BTN alts as well, will be in HD.
     
  12. ARKDTVfan

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    wrong, they could use the bandwidth used by NFL ST HD feeds on Sundays
     
  13. SamC

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    Which involves taking down TNT, the interactive function, the Sports and News Mix Channels, and 75% of the PPV capacity. Not likely.
     
  14. tonyd79

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    Do we even know if ESPN is providing the alternate in HD? I have seen no report of it.
     
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