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CompiledMonkey said:
Looking at last year's schedule it doesn't look worth $100. Are the games in HD?
I cancelled. There are so many great games between ESPN, Big Ten Network, ESPN U, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc... and those are in HD. As far as I know there is no HD Game Plan. Unless D11 has a trick up it's sleeve. The ABC overflow can possibly be done in HD, but I don't know that the other can.
 

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I cancelled. There are so many great games between ESPN, Big Ten Network, ESPN U, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc... and those are in HD. As far as I know there is no HD Game Plan. Unless D11 has a trick up it's sleeve. The ABC overflow can possibly be done in HD, but I don't know that the other can.
The value of Game Plan is in the ABC out of market games. If you are a Big 12 fan and live in the Big 12 region then it doesn't add much. If you root for Oklahoma and live in Florida then it will give you some good games that you would otherwise miss.

I cannot see why they don't add the HD since DirecTV is showing them all in HD somewhere. But since it is an ESPN thing they probably don't let the providers mess with it.
 

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spend the money on Sports pack and you will get almost all of the games anyway and many in HD (upconverts at least ) on the RSNs carrying the games --especially now that we should have 23 of them FT HD ...
Plus I have Fios Internet and I get ESPN360 so if I am really desperate for a game plan game and it is not on I can always hook up the laptop to the Big screen
 

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spend the money on Sports pack and you will get almost all of the games anyway and many in HD (upconverts at least ) on the RSNs carrying the games --especially now that we should have 23 of them FT HD ...
Plus I have Fios Internet and I get ESPN360 so if I am really desperate for a game plan game and it is not on I can always hook up the laptop to the Big screen
To me it doesn't make sense to order game-plan. I have the sportspak as a premier customer and I don't remember too many of the games that weren't on one the RSN's. An example would be in the Buffalo area I get blacked out of big east games on MSG. I turn to MASN and the same game is on there.And as you said if you have a carrier that offers ESPN360 you can watch the games on there and not pay another cent.
 

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Nope. To Me ESPN Gameplan is no longer worth purchasing. All the Big Games ESPN or ABC usually pick up nationally. And then there are always the S.E.C. games on CBS every week and Notre Dame on NBC. I can get all those games in HD from my Local Affiliates. And Since I am in S.E.C. Territory i get a local channel that carries the Lincoln Financial Game S.E.C. Game of the week. So Basically ESPN Gameplan i'm going into the 4th Year where i've not had the package.
 

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Keeping Game Plan this year again.
 

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ARKDTVfan said:
personally I'd buy just the week(s) my team is playing on GP
That's the way to go. When I had GP I found myself watching games on it only because I paid for it even if I had no interest in the teams or the game. Enough CF on networks, ESPN's and RSN that I don't need to mess with it.

Now if there is a game I want to see, then sure I will get it for the day.
 

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I dumped it last year after having it 3 or 4 years.

With the creation of the BTN and the new football deal btwn the B10 and ABC/ESPN, which created mirror coverage to supplement the ABC-regional coverage, there weren't many important games left.

Living in DC, with local regional coverage of the ACC and Big East (from Raycom and ESPN+/MASN) added to all the national broadcasts, I basically get every major game except the weekly SEC Raycom game (which is usually a lesser game) and non-B10 ABC games outside my area (which will usually be a P10 or B12 game).

Like one of the above posters said - the Sportspack is a good cheaper way to supplement because you'll pick up many games on out-of-market FSN affiliates, ESPNU, CSTV, and MTN that you wouldn't otherwise get. This is particularly true in my case because the mid-atlantic FSN affiliate, CSN-MA, very rarely carries national FSN programming, so we miss out on a lot of B12 and P10 games.

Then, of course, no HD with GP.
 

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If they are going to carry the Raycom games in HD, than yeah I will probably re-up again this year. I think the Gators will be on there 3x this year and the Raycom SD feed is absolute garbage. If no HD, I will watch on my computer.
 

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I have a home theater where I can watch up to 4 games at a time and I find no reason the buy game plan (canceled it in 2006). It is rare when the best 4 games at any given moment are not available by other means, that is saying something. Not to mention no HD...

FYI, I am an SEC/Big East/Big Ten fan living in Atlanta (born in Pittsburgh).
 

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psunate77 said:
Its not worth it at all.. I heard they may scrap it.

Alot of La Tech, Nevada games..
Well, I don't know what you mean by "scrap it" ....it's definitely here.

Like any package, it depends on what you have access to. GamePlan is great for many customers, but for others there may be other alternatives. It's a personal decision.

But rest assured, GamePlan will be on this year.
 

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creesh said:
I have a home theater where I can watch up to 4 games at a time
That's what I'm talking about!:goodjob:

Now there's a true sports fan, right there. :righton:
 

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Well, I don't know what you mean by "scrap it" ....it's definitely here.

Like any package, it depends on what you have access to. GamePlan is great for many customers, but for others there may be other alternatives. It's a personal decision.

But rest assured, GamePlan will be on this year.
Will there be any games in HD on Game Plan?
This is the $100,000 question.
 

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The ABC regional games used to be the big draw of ESPN Gameplan for me. But now that they added the ABC Primetime game, many of the games that used to be regionalized at 3:30 are on nationally at 8 so you see the biggest games usually every week now as opposed to being forced in my area to watch ACC crap when there was a game in the Big 10 or Big 12 a whole lot more interesting.

So, personally unless you are a huge fan of the Big East or Conference USA or one of the other conferences ESPN + or Raycom carries and you think you absolutely have to see EVERY SINGLE game or you will die, or if you are a fan or alum of a team whose games are regularly featured on the package (i.e. Hawaii) I can't see ordering it.

I really can't see ordering it if you are just a big fan of watching major matchups every week.
 

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With CSNHD,CSN+, ESPNHD,ESPN2, 9HD,26 HD, TBNHD, and 32HD, I don't need sports package. Get everything I need.:D :D :D
 
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