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Red Zone Only Subs - What are you seeing?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Hdhead, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. jamieh1

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    The local cable company Suddenlink just added RedZone and had it on free preview yesterday. I scanned it in via my quam tuner. I liked the Directv version better than the NFL version. One The NFL version stayed on to the end of the Last game.
  2. dhines

    dhines Godfather

    Aug 16, 2006
    if i understand you correctly, i am totally good with that. wether i am watching the d* version or that of the NFL channel, i just want to see redzone action . . . but i don't want to pay for the NFL package.

    personally i would have been more than happy to pay a fair price for the d* redzone channel, but i couldn't see myself paying for the NFL package just to get the redzone channel.


    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    DIRECTV got it right this week :D
  4. patchs

    patchs AllStar

    Jan 22, 2006
    Yes they did.
    Thank you D*.
  5. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    So what's the deal on Red Zone?
  6. tbpb3

    tbpb3 Legend

    Dec 9, 2006
    I ordered it last week on my t.v. screen,and It said nothing about being $45.00 every week! Today the order screen is back! They must be kidding. $45.00 x 18 weeks! What a rip-off Good job NFL and Directv!
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Call em and tell them you were trying to get the stand alone red zone channel, and their system was screwed up, and you want the charge removed and want the free red zone channel they are giving to valued customers.

    Worth a try.
  8. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    What the deal with the professor ?
    He can make a radio out of a coconut but he cant fix a hole in a boat !!

    & whats the deal with the Skipper & Gilligan ?
    I mean they have Ginger & Maryann runing around the island.
    Im starting to wonder about this "little buddy" stuff !!
  9. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    Russell Johnson's explanation was always that The Professor could fix the hole in the boat, but just didn't want to, because on the island he had no serious competition for Ginger and Mary Ann. I can see his point.

    I was trying to decide this past Sunday if Andrew Siciliano was mentioning the channel numbers for the actual games more often than he has in the past, as a subtle way to "sell" the full Sunday Ticket package to people who are just getting the Red Zone Channel. Eventually decided I was imagining things.
  10. Hdhead

    Hdhead Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    I really doubt there are more than a few hundred people who have the stand alone RZC.
  11. jr71561

    jr71561 New Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    Here is the facts everyone, the 44.95 order screen you all see is the partial payment plan for the total Sunday Ticket not just RedZone channel. You will be billed in I believe 7 installments at this rate for ST. You cannot purchase RedZone channel by itself that has to be done by a CSR and it isn't that simple.

    Also, the ST RZ channel is far superior to the cable networks since the cable networks only show a replay of what already happened not live action. So when you see them switch to any particular game you pretty much will know most likely its a TD or turnover where as the ST RZ is live action and you don't know what will happen.

    Hope this clears things up with the pricing and the quality of ST RZ vs Cable RZ.
  12. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    This is wrong. NFL's RZ does show live coverage just like ST.
  13. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    We have been thru this 1,000,000,000x already / NFLNs RZ = live coverage.

    Are this many people really still on weed cause lately some posts here are just out of it.
  14. jr71561

    jr71561 New Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    Ok didn't mean replay all the time but as you can see from this article below, a lot of the action is on delay and has already happened! And of course the cable company will say "or nearly so" to cover their a** I have seen it and it does show a lot of delay and a lot of live also. Just trying to show the difference between the two.

    Cox Cable adds NFL Network RedZone channel
    August 24, 2010 | 12:13 pm
    Cox Cable, which covers much of Orange County and San Diego, will begin offering the NFL RedZone channel this football season. You must have the digital tier that includes the NFL Network to get the RedZone, which will cost $39.99 for a season's pass.

    The NFL RedZone shows every touchdown of every team live (or nearly so). When a team gets inside the 20-yard-line (the "red zone" in football talk), the RedZone channel goes to the game.The channel is broadcast in high definition and is hosted by Scott Hanson.
  15. Red Dog

    Red Dog Godfather

    Aug 3, 2008
    But the "nearly so" (same issue) applies with the ST RZC too. If it's a long bomb, you probably won't see it live on ST RZC - you'll see it a minute or so later in a highlight. Except for the announcers, there is virtually no difference between the 2 products.
  16. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Thats total bull....they must be jimmy carters speechwriter too.
    As red said the amount of live action on the 2 RZs is basically the same.
  17. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    Which is part of the reason why I decided I was imagining things. :D
  18. Oct 6, 2010 #158 of 164

    carl.066 Mentor

    Jul 24, 2008
    I've been enjoying the RZC for several weeks, as one of D*'s "valued subscribers". Tied to channel 703 is D*'s Sports Pak channels (the 600 block). I think what may be happening is that E* offers the NFL RZC as part of their regional sports networks offering, which costs $10/mo. Can anyone getting the free D* RZC confirm this?
  19. Oct 6, 2010 #159 of 164

    Cyber36 Legend

    Mar 20, 2008
    Byron NY
    I'll be happy to verify this tonite. Thanks for the heads-up, I didn't realize that was the case.
  20. BobSanders21

    BobSanders21 New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Is anyone else having issues today with their RZC? It is not showing up.

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