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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bonscott87, Jul 1, 2008.
me too + went back n forth with the espn show at the same time. :hurah:
I thought it was a CBS issue. Directv had the space but CBS could only broadcast so many games through their system. Even if they were all in HD locally.
Joe D - you are correct. There were several CBS games last year (3 I recall) that were done in HD, but where the HD version was broadcast only in the home team DMA and the visitor team DMA. It was indeed a bandwidth problem - on the CBS side of the table. CBS lacked the internal bandwidth to pipe the HD program across the country to all their CBS affiliates. That same limited "infrastructure" is still haunting CBS this year.
And the last question someone asked last year: "Well, couldn't CBS have provided just one HD feed to DIRECTV so that Superfan subscribers across the US could see the game in HD?"
Re-stating that question gives you the answer: "Would CBS provide DIRECTV one HD feed so DIRECTV could then upstage all the CBS affiliates who only received SD feeds?" Nooooooooooo.
What do you mean by this? Last season, we would miss a game because, e.g., the morning game on 721 went long, so the afternoon game scheduled for channel 721 had to wait (though you could always watch the SD version until then.)
Looks like this year, that can't happen. Look at September 21, which has 6 afternoon games. No overlap.
(Unless you mean that you'll miss the beginning because you're watching another game by choice.)
the only problem is the Thursday night opener between NY Giants and Redskins is not a NFL network game. NBC is carring the game. why does that website have it as a NFL Network game, when it is not.
yea thats a mistake on their part....i bet that because nfln has 7 of their 8 games on thursday someone "assumed" that thursday game was nfln as well....hey its a theory.
also another kinda mistake for example:
Monday, September 8, 2008 Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers - sd channel=206 - hd channel=73....i can watch it on 206 in hd as well.
...and at the very end of the schedule in December....
"Games shown on NBC and ESPN are not included in NFL SUNDAY TICKET."
Of course if you have the standard HD package, you get those games anyway...
Last year IIRC, CBS had 5 HD games if they had a doubleheader, and 6 HD games with the singleheader. I'm guessing it will be 6 and 7 now respectively for the doubleheader, and singleheader this year. By next year, all of them MUST be in HD.
I remember the Browns had something like 5 non-HD games last year, and they were a decent team too.