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Versus on DTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kryscio23, Aug 19, 2009.

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  1. bb37

    bb37 Godfather

    Dec 27, 2007
    I agree. There are always two sides to every argument...sometimes more.
  2. irlspotter

    irlspotter New Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    I think everyone needs to contact their legislators at all levels, local, state and federal to put laws in effect that forces all content providers to go to the a-la-carte method of programming. Then D* could give me a list of prices for each individual channel and I could choose what I want to watch. I could then get a price comparsion of both D* and cable, etc.

    Also, write them about fixing the must carry rule, because right now they carry my locals on D*, but not all are in HD. All local channels that broadcast in HD need to be carried in HD on D*. Sports are better in HD and there are a lot of games on WCIU, Channel 26, broadcast in HD, but not carried in HD on D*. Why does Orlando, FL get 9 HD locals and Chicago only get 6. Chicago is a bigger market.

    D* get VERSUS back on or you will lose me as a customer!!!

  3. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    If they have to keep it in the basic package and my price goes up for this channel I don't want it. If it comes in at no cost to me then fine.
  4. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    its gone, its never coming back, get used to it.
  5. WebTraveler

    WebTraveler Icon

    Apr 9, 2006
    I tend to agree. Comcast has jacked Directv around for too long and Directv has had it.
  6. EricRobins

    EricRobins Godfather

    Feb 9, 2005
    This analogy is missing two very important items.

    1. Potatoes are a commodity. You can get potatoes from just about any potato farmer and there will be virtually no difference. Therefore, if the original farmer won't sell you his at your price, you can go to another potato farmer. THIS IS NOT TRUE FOR VS. You cannot go somewhere else for the programming VS has.

    2. VS is not a consumable good. The cost to provide VS to D* is next to nothing. Once the farmer provides the potatoes, they are gone and cannot be resold.
  7. 10david2

    10david2 AllStar

    Apr 2, 2008
    The problem with the whole situation is, VS is NOT coming in at all right now while D* and C* are playing a game of who's tools is bigger!! It's total bullcrap!! They need to reach an agreement or tell us that it's definitely not coming back, so customers can make other arrangements. I want VS, but more importantly I want a straight answer, from both companies! I am getting really close to telling D* to shove the whole thing up their rear and just go OTA.
  8. garn9173

    garn9173 Icon

    Apr 4, 2005
    Our government has more important issues to worry about than a crappy wanna be sports channel. If you think prices are high now, ala-carte will bring higher prices and fewer choices and selection.
  9. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

    Apr 1, 2007
    wrong, there are 3 sides to every story......yours, mine and the truth. the truth is usually in the middle of the opposing sides as they both spin their story to make them look favorable.
  10. Cyber36

    Cyber36 Legend

    Mar 20, 2008
    Byron NY
    Screw Versus. Carry CBC from Canada. They show tons of hockey...............
  11. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    WCIU HD is OTA and Weigel Broadcasting is playing hardball over it and metoo. They just got there milwaukee HD OTA on direct tv. also there is a law that says if you have 1 HD OTA then you must have all of them so likey it will be there when the D-12 sat goes live likely late this year / start of next next.

    also under the new cubs deal there may be way less games on wgn and wciu.
  12. abooch

    abooch Legend

    Oct 25, 2008
    I dont care where it is just get it...Comcast should let directv put it on the sportspack...I just came to D* from comcast and im not going back
  13. bjlc

    bjlc Icon

    Aug 20, 2004
    this is a great attitude to have if you don't care if the channel exists or not.. which, in your case is probably true..
  14. crawdad62

    crawdad62 Godfather

    Jul 16, 2008
    If the issue is *D wanting it in the Sports Pack and that comes to pass then it's a non-issue for me. So long Vs. it was good to know you.
  15. Attitude2000

    Attitude2000 Mentor

    Jun 22, 2005
    About the local channels, I would assume the government requires that they're digital. And even though they aren't HD, they are digital.
  16. Attitude2000

    Attitude2000 Mentor

    Jun 22, 2005
    You know that's not going to happen. I haven't been all the way through this thread but it's probably been said a million times already. The NHL doesn't want their game(s) of the week on a channel less than 50% of subscribers have.
  17. Peter305

    Peter305 Hall Of Fame

    May 24, 2006
    The problem is that DirecTV is never going to be able to show the CBC....
  18. Peter305

    Peter305 Hall Of Fame

    May 24, 2006
    That may be true, but they have a signed contract with Versus for this season and next so thus of us with DirecTV are just out of luck. Depending on your team it may not make much difference during the regular season but the playoffs are a very different story.
  19. Attitude2000

    Attitude2000 Mentor

    Jun 22, 2005
    I see your point. I'm not blaming the league. The problem is Comcast is trying to use it as leverage. "Your customers want to see the NHL. It has to be on the base package. So we want more." It's messed up. I agree with the guy who said D* should just buy all of FSN.

    Like, ever? You can't get locals in Canada?
  20. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    You can't get DirecTV in Canada (legally) - they don't serve Canada so they don't provide Canadian locals.
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