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Scott, are you backing off NBA statement?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Ronmort, Oct 25, 2002.

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  1. jeffwtux

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    Apr 27, 2002
    I was just told by a CSR that had a memo on NBA LP, that it is a done deal and will be offered tomorrow.
  2. Karl Foster

    Karl Foster Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    Give the subs one day to sign up before the season starts on Wednesday!? I guess they have their reasons, but why the delay?
  3. Reverend Ike

    Reverend Ike Cool Member

    Oct 23, 2002
    I just got off the phone with a CSR who initially told me they didn't have it. After I made him look further, he found the memo and then I asked him about pricing, free preview period, etc. He said the memo sets the price at $159 (or 3 payments of $53.00) but does not specify whether this is an "early-bird signup" price. It would appear that it is, since DirecTV's early-bird price is $159 (although they have a 4-payment plan), rising to $179 on Nov 6. I'm guessing Dish will use the same timeframe.

    He didn't have any confirmation of the free preview, although he acknowledged that it is normally offered for these types of packages (I guess we'll know about that in the morning).

    I'm assuming that they just need to "unlock" channels 561-571 for the free preview period. I forgot to ask him about the NBA TV channel (560) and I will have to go and see if it is even appearing in the program guide.

    This whole roll-out has been handled ridiculously. I just called Dish about 4 hours ago, talked to a very helpful CSR (for a change) and she searched everywhere. They did not have a scrap of information for her to pass on at that time.

    P.S. - Karl, the season actually starts tomorrow (Tuesday) ...
  4. AllenW

    AllenW Guest

    Ike, if you go to the Sacramento/Cleveland game in the guide tomorrow at 10 it says NBA League Pass(Free Preview) so there will definitely be one.
  5. Reverend Ike

    Reverend Ike Cool Member

    Oct 23, 2002
    Cool. Thanks, Allen. My upstairs receiver is broke, and the downstairs receiver was being used, so I hadn't yet had a chance to see exactly what the program info said.
  6. JohnH

    JohnH Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Even the DISHPlayer has the game listed as a free preview. :)
  7. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    Heh. I wonder if the game will be blacked out in Sacramento since it will be broadcast on KMAX-31.
  8. TimL

    TimL Legend

    Apr 23, 2002
    Probably, since it is a Sacramento home game The game appears to be blacked out in the Cleveland area since WUAB-43 is showing it.
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