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The perfect storm of NFLGM blackouts...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by saleen351, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    I can't quite tell whether you're advocating for...

    1. "The same one mix channel" containing every game, blacked out in areas where a game may be blacked out.

    2. Separate mix channels for areas where there's a blackout, i.e., if a Buccaneers home game is blacked out, then most of the country gets a mix channel containing every game, and Central Florida gets a mix channel that contains all games except the Bucs game.

    Neither scenario would involve "mirrors," a term which implies that the content is the same on all channels. #1 only requires one channel; #2 would require DirecTV to produce and distribute two completely separate mix channels.
  2. zimm7778

    zimm7778 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 11, 2007
    I believe what he's saying is a mix channel that "mirrors" the ST channels as you receive them. So in essence if a game is blacked out it would be blacked out on the mix channel for you (you'd actually see a black screen in the box). The problem with this is it would also black out the games airing on your local affiliate because those are blacked out on the ST channels as well which is one big reason I don't think this would ever work.
  3. cariera

    cariera Icon

    Oct 27, 2006
    Or Directv could develop PIP system so that you could create your own mix channel. So with a HR34 you could use all 5 tuners - 1 for the main game and the other four for PIP. Now if you could resize, and move PIP windows that would be awesome. I know it's just a crazy idea, but........??????

    Now it's time for some football.
  4. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    Pretty sure this would require new receivers/DVRs with new technology that would allow them to dynamically "create" a mix channel "on the fly."
  5. rmmccann

    rmmccann AllStar

    Apr 16, 2012
    ND, USA
    Actually, that's not a bad idea at all. I think they need to iron out the rest of the bugs in the HR34 before they look at something like this, but it would make sense.
  6. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    That would be one expensive system. The decoders are the issue.

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