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stand alone red zone channel this year ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by joeyo720, May 24, 2010.

  1. bobcnn

    bobcnn Mentor

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    I just got off the phone to Direct tv, made two calls, and they couldnt figure it out. My thinking and they agreed is that when they turned on all the NFL channels for the free preview, the HD Red Zone got turned off on those who had it free. Since the HD Red Zone channel should be working for everyone since this is a free preview weekend. They said they know about it, now lets hope they get it fixed.
     
  2. nevea2be

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    Good to know thanks. :)



    Let's hope they correct it so everyone isn't rebooting their systems during the game :(
     
  3. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    It doesn't reboot receivers, thankfully, it just reauthorizes them.
     
  4. joed32

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    If they have had 4 games or more in the past they have kept RZ functioning until they were over. 3 games or less they show mostly replays after half time. Don't know what they're doing this year.
     
  5. cebbigh

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    I just called too. Technical services did a reauthorization and I did a reboot. Still see it on SD but not HD.

    Perhaps the more calls they receive the more attention they'll pay to it. Sooner the better. If we all wait till the games start no one will get through.
     
  6. Hdhead

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    Knew there had to be a catch, free Red Zone is SD only. Worthless IMHO.
     
  7. bidger

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    Little too early to make that call. It's a free preview weekend for ST. If you channel surf, you'll see the NFLN pregame on the ST game channels. You might not want to stay there too long since a little Michael Irvin goes a long way. So, we could just be seeing a glitch in the system. If it's a free preview, why would they block the HD version of RZC?
     
  8. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    They tell you that, or are you just assuming?
     
  9. nevea2be

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    I tried that and nothing seem to change on my screen. Should there be some type of an interruption to what I'm viewing while it's resetting services?
     
  10. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Resetting services did not fix mine. Ill be calling as soon as I get back from the grocery story.
     
  11. Hdhead

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    Sorry, I am assuming, really hope I'm wrong.
     
  12. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    www.directv.com isn't even loading for me.....must be ALOT of people trying to refresh services right now :lol:
    *EDIT* must be just IE, tried it in FF and it loaded fine for me....

    I'm getting channel not purchased on ALL the ST channels (I have the free standalone RZC on my account)
    **EDIT** did a refresh and now I am able to tune to all the ST channels but still not the RZC :(
     
  13. bidger

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    I called earlier, Retention, and the girl I spoke with assured me that come 1PM EST it would be resolved. We shall see.
     
  14. MBison

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    She assured you the HD version would work?

    I called too and was on hold for awhile and was told wait until 12:55 and it "should" come on. If not to call back. Can't wait for more hold time.

    I confirmed several times when I was given this "deal" that the HD version was included. Gonna be very angry if I got swindled.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    703 is fine for me. Of course...I have Sunday Ticket. :D
     
  16. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    What is it showing for you? The DirecTV logo and some music? I'm hoping it'll turn on when the guide shows it starting at 9:55

    Can you really be swindled if its free? :lol:

    I'll be disappointed if this doesn't work out like I'd like (RZC only in HD) but I won't be mad....I'll just do what I was gonna do and suspend my account and go to Comcast for the football season :nono:
     
  17. Hdhead

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    Only us freeloaders that have the problem. :D Guess beggars can't be choosers.:lol:
     
  18. MBison

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    Well, yeah, that's what I mean. I did this a month ago or more and I would have switched to Comcast if this wasn't offered to me. By swindled I mean, they knew I was ready to dump DirecTV for Comcast who offers RZC for $5 a month. I would have done that and saved $300. Instead I feel like they pacified me and now I just discovered that it was a bait and switch and I don't exactly have a chance to switch over to Comcast 5 minutes before football starts.
     
  19. Hoosier205

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    The guide shows it starting just before 1:00 EST. It will turn on at that time. No need for it until then.
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    Oh please...calm down. There was no "bait and switch" or "swindling" involved.
     

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