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Which RSN do you want added most?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Crypter, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. GlennDio

    GlennDio Icon

    Jan 19, 2007
    this was the last year with Braves games on TBS ... next season they have a weekly game (sunday night?) but no Braves anymore
  2. mfeinstein

    mfeinstein Godfather

    Sep 1, 2007
    Comcast Sports Net New England (the former FSN NE)
  3. enkrates

    enkrates New Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    FSN Rocky Mountain

    Lots of great HD content on those stations that I can't watch down here in Colorado Springs.
  4. shotdisc98

    shotdisc98 AllStar

    May 7, 2007
    Chalk up another vote for FSN Bay Area and CSN West! We're all close enough for the spot beam but still can't receive due to local channel interference here in Nor Cal. I just hope the Giants will be in HD on DirecTV every time it's available next year. Thank God Barry was in HD when he broke the record! I would also like to see more of Brad Miller's cornrows on CSNW HD this year...
    Can we get a voting system of some sort on here to keep an official tally?
  5. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    How about adding all of them in HD? :D

    I'm really enjoying the HD hockey.
  6. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    MSG HD (621)
  7. Mark20

    Mark20 Godfather

    Dec 24, 2006
    CSN Philly but I know that's not coming any time soon.

    We briefly got YES until the ZIP codes were tightened up, now nothing.

    It would be really nice if D* (probably E* too) would let us pick an alternate. However, I think since we're out of market for any other region, the current law won't let them do that.

    Can someone point me toward the law/rule that let's Comcast keep CSN Philly off the satellites?
  8. Power and Glory

    Power and Glory Cool Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Where in Eastern PA are you that you can't get YES?
  9. fl panthers

    fl panthers Legend

    Sep 18, 2007
    fsn florida hd is only available in miami market .i live in west palm about 25 min north only sd for me
  10. Mark20

    Mark20 Godfather

    Dec 24, 2006
    Lower Bucks County.

    I'm originally from NYC so getting some NY teams would be fine though I'm not a sports fanatic. My real complaint is I get one less network while paying the same amount that others are paying for the package I have. Any adjustment to my bill would probably be less than a $1, so it doesn't really pay to complain.
  11. sharpmibo

    sharpmibo Legend

    Mar 1, 2006
    FSNBA please. I recently moved from the Bay Area to the Sierra foothills. The first week here D* had not changed my billing and I was able to watch A's and Giants on channel 96 in HD. Since changing my billing channel no longer available. I know for a fact I get the spotbeam, so it seems it is an arbitrary choice by D* to exclude my zip 95726. When I called D* they said I was supposed to receive channel 96.

    I hope FSNBA is converted soon. I do miss Sharks in HD.
  12. buist

    buist Legend

    Nov 12, 2002
    I'll second the FSN Florida and Sun Sports..

  13. Lurch1080i

    Lurch1080i Cool Member

    Sep 23, 2007
    FSN Bay Area HD ..... PLEASE!!!

    Sharks Fan :D
  14. farmdwg

    farmdwg Mentor

    Feb 5, 2007
    FSN Bay Area.....

    I have talked with various people at FSN Bay Area and DirecTV and they have said "you should get it" and that we're all in the spot beam... I also have confirmation that FSN Bay Area will be moved to a national beam shortly.


  15. OldRick

    OldRick AllStar

    Oct 8, 2007
    How about - none?

    I'd much rather that DTV used the bandwidth for better quality on the real channels, instead of dissipating it on any regional sports channels.
  16. packfan909

    packfan909 Icon

    Oct 6, 2006

    It's not arbitrary. D* just used the SF/SJ/OAK DMA to provide the access to Channel 96. You did confirm one thing for us in the valley. We were definitely covered by the spotbeam for the channel!


  17. Hoxxx

    Hoxxx Cool Member/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 19, 2004
  18. fhedrick

    fhedrick Legend

    Sep 18, 2007
    I would prefer to see the Rockets lose in HD rather than SD, so Fox Sports Houston.
  19. Agrajag

    Agrajag Godfather

    Jun 22, 2004
    Comcast SportsNet Philly has to be the biggest request for this. We're being shafted here in our area over this and the only GLIMMER of hope is for a law change in October of 2008.

    DirecTV seems to have entirely given up on this on their end. No one even talks about it any longer there.

    Do some searching. It's all there. Big thread on AVSFORUM. Comcast Philly is their home market. There's prestige involved. Also, Philly is one of, I believe, only two remaining facilities that provide the signal via microwave. This choice falls into a loophole that let's Comcast avoid the "using the public airwaves" catch for having to provide the signal to everyone. Apparently that loophole/law expires in October, 2008 and could be re-written in such a way as to no longer let them use it that way. However, Comcast has incredible political power so I have very little hope that this will be amended to our advantage.

    Comcast must know that if they offer CSN Philly on DirecTV, huge swaths of customers will abandon them overnight. Comcast has mistreated customers in my area for well over a decade. Thus, whatever they make from DirecTV for carriage will dwarf what they lose in churn. These guys are cutthroat to the extreme. For years we all paid $10-$12 a month for a channel called Prism where we all watched the Phillies, Flyers and Sixers. When they weren't on it was a premium movie channel.

    Then Comcast took it over and killed it. They insisted that anyone who wanted Comcast SportsNet had to offer it as part of the basic programming package. Thus, if you just wanted to watch their sports, you could no longer just get Prism but instead had to spend $40+ a month for basic cable. They knew that if you went that far, 99 out of 100 people would just say, "to hell with it" and stay with Comcast.

    As I've said elsewhere, I used to do some work for TV Guide and got to see DirecTV subscriber numbers by geographic location. All over the country their saturation was pretty reliable and then you got to the "Philly" market (which includes much of South Jersey) and the number was off-the-charts low. This is a HUGE sports market and people will choose to be robbed by Comcast over giving up their sports habit.

    I cut them loose in 1994 and have been better off for it. That said, I would jump at the chance to get CSN, especially in HD, back as an option but not jump so far as to go back to Comcast. Here, for equivalent packages, they are 50% more expensive and that's just nuts.
  20. Power and Glory

    Power and Glory Cool Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Not to go way off topic but doesn't DirecTV sorta doing the same with Sunday Ticket.

    I know of a bunch of people that have DirecTV only cause of Sunday Ticket. If DirecTV lost exclusive rights to that to cable I'm sure they would lose a lot of subs themselves.
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