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Sports Blackouts No Longer Keep DIRECTV Viewers in the Dark

mcbeevee
05-21-2008, 10:06 AM
DIRECTV's New GameSearch(TM) Technology Guides Fans Whenever
Blacked-out Game is Available on Another Channel

Press release here (http://dtv.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=311684)

:)

Jim Bob Jones
05-21-2008, 10:29 AM
When will they roll this out? Wasn't available last night when I attempted to watch a Cubs game.

mcbeevee
05-21-2008, 10:50 AM
When will they roll this out? Wasn't available last night when I attempted to watch a Cubs game.
The press release said it was available now on the HR20, HR21, & R22. Will be rolled out later to the R15, R16, H20, & H21.

:)

drbrosco
05-21-2008, 11:06 AM
WOW!!! D* just keeps getting better as I would have never dreamed of this ever happening.

DodgerKing
05-21-2008, 11:16 AM
The press release said it was available now on the HR20, HR21, & R22. Will be rolled out later to the R15, R16, H20, & H21.

:)

I discovered this accidentally about 3 weeks ago. I switched to a MLB EI game that was blacked out and the receiver said something along the line of searching for program on another channel. I left it alone to see what it would do and it gave me a list of channels to choose from.

doug30
05-21-2008, 11:32 AM
Sorry to digress but when will MLB allow us out of market viewers to see games scheduled before 7PM on Saturdays?

odictamis
05-21-2008, 11:42 AM
Cool feature, but I wish they list the Team's Feed in the Info. Nothing worse than hearing the other teams announcers if you record the wrong channel.

DJDunn6
05-21-2008, 11:44 AM
Sorry to digress but when will MLB allow us out of market viewers to see games scheduled before 7PM on Saturdays?


When FOX no longer pays big $$ for the rights to those Saturday Afternoon games...

Blackz06
05-21-2008, 12:00 PM
Thanks for the info. Looks like it will be a great added feature for D*.

doug30
05-21-2008, 12:02 PM
When FOX no longer pays big $$ for the rights to those Saturday Afternoon games...

If the viewers are paying "big $$" for MLB EI, I say **** FOX and start showing these games at 1PM. I wish MLB would see it that way. In Canada, they are not subject to this stupid rule. Anyhow, I digress again. Thanks for putting up with my rant.

tumblingdice03
05-21-2008, 05:32 PM
yeah, I noticed this during the second series of the year on my HR21. I think it was the second series, my Yanks playing Tampa and I always get blacked out of Tampa games unless on the rare times the FSN shows it. It's sad though, in those cases when the receiver only tells you it's not available on any other chanell....:crying:

DodgerKing
05-21-2008, 07:32 PM
Sorry to digress but when will MLB allow us out of market viewers to see games scheduled before 7PM on Saturdays?
They do here on the West Coast (it is after 4PM here). :p

DodgerKing
05-21-2008, 07:33 PM
Cool feature, but I wish they list the Team's Feed in the Info. Nothing worse than hearing the other teams announcers if you record the wrong channel.

You can always turn directly to that teams RSN. The RSN is made available during the game.

Jim Bob Jones
05-22-2008, 09:06 AM
This new feature is not working on my HR 20s. All I get is the black out or channel not purchased message. I get nothing that redirects to a channel on which the event is available.

Jim Bob Jones
05-22-2008, 09:08 AM
Oh Mc, my bad. I have the H20s, HD receivers without DVR. That, according to your posts, would explain the delay. Thanks.

odictamis
05-22-2008, 03:14 PM
You can always turn directly to that teams RSN. The RSN is made available during the game.

Yeah, but unfortunately I don't get the Braves RSNs in my area. But I learned through another thread today, that the road team is listed first and the home team is second. So far that holds up for all of the games I have set to record this week.

gobogie
05-22-2008, 05:12 PM
When will they roll this out? Wasn't available last night when I attempted to watch a Cubs game.

Word!