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EllisUnit
08-31-2011, 06:08 PM
Does anyone know if S.A shows all the Texans game on their local channels, cause i have NFL Sunday ticket since i moved from Dallas, and will cancel it if they do, but keep it if they don't. Any help ?

FirstTexansFan
08-31-2011, 06:26 PM
Last year they did, but in previous years they have not. I have Sunday ticket, and will continue to have it because I place zero trust in KENS Channel 5 in doing the right thing. They've shown only one of the preseason games here this year. You're dead in the middle of Sowboy country.... they hold their practices here.

pirbroke
08-31-2011, 06:42 PM
I live in New Braunfels but I kept my houston area address for my direct tv so I can pick up all the local channels. They spot beam but NB picks it up, Kerrville does not and I am not sure about San Antonio, probably does pick up the local channels. Aransas Pass picks up the locals also so at the least I would say east and south side for sure.

BSofA04
08-31-2011, 09:39 PM
FTF's experience is the same as mine. They showed all the games last season but in previous season's they would have picked up a high marquee game like the Steelers vs.Ravens. Hopefully this season they show every game.

On a side note, when you call to cancel you Sunday Ticket, just tell them that it's too expense and if they are willing to work on the price with you. I got them to drop my monthly charge from $50+ to $33 for Sunday Ticket. I keep it for fantasy football purposes :jogger:

FirstTexansFan
08-31-2011, 10:12 PM
I live in New Braunfels but I kept my houston area address for my direct tv so I can pick up all the local channels.

I wish I had a Houston address to point it to, would love to see the local channels in Houston instead of SA... can't stand their sportscasters.

LonerATO
08-31-2011, 11:08 PM
Does anyone know if S.A shows all the Texans game on their local channels, cause i have NFL Sunday ticket since i moved from Dallas, and will cancel it if they do, but keep it if they don't. Any help ?

When I lived in SA they were not showing any of the games unless it was to a national audience and I was forced to use internet streaming sites to view the games.

pirbroke
09-01-2011, 08:43 AM
I wish I had a Houston address to point it to, would love to see the local channels in Houston instead of SA... can't stand their sportscasters.

Hmmm, Now remember it does not have to be in houston, just to houston tv market area. My folks live in lake livingston and I use theirs, I keep my billing paperless and pay bills by autodraft to keep it simple. Do you know anyone in surrounding area, like conroe, galveston, katy or anythink like that?

Texan_Bill
09-01-2011, 09:09 AM
Does anyone know if S.A shows all the Texans game on their local channels, cause i have NFL Sunday ticket since i moved from Dallas, and will cancel it if they do, but keep it if they don't. Any help ?

Like Austin, be prepared to see a lot of Eagles games this year. :turtle:

FirstTexansFan
09-01-2011, 09:45 AM
Hmmm, Now remember it does not have to be in houston, just to houston tv market area. My folks live in lake livingston and I use theirs, I keep my billing paperless and pay bills by autodraft to keep it simple. Do you know anyone in surrounding area, like conroe, galveston, katy or anythink like that?

I have many friends and family in that area... just not sure how to go about this, as I've been a Directv customer for around 8yrs here in New Braunfels.

FirstTexansFan
09-01-2011, 09:55 AM
Like Austin, be prepared to see a lot of Eagles games this year. :turtle:

I'd throw in another issue. If the Sowboys are playing an AFC team (not sure if it's home or away), those games are shown on the CBS affiliate. If they play at the same time, you can bet you won't be seeing the Texans.

Kaiser Toro
09-01-2011, 10:57 AM
Like Austin, be prepared to see a lot of Eagles games this year. :turtle:

I am more concerned about Browns coverage.

pirbroke
09-01-2011, 11:09 AM
I have many friends and family in that area... just not sure how to go about this, as I've been a Directv customer for around 8yrs here in New Braunfels.

This is very easy and is very worth it. First go to direct tv website and get a onlign account. Then set up to pay bills online and pick paperless billing. Next change your address to one of your freinds. after all that is done and after about 5 minutes your not getting the local channels then in the upper left of direct tv website hit tools. then under the pictures one will say Reauthorize your receiver, hit that. you will see the receivers on the website and you pick each one to reauthorize, now you should have houston channels, and you never had to talk to one person, congrats. good luck.

Blake
09-01-2011, 12:52 PM
I remember last year they played every game of the year. They will probably do the same this year, but I got free NFL sunday ticket just in case. I wonder if my Sunday Ticket channel will be blacked out if the Texans are on local stations. At least I will have redzone.

FirstTexansFan
09-01-2011, 01:15 PM
This is very easy and is very worth it. First go to direct tv website and get a onlign account. Then set up to pay bills online and pick paperless billing. Next change your address to one of your freinds. after all that is done and after about 5 minutes your not getting the local channels then in the upper left of direct tv website hit tools. then under the pictures one will say Reauthorize your receiver, hit that. you will see the receivers on the website and you pick each one to reauthorize, now you should have houston channels, and you never had to talk to one person, congrats. good luck.

I owe you big time partner!! Lunch on me, you name the time and place here in New Braunfels :)

FirstTexansFan
09-01-2011, 01:30 PM
This is very easy and is very worth it. First go to direct tv website and get a onlign account. Then set up to pay bills online and pick paperless billing. Next change your address to one of your freinds. after all that is done and after about 5 minutes your not getting the local channels then in the upper left of direct tv website hit tools. then under the pictures one will say Reauthorize your receiver, hit that. you will see the receivers on the website and you pick each one to reauthorize, now you should have houston channels, and you never had to talk to one person, congrats. good luck.

Ok, we have problems... to change the address, I have to change billing address, and the address in Houston doesn't match what's on my credit card :( I don't have a Houston bank.

Edit: Also, it shows an installation address, and a billing address. I can only change the billing address.

Blake
09-01-2011, 02:47 PM
Ok, we have problems... to change the address, I have to change billing address, and the address in Houston doesn't match what's on my credit card :( I don't have a Houston bank.

Edit: Also, it shows an installation address, and a billing address. I can only change the billing address.

Check your PM. I have an idea for you.

FirstTexansFan
09-01-2011, 03:14 PM
Hmmm, Now remember it does not have to be in houston, just to houston tv market area. My folks live in lake livingston and I use theirs, I keep my billing paperless and pay bills by autodraft to keep it simple. Do you know anyone in surrounding area, like conroe, galveston, katy or anythink like that?

Yes, my Step Daughter lives in Santa Fe, and I have that address, but I'm unable to change the installation address online... just the billing address... and that's tied to my credit card.

Blake
09-01-2011, 03:19 PM
Yes, my Step Daughter lives in Santa Fe, and I have that address, but I'm unable to change the installation address online... just the billing address... and that's tied to my credit card.

Thats the problem right there. You would have to find a 3rd party company that does the installs to "adjust" the address, use paper billing, but install at your actual address.

FirstTexansFan
09-01-2011, 03:24 PM
Well how about this? I call them, tell them I'm temporarily staying with my daughter (for whatever reason) for the next six months. We have our dish and receiver with us in our RV, and would prefer the local channels where we are while we're in Houston? I'm already setup for paperless billing, and autodraft.

pirbroke
09-01-2011, 07:16 PM
This is very easy and is very worth it. First go to direct tv website and get a onlign account. Then set up to pay bills online and pick paperless billing. Next change your address to one of your freinds. after all that is done and after about 5 minutes your not getting the local channels then in the upper left of direct tv website hit tools. then under the pictures one will say Reauthorize your receiver, hit that. you will see the receivers on the website and you pick each one to reauthorize, now you should have houston channels, and you never had to talk to one person, congrats. good luck.

Little update, I talked to firstTexansfan and it looks like you do have to call now to change the Installation Address, you can't do it online. Bummer, sorry about the false info, I did do my own install so I don't see how that would be a show stopper. I bought my receivers in kerrville at their office and gave them the address to where I live, which was livingston ( he new I didn't live their and didn't seem to care ) He gave me the cables I needed and I just took everything home and hooked it up. I like the rv idea on changing where you view, you would think that would work also. anyways good luck for anyone trying this.

Showtime100
09-02-2011, 12:42 PM
I'd throw in another issue. If the Sowboys are playing an AFC team (not sure if it's home or away), those games are shown on the CBS affiliate. If they play at the same time, you can bet you won't be seeing the Texans.

Philadelphia isn't a worry because they are in the NFC and they only host New England in Week 12 - late afternoon game, Houston plays Jacksonville in the early game and with Houston playing such good football and the playoffs becoming reality, there's no way they would have the nerve to show Vince over Houston even if he was starting for an injured Vick. Also if KEYE has the doubleheader no problem at all. The Jets @ Phi in Week 15 is a late game but Carolina is at Houston so no problem there.

As for Cleveland, well, that could be a problem but KEYE would receive hell in return.

As I looked at the schedule conflicts with Dallas and came up with this. Texan fans in Austin, mark this for a get-together date. Week 10, November 13th, Buffalo goes to Dallas for a 12 o'clock game and Houston goes to Tampa Bay game, also at 12:00pm. No way KEYE shows Houston on this day.

Another potential conflict comes at Week 13, December 4th. Atlanta goes to Houston for a 12 o'clock game and Dallas goes to Arizona for the 3:00 game. Depending on who has the DH this could be a get-together game as well.

Houston, damn it, needs to play contending football so Cleveland doesn't "force" Texas fans working at KEYE to show those games.

pirbroke
09-03-2011, 08:22 AM
O.k whats up with this longhorn network, am I going to get to see any of the games, I don't see it on my direct tv. Are ya'll getting it on cable networks? What the crap.

Showtime100
09-03-2011, 08:36 AM
O.k whats up with this longhorn network, am I going to get to see any of the games, I don't see it on my direct tv. Are ya'll getting it on cable networks? What the crap.

Yeah, it replaced ESPNClassic in my cable package and I liked and watched Classic. They are getting an earfull from me today. An big earfull.

wildroot
09-03-2011, 11:21 AM
The only time you won't see the Texans are if they are on the same channel and time as Dallas. Last year I believe we saw all of the games, in years past maybe one game was missed. What helps is that Dallas usually plays the late game so they never usually go head-to-head.

wildroot
09-03-2011, 11:26 AM
And if all else fails, go here http://www.firstrowsports.eu/ for the game live online.

Showtime100
09-03-2011, 11:27 AM
The only time you won't see the Texans are if they are on the same channel and time as Dallas. Last year I believe we saw all of the games, in years past maybe one game was missed. What helps is that Dallas usually plays the late game so they never usually go head-to-head.

Yep, so far the only game Austin won't see, written in concrete, is Week 10, November 13th.

FirstTexansFan
09-03-2011, 11:32 AM
Yep, so far the only game Austin won't see, written in concrete, is Week 10, November 13th.

And why I will keep my Sunday Ticket subscription.... I refuse to miss a game!

EllisUnit
09-11-2011, 11:09 AM
Ok thanks for all the info, i think i'll keep NFL sunday ticket just incase

TejasTom
09-14-2011, 01:06 PM
I'll be in San Antonio this weekend staying near convention center. Is there a sports bar around there or on the riverwalk where I can watch us grill the Dolphins?

BSofA04
09-15-2011, 11:27 PM
I'll be in San Antonio this weekend staying near convention center. Is there a sports bar around there or on the riverwalk where I can watch us grill the Dolphins?

I know Alibis Sports Bar is across the highway and good for watching games and they usually have some good drink specials, but I think your best bet might be this place...

http://www.ticketsportspub.com/index.html

It's just a few blocks from the convention center.

TejasTom
09-15-2011, 11:57 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.

EllisUnit
09-25-2011, 11:21 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.

damn my bad man, woulda told u about Ocho locos its a bad ass sports bar and grill. Like a version of hooters but they all wear skirts. Very very beautiful girls there