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"Stupid Rookie Questions"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by oldbamaguy, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. oldbamaguy

    oldbamaguy Legend

    Jun 1, 2009
    Although I have gotten the NFL Sunday Ticket (bare bones version whatever that is) since 2000, I recently converted to HD with two HD-DVRs (HR20-100s). I only have two 43 inch TVs, so I'm thinking the multiple game screens wouldn't be big enough to view. My rookie questions are what do I need for the upcoming NFL season? Will the NFTST be available on both HD-DVRs ? In HD? What is "Super Fan"?
    Thank You Very Much!!
    oldbamaguy (70)
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    1. A larger TV
    2. Yes.
    3. With Superfan
    4. HD
  3. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    Sunday Ticket gets you the games.

    Super Fan gets you HD, ..... but you need to pay extra for this.
  4. evan_s

    evan_s Hall Of Fame

    Mar 3, 2008
    Superfan does have other features besides the HD.

    The supercast internet streaming is nice. Quality is pretty good and can easily track the stats on the games.

    The Redzone channel is great. If one of our teams isn't playing we usually end up just watching the redzone channel.

    Never did get into the short cuts or the mobile highlights personally.
  5. Mertzen

    Mertzen Hall Of Fame

    Dec 8, 2006
    From wikipedia:

    The Superfan package is an extra package which allows subscribers to watch up to 12 NFL games in high definition and offers extra features not available in the regular Sunday Ticket. This was added in 2005 and includes these three features:
    Game Mix
    This channel shows 8 games at once, along with the game's score, time left in the game, and the quarter that the game is in under the game's feed. Starting in 2008 it can be seen in high-definition.
    Red Zone Channel
    This channel acts as a viewer's "remote control" and switches around various NFL games as plays of interest occur (scoring plays, key turnovers, etc.) The coverage is hosted by Fox's Andrew Siciliano and has been offered on some airlines, such as Jet Blue.
    As of the 2007 season, this channel is provided in HD.
    Short Cuts
    This 2-channel duo recaps every NFL game in 30 minutes or less, including games not available on NFL Sunday Ticket because they were televised locally or blacked out. One channel shows AFC games while the other shows NFC games. These highlights are made available on Sunday nights and are shown continuously until Tuesday morning.
    In addition, beginning in 2008 Superfan will include a new feature called Supercast, which enables subscribers to stream live games on their computers.
  6. dshu82

    dshu82 Icon

    Jul 6, 2007
    Yes! Love it for that very reason!
  7. oldbamaguy

    oldbamaguy Legend

    Jun 1, 2009
    Thanks for the rapid response!!
    I appreciate the SuperFan "features". (I never thought to "wikipedia" it.)
    I thought Super Fan came with a lot of "whistles and bells", I'm not sure if I would use any of them. I was sorta planning on watching 4 games on Sundays and recording another 4 games while purposely not looking at the scores of other games. I really don't have any favorite teams, I just LOVE football. To get larger TVs, I'll need a larger house since two larger tvs would not fit on the wall in the living room.
    .............................................................. <(cat on keyboard input)
    I live alone and have the two TVs side by side, I can barely open the door.
    Last season, I had NFLST on one and Comcast on the other.
    When Comcast said they were not going to have the NFL Network,
    I went to all Directv in May. I've added two eSATA drives so I am ready to record the back to back (to back) NFL preseason games.
    Again, Thanks for the Information!!

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