And not Directv's fault.
1) Because it's not a DirecTv problemAndyMorrison said:What a load of BS. They get their feed from the same place as every other Fox station. How come KDFW is the only one that claims to have problems with sunspots? And why can't they let D* lift the blackout on ST if they can't broadcast the game in HD themselves?
I didn't suggest that it was. My comments were directed at KDFW not D*. KDFW is the one that's claiming that their station is affected by 'sunspots'. Strange that they only impair reception of the Fox network feed at one station in the country.KCCardsfan said:1) Because it's not a DirecTv problem
Once again my comment was directed to KDFW not D*. KDFW is owned by the network. The fact that the blackouts are not applied universally across the country tells you that there is latitude for exceptions.KCCardsfan said:2) Because the Networks & NFL control the blackouts, not DirecTv.
Actually, the problem is not "sun spots", but a "solar outage", which happens when the sun appears directly behind a particular satellite. The outage can last from 5 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on the receive antenna and other factors. Essentially, the strong em energy from the sun overwhelms the weak signal from the satellite transponder.vipersl said:Seems like somewhat of a bogus excuse. Last week there was no mention of the problems with the HD feed for Fox 4. Then this week they again are having issues, they have placed a news article on their website blaming the sun for their issues.
Where was this article last week? I guess their satellites may be in a different location then that of WFAA, KTVT, and KXAS. They seem to not have any issues. KDFW has been and will always be the red headed stepchild network station in the DFW area. All the local networks have been broadcasting their local news in HD for almost a year. Even independent stations in DFW broadcast their news in HD, but KDFW seems to always be quite behind the curve, this is just one more example.
Why can't Directv allow everyone to watch the HD games through NFL Sunday Ticket in markets that are O&O? It would be nice to have my fantasy football tracker work on my local channel when I am forced to watch a game there. Being able to watch this game on my NFL Sunday Ticket would keep the sun from taking games away from me that are broadcast in HD.