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Postby awwchrist » Fri May 13, 2005 4:22 pm

most satellite and cable services charge you a small monthly fee for extra receivers.

Usually 5 to 10 bucks per.
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Postby MadScott » Fri May 13, 2005 9:34 pm

Yeah Sixxgunn, it's an extra $5/month for a second DSS box.

I actually have the opposite where I live Aww. Cable is absurd and their CS sucks. I happily left cable many years ago and although I'll never say "never", it would be a pretty cold day in you know where before I come back.

I do know that it's a bite in the arse too for the Ticket as prices have increased, but that being said, I had to draw the line somewhere. If I'm not going to be able to get up to SF to catch games for the next few years, I need the Ticket to survive.
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Postby Azrael » Fri May 13, 2005 10:02 pm

The only thing that sucks about Sunday Ticket is they blackout the locals. I want to watch ALL the games, not all the games but my favorite team.
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Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Sat May 14, 2005 2:12 am

hastur wrote:my monthly personal "NFL package":

beer $40.00
food $20.00
tips $25.00
getting away from screaming wife/child Priceless


Ain't that the truth, man :-)
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Sat May 14, 2005 2:27 am

SwiperNoSwiping wrote:
hastur wrote:my monthly personal "NFL package":

beer $40.00
food $20.00
tips $25.00
getting away from screaming wife/child Priceless


Ain't that the truth, man :-)


Gotta love Sports Bars... ;-D

Though minus the beer (damned drinking age), and add on about $20 a Sunday for food and tips instead of a month. I do love Buffalo wings while I watch Dallas lose... it eases the pain.
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Postby Arlo » Sat May 14, 2005 8:51 am

Mercer Boy wrote:Bah, if only I didn't live in Hickville

Does this mean we have to call you Hickville Boy now? :-b

And yeah, I agree with the Sports Bar NFL Package plan! ;-D
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Postby Free Bagel » Sat May 14, 2005 10:38 am

Can't comment on DirectTV as a whole, but don't they usually have those deals where if you sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket they give you installation and 4 months service free? Do you have to buy equipment on top of that?

If not I'm definitely jumping on that this year if they have it again and then cancelling after the 4 months.
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Postby Free Bagel » Sat May 14, 2005 10:40 am

Azrael wrote:The only thing that sucks about Sunday Ticket is they blackout the locals. I want to watch ALL the games, not all the games but my favorite team.


How close do they consider "local"? Wouldn't the local games be your CBS/FOX games anyway?

For instance I'm in Gainesville (Central Florida), less than 2 hrs from Tampa and Jax, and 5+ hrs from Miami/Atlanta. Would all 4 of those be blacked out or just Tampa/Jax? If it was just Tampa and Jax it wouldn't really matter, because (unfortunately) Jacksonville is on CBS every week here and Tampa is on FOX pretty much every week here.
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Postby Goatwhacker » Sat May 14, 2005 11:28 am

Free Bagel wrote:
Azrael wrote:The only thing that sucks about Sunday Ticket is they blackout the locals. I want to watch ALL the games, not all the games but my favorite team.


How close do they consider "local"? Wouldn't the local games be your CBS/FOX games anyway?

For instance I'm in Gainesville (Central Florida), less than 2 hrs from Tampa and Jax, and 5+ hrs from Miami/Atlanta. Would all 4 of those be blacked out or just Tampa/Jax? If it was just Tampa and Jax it wouldn't really matter, because (unfortunately) Jacksonville is on CBS every week here and Tampa is on FOX pretty much every week here.


I'm guessing it has something to do with what Fox considers it's local channels. I live three hours from Chicago but the Bears are on every week on Fox and DirecTV blocks them out on the Sunday Ticket. I do have the local channels on DirecTV as well so can watch them anyway but the local ones are not always high-def.

I got high-def last fall and it wasn't anywhere near 800 bucks, probably about half that.
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Postby Tyr » Sat May 14, 2005 11:41 am

If I had ESPN GamePlan and Sunday Ticket I couldn't even imagine getting rid of DirectTV.

Sports bars are great.. but having recordings of every NFL and a couple hundred NCAA games to watch at your leisure? Too good to pass up.

I'll be ordering Sunday Ticket this year I think, as well as GamePlan.
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