Pirates game, 17th inning? where r u Directv

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  1. Maleman

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    The channels just went black!! I was watching this game as its now in the 17th inning!!!!

    Where did it go Directv? :mad: unbelievable
     
  2. cforrest

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    I switched to channel 649, since it's in the clear there. Was watching on channel 734-1 when 1am struck and the stupid D* logo came up. Nice job by D*!
     
  3. Maleman

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    thanks! I found it... why do they do this? it happened
    before with me. :(
     
  4. cforrest

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    Think it's a guide thing since the game was in the guide until just before 1am. At 1am the channel heading switched to upcoming: Pirates @ Braves for Wednesday's game. Looks like an automated thing and no one noticed the game was still on to override it.
     
  5. swspjcd

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    According to dtv tech support, the engineers are switching the feedto channel 649 and it will start right where it cut off at 1pm so we don't miss anything. They said it might take 10-15 minutes for this to happen. It's been 5 minutes so far and still nothing.
     
  6. bixler

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    On to the 19th....LOL
     
  7. swspjcd

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    DTV clearly has no idea what they are talking about. The game is on 659 right now. 649 never came back.
     
  8. cmasia

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    649 and 659 are both clear for me with Premier.

    Curious about those who do not have Premier or Sports Pack.

    It's only one game, but it is disappointing the EI channels were automatically closed at 01:00.

    Strangely, D* has managed to "manually" handle the international rugby on 490, turning off the channel only when the signal from the originating broadcaster is completed.
     
  9. cforrest

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    Wow that ump wanted to be done with the game, LOL!
     
  10. noahproblem

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    Even if that ump was sitting in the "Uecker" seats he should've seen the tag.
     
  11. Avder

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    That is the worst call I have ever seen in a baseball game.

    That umpire needs to be fired, publicly.
     
  12. bixler

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    Horrible....I'm glad I didn't stay up to watch that debacle.

    :nono2::nono2:
     
  13. larry55

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    i'm a braves fan ,the runner was out.
     
  14. kiknwing

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    Just saw the highlights and all I can say is wow. He was not even close, the runner even knew he was out.
     
  15. bixler

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    Even the Atlanta announcers were stunned by the call!
     
  16. jeff125va

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    I watched the 19-inning reds-phillies game earlier this season when it went over 6 hours and there was no interruption. It seems to me that the switch to the directv logo is manual, since I usually see it right after the local post-game show ends.

    Obviously there's an extremely small sample size for games going beyond the 6:00 mark. Maybe there's something automatic and they happened to be paying attention that time.
     
  17. maartena

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    It's probably still automated. Just like signals to insert local commercials, a broadcaster can include a signal that signifies "end of programming" to DirecTV.

    In case the signal doesn't come however (e.g. broadcaster forgot or had a technical problem), DirecTV has a timeframe set so the channel doesn't broadcast when it shouldn't. It seems more likely that a manual override is needed for games that last extremely long. Games lasting this long in a season can probably counted on 1 hand.

    Also, MLB rules state that an inning cannot START after 12:59 AM. If the game is not over after an inning has started at 12:58 and the next inning was supposed to start at say....1:12 AM, the game is put on hold, and continued the next day. (or whenever the schedule allows). DirecTV should probably set their automated cut-off to 1:30 AM or 2:00 AM, just in case.
     
  18. dogs31

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    Then how come the Rays/Red Sox game that was broadcast on ESPN allowed to go past 12:59 am.
     
  19. Avder

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    I dont know if those curfew hours are in force anymore.
     
  20. maartena

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    An inning may START before 12:59, and an inning can last a long time..... If the last inning was started at 12:58, it could easily last till 1:30 or later, depending on the inning and how slow it progresses.

    However..... I am not entirely sure this rule is STILL in effect. It may have changed since then, and might actually be likely.
     

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