Originally posted by Steve13
Last year DirecTV didn't black out any of the HD games on Sunday Ticket, but this year obviously they are. Interestingly enough, the 4:00 game (Cowboys/Vikes) was also blacked out, but about midway through the 2nd quarter, it showed up on DirecTV in HD, but then after halftime it was blacked out again.
I was really bummed that the HD Redskins game wasn't on DirecTV because I had 9 guys over waiting to see it. Let's hope that FOx35 gets their HDTV up and running soon!!
I just got email from D*
Thanks for writing. I understand how frustrating it is when the game you
want to watch isn't available on NFL SUNDAY TICKET. However, we're
required to follow game availability rules set up by the NFL, CBS and
In general, you'll get all of the games on channels 702-719 unless:
- Your local FOX or CBS station shows the game, in which case you will
need to tune to your local channel to watch it. If you don't have local
channels in your DIRECTV package, you can add them online at DIRECTV.com
or by calling us at 1-800-531-5000.
- The home team in your area didn't sell out the stadium 72 hours before
In special situations, a local station may decide at the last minute to
show a different game, in which case we will change the NFL SUNDAY
TICKET blackouts when permitted by the NFL. If a local station switches
coverage due to a one sided or extra-long game, we will lift the
blackouts (when permitted by the NFL) so that you will get the game in
Please visit our website athttp://www.directvsports.com/Subscri...LSundayTicket/
to see the
complete game availability guidelines and how they may affect you.
Please understand that sports blackouts and game availability are
controlled by the leagues, sports associations, and networks that
purchase the rights to broadcast individual games. To protect their
rights, we must enforce the blackouts and availability mandated by them.
We hope this clears up any confusion and that you continue to enjoy
watching the NFL on DIRECTV.
Well, I thought blackout use to mean the stadium must be located in town not by the TV signals, this is going too far, that means, we will not see Redskins in HD at all unless ESPN, MNF would be so kind, I would not bet on WRLH to do anything in HD soon.
I forgot to check 43-1 from Hampton all together, anyone knows that did they show the game in HD yesterday? If they did I am really bummed. Because I could get 43-1 from here but I was so upset that I am spending $219 for nothing.('