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No. 7 Wisconsin vs. Northern Illinois not on TV? only ESPN3? game is at soldier field

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by JoeTheDragon, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. billsharpe

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    Well now I'm confused. :confused:

    Which DirecTV channel number carries ESPN3? I sure can't find it on my DVR, only on my computers.
     
  2. Coca Cola Kid

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    It's NOT a TV channel, see my last post.
     
  3. Araxen

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    ESPN3 is a Web and Xbox 360 only service. Directv can't carry because it isn't a cable channel.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Because I prefer watching crystal clear HD on my big tv rather than on erratic streaming video that cannot handle big action on my pc.

    And you don't get espn3 through Directv.
     
  5. mws192

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    Last I checked, Xbox still requires your ISP to offer it otherwise it won't work.
     
  6. bwaldron

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    Same here (though ESPN3 quality isn't worse -- and is sometimes better -- than DirecTV-provided GamePlan SD).

    You sure don't.
     
  7. tonyd79

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    Yes. According to the website.

    You need an ISP that provides ESPN3. An Xbox (duh). Xbox Live. Gold or better Xbox package.

    And a partridge in a pear tree.
     
  8. RMBittner

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    Ahh, sorry for the confusion.

    I fully realize ESPN3 is an Internet-based service. My assumption was -- because ESPN3 lists DirecTV subscribers in its line-up of who can access the service -- that every DTV subscriber was automatically eligible to access ESPN3 online. I didn't realize that being a D subscriber was just the first hurdle to access.

    (For the record, I'm not yet a D* customer, so that's partially to blame for my ignorance here. My cable company isn't among the list of those that can use ESPN3.)

    Bob
     
  9. RMBittner

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    No, of course not. I didn't mean to imply that.

    I was just under the -- mistaken, apparently -- impression that a DirecTV subscription gave you access to the Web-based ESPN3. Since ESPN3 lists a DirecTV subscription as one of the prerequisites to access, I made an assumption that the two went hand-in-hand; that is, if you had DTV, then you were free to access ESPN3.

    Sounds like it's actually much less straightforward than that.

    Bob
     
  10. sigma1914

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    Where's it say DirecTV gets espn3? You mean where you choose the provider in the drop down menu? If so, then it'll take you to a page saying to request it.
     
  11. RMBittner

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    Of course, you're absolutely right. :rolleyes:

    Yeesh. My apologies. I usually my check facts better than that. . .

    Bob
     
  12. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    It's all good. Those drop downs are deceiving.
     
  13. Beerstalker

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    All I can say is I was at the game and had a blast.
     

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