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TexansSeminole
06-15-2007, 05:09 PM
I am about to move into a new apartment in Florida. I want to be able to see all of the Texans games and alot of other games that they will not be showing locally. I also want to grab a few major channels in HD...not all of them...I don't need the FOOD network in HD. I want to know which provider will allow me to do this. I assume it is mostly the same in most areas. The two major ones I have heard about around here are Comcast and DirecTV. I have always been confused on if Comcast allows you to get a deal like DirecTV's Sunday Ticket where you can watch all the games. Please help.

Blazing Arrow
06-15-2007, 05:15 PM
Sunday Ticket is exclusive to DTV. If you want all of your games the only provider that does it is DTV if you are not in the local area.

TexansSeminole
06-15-2007, 05:20 PM
Sunday Ticket is exclusive to DTV. If you want all of your games the only provider that does it is DTV if you are not in the local area.

That is pretty much the only information that I need. Thank you. Mods if this is correct you can delete this thread.

Bipolar The Titan
06-16-2007, 02:15 PM
yeah! delete the thread! we can't have these useless trolls handing out helpful information!

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Maddict5
06-16-2007, 03:17 PM
yeah! delete the thread! we can't have these useless trolls handing out helpful information!



umm.. ok. hey at least now i get your username- so thats 1 positive from that post.. otherwise you were just trolling like alot of the tacks on here with some certain exceptions:bat:

NitroGSXR
06-16-2007, 04:40 PM
Don't delete the thread. I found this information to be useful. I didn't realize that DirecTV was the only provider for this. I found that out about an hour ago though. Gonna be 250 for the NFL package in Austin through Time Warner. I just moved to Austin for the summer and am in the middle of getting set up. Heh!

rvguy121
06-17-2007, 08:20 AM
Don't delete the thread. I found this information to be useful. I didn't realize that DirecTV was the only provider for this. I found that out about an hour ago though. Gonna be 250 for the NFL package in Austin through Time Warner. I just moved to Austin for the summer and am in the middle of getting set up. Heh!

I just checked Time Warner website and I could not find NFL ticket there...I have Time Warner here in Dallas. They showed to provide only NBA, NHL, MLB but no mention of NFL. I'm about to switch to DTV because I have not been able to watch our beloved Texans on a consistent basis. No more! This year, I'm watching them on my new 57" Mitsubushi!:whip:

TexansSeminole
06-17-2007, 11:29 AM
Yea, it sucks for us people who moved from Houston...or just don't live there.

NitroGSXR
06-17-2007, 12:01 PM
I just checked Time Warner website and I could not find NFL ticket there...I have Time Warner here in Dallas. They showed to provide only NBA, NHL, MLB but no mention of NFL. I'm about to switch to DTV because I have not been able to watch our beloved Texans on a consistent basis. No more! This year, I'm watching them on my new 57" Mitsubushi!:whip:
It's an option there. I went to their offices personally and selected my plan while I was there. I'm not certain if it's called NFL Ticket but it's a plan that offers all the NFL games for $249.99. I'll look at it later on and find out for certain. If there's a 'Stay Weird' person here, I'm sure they can elaborate more. I was really rushed when I got the plan which is why I cannot remember what package it was exactly but I know it shows every one of the NFL games.

Based on what you're saying, I'm now shaking in fear of 'blackout in this area' scenarios.

rvguy121
06-17-2007, 12:42 PM
It's an option there. I went to their offices personally and selected my plan while I was there. I'm not certain if it's called NFL Ticket but it's a plan that offers all the NFL games for $249.99. I'll look at it later on and find out for certain. If there's a 'Stay Weird' person here, I'm sure they can elaborate more. I was really rushed when I got the plan which is why I cannot remember what package it was exactly but I know it shows every one of the NFL games.

Based on what you're saying, I'm now shaking in fear of 'blackout in this area' scenarios.

I'll contact Time Warner here in Dallas to confirm or deny the availability of such a plan, as maybe their website is not current. I don't know about blackout scenarios...seems if they are offering all the games weekly, none would be blacked out. Go figure....:shades:

rvguy121
06-17-2007, 12:46 PM
RV guy good luck, I had a 64 Mitsubishi and had a oil blow-bye problem, that couldn't be found... :cowboy1:

I really hope there aren't any problems! I did get an extended warranty.

FirstTexansFan
06-18-2007, 12:10 AM
It's an option there. I went to their offices personally and selected my plan while I was there. I'm not certain if it's called NFL Ticket but it's a plan that offers all the NFL games for $249.99. I'll look at it later on and find out for certain. If there's a 'Stay Weird' person here, I'm sure they can elaborate more. I was really rushed when I got the plan which is why I cannot remember what package it was exactly but I know it shows every one of the NFL games.

Based on what you're saying, I'm now shaking in fear of 'blackout in this area' scenarios.

If you can elaborate on this one I'd appreciate it. I find nothing on Time Warners site that states they offer anything like this, and I've looked locally and nationally.

BigWig
06-18-2007, 08:03 AM
I was under the impression that DTV is the only one with all the NFL Games in a package called the NFL Ticket. I have had it for years because TW never could offer it. If TW has it now the competition is on, but in my mnd I'll never switch from DTV, way too many hassles with TW, especially when their so called Digital TV cant work unless the coax is flawless, sheeesh.

BigWig
06-18-2007, 08:05 AM
I am about to move into a new apartment in Florida. I want to be able to see all of the Texans games and alot of other games that they will not be showing locally. I also want to grab a few major channels in HD...not all of them...I don't need the FOOD network in HD. I want to know which provider will allow me to do this. I assume it is mostly the same in most areas. The two major ones I have heard about around here are Comcast and DirecTV. I have always been confused on if Comcast allows you to get a deal like DirecTV's Sunday Ticket where you can watch all the games. Please help.
Oh and I forgot, the food network is awesome in HD if you love Rachel Ray like I do!

Bipolar The Titan
06-18-2007, 08:13 AM
umm.. ok. hey at least now i get your username- so thats 1 positive from that post.. otherwise you were just trolling like alot of the tacks on here with some certain exceptions:bat:

no I'm not. You just don't know me that well.

btw- I was being sarcastic about deleting the thread.

rvguy121
06-18-2007, 02:25 PM
I was under the impression that DTV is the only one with all the NFL Games in a package called the NFL Ticket. I have had it for years because TW never could offer it. If TW has it now the competition is on, but in my mnd I'll never switch from DTV, way too many hassles with TW, especially when their so called Digital TV cant work unless the coax is flawless, sheeesh.

Well I contacted the Time Warner office in Dallas. The woman I talked to on the phone put me on hold, and had to go to her manager because she was unaware of any such plan. She later returned and said no details were available right now, but if said programming becomes available it would be near the beginning of football season. But she was also unsure in what areas said programming might be available. To me the conversation sort of indicated "I don't know nuthin' but yes, we're gonna have something like that, and we can't talk about it just yet."

She was flabbergasted to find out that someone in Austin already has it!

TexansSeminole
06-18-2007, 05:27 PM
Well I contacted the Time Warner office in Dallas. The woman I talked to on the phone put me on hold, and had to go to her manager because she was unaware of any such plan. She later returned and said no details were available right now, but if said programming becomes available it would be near the beginning of football season. But she was also unsure in what areas said programming might be available. To me the conversation sort of indicated "I don't know nuthin' but yes, we're gonna have something like that, and we can't talk about it just yet."

She was flabbergasted to find out that someone in Austin already has it!

That sounds more like "I am trained to never tell you no so I will say this and that so you will stay with us".

Sounds like DTV is my best bet.

Blazing Arrow
06-18-2007, 05:53 PM
As I understand it when DTV originally put the plan together with the NFL they claim exclusive rights. DTV betting consumers would pay a premium to see non market teams play each season. The NFL bet that only locals people would want to do that anyways and most of the local people get the stations that cover them anyways. NFL offered the package to DTV on the cheap thinking they had just made a bunch of money off of nothing, DTV insisted on a long term contract for it as well. NFL again thinking they were selling nothing agreed. Here we are about 10 years later and the NFL is shooting itself in the foot and has tried to break the contract several times. DTV I guess has a strong contract and strong enough lawyers because they have had it upheld 2 times that I can remember. I think in 2 more seasons or so the contract expires and I am sure you will see the NFL package on all major carrier. Until then DTV or nothing.

TexansSeminole
06-18-2007, 05:55 PM
As I understand it when DTV originally put the plan together with the NFL they claim exclusive rights. DTV betting consumers would pay a premium to see non market teams play each season. The NFL bet that only locals people would want to do that anyways and most of the local people get the stations that cover them anyways. NFL offered the package to DTV on the cheap thinking they had just made a bunch of money off of nothing, DTV insisted on a long term contract for it as well. NFL again thinking they were selling nothing agreed. Here we are about 10 years later and the NFL is shooting itself in the foot and has tried to break the contract several times. DTV I guess has a strong contract and strong enough lawyers because they have had it upheld 2 times that I can remember. I think in 2 more seasons or so the contract expires and I am sure you will see the NFL package on all major carrier. Until then DTV or nothing.

Good info thanks.

Blazing Arrow
06-18-2007, 05:58 PM
Also blackouts really suck on DTV. For example I live a good 30+ miles out of Oakland but can not watch a Raider home game because I live in the SF Bay Area zone and get blacked out.

Blackout happen no matter the carrier. It is an NFL/TV broadcasting thing.

Specnatz
06-18-2007, 06:23 PM
Also blackouts really suck on DTV. For example I live a good 30+ miles out of Oakland but can not watch a Raider home game because I live in the SF Bay Area zone and get blacked out.

Blackout happen no matter the carrier. It is an NFL/TV broadcasting thing.

Since I do not ave DTV, but the Houston Astros are 197 miles away from Austin and they are considered local. So the MLB package is blacked-out for them.

Blazing Arrow
06-18-2007, 06:31 PM
Since I do not ave DTV, but the Houston Astros are 197 miles away from Austin and they are considered local. So the MLB package is blacked-out for them.

It should be blacked out on DTV. For me I need to go to Sacramento area to be able to watch a Raider game (surprisingly I have not made the move ...)

DTV separates there broadcast into "local" areas. Some are huge others are smaller. The one in Seattle is ridiculous. covers like 2 states or something

I also lose the Super Bowl in HD because of my vicinity to the Sacramento area. Makes no sense.

BigWig
06-19-2007, 07:50 AM
Since I do not ave DTV, but the Houston Astros are 197 miles away from Austin and they are considered local. So the MLB package is blacked-out for them.
Thats because they show it locally, sometimes on an obscure local but thats whay you get the blcakout for Stros.
I used to carry basic just for that reason but I am so sick of TW and their crummy products, and crummy service I dropped that. If I need local and my DTV is down I just break out the rabbit ears and get local HD over the air for free.

NitroGSXR
06-19-2007, 08:20 AM
Well I contacted the Time Warner office in Dallas. The woman I talked to on the phone put me on hold, and had to go to her manager because she was unaware of any such plan. She later returned and said no details were available right now, but if said programming becomes available it would be near the beginning of football season. But she was also unsure in what areas said programming might be available. To me the conversation sort of indicated "I don't know nuthin' but yes, we're gonna have something like that, and we can't talk about it just yet."

She was flabbergasted to find out that someone in Austin already has it!
It hasn't been paid for yet. I just selected it when I was at the offices. My understanding is that I'll be charged for it at the beginning of the season with two options, a three month payment plan or a one time payment plan. I picked the one time payment option.

I still don't know what the plan is called but I think I'm going to talk to the cable installer. He's coming here tomorrow at five to install the cable for me. Hopefully, he'll be able to enlighten me on it.

If that doesn't pan out then back to Time Warner to discuss it. I'm Deaf so I may have misunderstood a thing or two but I really don't think so. I guess I'm now doubting myself because of this thread. Ha!

rvguy121
06-20-2007, 09:28 PM
It hasn't been paid for yet. I just selected it when I was at the offices. My understanding is that I'll be charged for it at the beginning of the season with two options, a three month payment plan or a one time payment plan. I picked the one time payment option.

I still don't know what the plan is called but I think I'm going to talk to the cable installer. He's coming here tomorrow at five to install the cable for me. Hopefully, he'll be able to enlighten me on it.

If that doesn't pan out then back to Time Warner to discuss it. I'm Deaf so I may have misunderstood a thing or two but I really don't think so. I guess I'm now doubting myself because of this thread. Ha!

It will be interesting to what happens...Hope you will post the outcome! Good luck!

Specnatz
06-21-2007, 09:30 AM
Sometimes you ask yourself why do I even bother. I emailed timewarner in Austin to ask when I would get NFLN and this is there response.

Thank you for your customer service inquiry. I apologize for the delayed response. We are still under negotiations with the NFL network to acquire this channel. If you need any further assistance please give me a call or send me an email. Thank you again for the customer service inquiry.

Daniel Rodriguez
Customer Care Specialist
Time Warner Cable - Austin Division

what a load of crap imo.

BigWig
06-22-2007, 08:10 AM
Sometimes you ask yourself why do I even bother. I emailed timewarner in Austin to ask when I would get NFLN and this is there response.



what a load of crap imo.

Direct TV Direct TV Direct TV, use my name pm me and I'll save ya $50

Texan_Bill
06-22-2007, 08:36 AM
Direct TV Direct TV Direct TV, use my name pm me and I'll save ya $50

you beat me to it Wig.. I was going to ask Spectnatz if he wanted to make $50.00 the easy way...

Seriously, since I've had DirecTv, I will never go back to cable.

There is the issue with storms, but I can remember the early days when cable had the same problems too.

Specnatz
06-22-2007, 09:48 AM
I can not switch at this moment because having everything through Timewarner and that includes phone and roadrunner and since I have a roommate it is not completely up to me.

Blazing Arrow
06-22-2007, 10:47 AM
That was just his excuse so he could sign up under me.