Possible goodbye to Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MrDad0330, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. compnurd

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    Something is off on your list as he would not get root sports Pittsburgh and MSG. And unless he speaks Spanish also I don't think he cares to lose the 5 or so hd channels related that
     
  2. KyL416

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    Yeah we do. Portions of our area can get the Rangers and Knicks on MSG and MSG Plus (but not the Islanders or Devils) and the Penguins and Pirates on Root Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh teams claim pretty much all of Pennsylvania except for the Philly DMA, while the NYC teams claim most of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton DMA, except for the Islanders, Devils and Nets thanks to an agreement made with the Rangers and Knicks back when they joined the NHL and NBA.

    On DirecTV MSG and MSG Plus are just blacked out whenever the Islanders or Devils are playing. For cable providers in Northeast PA, MSG has a special feed that's a composite of both MSG and MSG Plus that only carries the Rangers, Knicks, Liberty and Red Bulls, but Blue Ridge dropped that after the Mets moved to SNY. So in addition to the Yankees and NYC FC (YES), Mets (SNY) and Phillies, Flyers and 76ers (CSN Philly), the Rangers, Knicks, Red Bulls (MSG) and the Pirates and Penguins (Root) are also blacked out on the out of market packages on the area Blue Ridge system. For the WNBA, NBA TV is also blacked out whenever the Liberty are playing a game that is also being televised by MSG. Since cable is done on the headend/system level if one area is affected the blackout has to apply to everyone served by that system or headend, while DirecTV and Dish can break it down to the zip code level.

    As for Spanish, yeah not everyone speaks or understands it. But in the case of UniMas and Univision Deportes they do have English commentary on their SAP feed for their exclusive MLS matches, which could be a deal breaker for anyone that's a fan of the teams playing those nights. Formula 1 fans also like them since unlike NBCSN, they have a lot less commercial breaks and do not tape delay the post race celebrations. (Formula 1 uses a global feed so the graphics and post race ceremonies are all in English) Fans of international soccer also enjoy them, they actually had the exclusive broadcast of a Team USA world cup qualifier a while back.
     
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  3. Delroy E Walleye

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    Thanks. I've been curious about the modern TiVos and how they buffer.

    (Maybe MrDad meant something else by "how to initiate a double play.")
     
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    compnurd

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    He may not have realized you can swap buffers with the live tv button or by hitting info and viewing the buffers
     
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    MrDad0330

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    LOL, I do get Root Sports, Pittsburgh or I would have not left D. I cant lose my Pirates and Pens. I also did pick up the Phillies, but no offense, I was born in Pittsburgh. I do pick u The Blaze, but since Glenn fired Tomi, I dont watch it. The ONLY channel i lose (and miss) is the Big Ten Network so I may lose one or two Penn State games.
     
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    MrDad0330

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    I didnt know that....Thanks
     

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