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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by msmith198025, Aug 1, 2007.

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  1. tonyd79

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    100%

    I originally got D* for Penn State sports, Extra Innings and Sunday Ticket. Those reasons still exist.
     
  2. Steve Mehs

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    Wrong! As I said I get 13-14 HD games a week on MLB Extra Innings from InDemand on Time Warner. And I didn't have to pay a $40 penalty.

    http://www.indemand.com/sports/mlb/schedule/mlbScheduleHD.pdf
     
  3. DawgLink

    DawgLink Woof Woof Woof

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    Eh, let me re-phrase then.

    In my area, nobody else offers EI games in HD besides DirecTV.

    Either way, I find the D* to kill anyone else sports-wise.

    I dealt with Time Warner for a year in college and refused to ever go there again. Total nightmare for 300 days before we got out.
     
  4. msmith198025

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    Ha ha, who knew? But i agree, D* offers the best overall sports programming available IMO.
     
  5. weaver6

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    NFL Sunday Ticket is the only reason I'm with D*. My Comcast was better than most, and I could get FIOS now.

    Mark
     
  6. Steady Teddy

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    Sports was the initial reason why I switched from Commiecast to D*. I wanted the ESPN Gameplan package, which the other company didn't offer at the time. And of course NFL ST was a major reason as well.
     
  7. Redlinetire

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    Well, maybe you didn't have to pay for them but according to my D* on-air guide I still get more. For example, tonight's schedule (8/2):
    Channel 730
    8:00 Astros@Braves
    11:00 Angles@As (joined in progress)

    Channel 731
    1:00 WhiteSox@Yankees
    7:00 Reds@Nationals
    10:10 Giants@Dodgers

    Your listing doesn't show the Astros/Braves or Angles/As game.
     
  8. Steve Mehs

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    You may get more today, but what about the whole week, or month? 56 games are on the schedule to be in HD this month from InDemand, that works out to be about 13 games a week. DirecTV advertises by the # of games a week, so I’m going by that standard. Does DirecTV beat that? I don't know. Even so I'd take a game or two less that I won't even watch if it means not being penalized for wanting the games in HD.
     
  9. ProfLonghair

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    Sunday ticket is why I came here, and all digital was why I stayed. NFLN (Thannks, Time Warner!), more HD, and the interactivity (CE4LIFE) is why I continue to stay
     
  10. Redlinetire

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    If cable makes you happy, more power to you. I was just pointing out that you shouldn't always go by what the marketing people say! ;)

    In my area, cable doesn't even offer MLB EI in HD, only SD - so it's not an option to me. And I didn't have to pay extra for HD, it's free with the half season offer.

    So with NFL ST, Nascar HotPass, MLB in HD and everything else, D* beats my local cable company hands down. That doesn't mean it's true everywhere though...
     
  11. gusmahler

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    I came to DirecTV for three reasons:

    1) NFL Sunday Ticket
    2) EPL Setanta Sports
    3) College basketball on the local RSNs (Comcast only has the Fox College Sports channel that doesn't show everything).
     
  12. tonyd79

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    For the last few weeks, D* has had at least 2 and usually 3 (sometimes 4) games per day on in HD. They have been exceeding expectations and their advertising. Go figure!

    Oh, and good for you that your cable gives you HD sports. Most do not give much at all. Sounds like it fits your needs. Here there is ZERO HD baseball other than ESPN on cable. (And NHL games were on DirecTV in HD, just not officially on vs-HD, so your information on that was wrong.)
     
  13. hwks1

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    I got it specifically for the Sports Pak!

    And now the Big Ten network

    Sports is for the men

    and Food Network and TLC for the ladies!

    I admit though that also watch Food and TLC!;)
     
  14. loudo

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    I originally signed up for D* for NFL ST. I had it on my C-Band system, and still wanted to keep it. But since D* keeps started increasing it with outrageous prices every year, I have dropped it. I like football, but not enough to buy that over priced package.

    I do still enjoy the national RSN Sports package (our local cable company doesn't even carry both of our local RSNs). I enjoy seeing local sports from all over the country. I also subscribe to the NHL Center Ice and MLB EI, which are a lot more reasonable than the ST package.
     
  15. jgager

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    I switched from D* to Comcast to get locals in HD, and switched back a few months later when my local Comcast chose not to offer MLB Extra Innings. If not for that, I would probably be switching now for the Big Ten Network (which I am sure I won't be getting here in SEC country). So yes, sports programming had everything to do with me switching to D*.
     
  16. MLBurks

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    I realize that there are lots of sports fans here (I subscribe to EI) but I hope D* doesn't lose focus on us movie fans as well. It would be great to see D* add Starz Kids & Family, Showtime Beyond, HBO Comedy, all the Cinemax channels (honestly, $12 for 2 1/2 channels?) and any others I am failing to mention. I think E* has a slight edge over D* in this category.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    D* bread and butter: sports and movies.
     
  18. n3ntj

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    I got D* to get the YES Network and MSG (sports pack)...for the sports (hockey and baseball). I am not in the NY DMA.
     
  19. Steve Mehs

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    No it wasn't. That’s not what I’m talking about. I know DirecTV has the temp NHL HD channel for Versus HD games. Go to the Sports Forum here and search for the Versus HD playoff schedule. While Versus does the telecast, Versus HD will not show NHL hockey when Versus/Golf HD is in Golf HD mode, therefore it will not be on DirecTV or Dish for that matter. Those games are however are carried on Mojo HD (the former InHD) but it’s a Versus HD telecast.

    http://www.versus.com/nw/article/view/18497/?tf=NHLArticleWrapper.tpl

    Here’s this past years Conference Finals schedule for example. Games marked with an M are exclusive to cable. Granted it not many games, but counting the Round 2 and Round 3 action, the Sabres had a few Mojo only games. Buffalo Sabres Hockey = Life. With as little as I can see the team in HD, i'll take anything I can get.
     
  20. tonyd79

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    There may have been a few missing but I SAW playoff hockey on DirecTV and NONE of it was on my cable (Comcast)'s Mojo. It was all on Versus/Golf here. I don't think all cable companies cover everything the same. You have a habit of takiing what seems to be a good cable system you have and think everyone gets the same. We do not. Not that I watch a ton of hockey but I don't remember any games on Comcast here that were not on D* (although I wasn't home every night). But your claim that D* didn't cover playoff hockey is wrong.
     
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