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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I don't understand what's the point of this when all the damn games are being blackedout. Can someone explain this to me, it seems really stupid for me to pay for blackedout games. Isn't the point supposed to be so I can watch games not in my area?
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by Thx-Certified View Post

I don't understand what's the point of this when all the damn games are being blackedout. Can someone explain this to me, it seems really stupid for me to pay for blackedout games. Isn't the point supposed to be so I can watch games not in my area?

Nope, not at all.

The Sports Pack provides access to out of market sports nets, but not the actual live professional (MLB, NBA, NHL) games themselves. It allows you keep up on the sports news and happenings in that local area, and you'll get some of the college live games carried that you may not get otherwise.

If you want the games, you have to subscribe to the individual league package; e.g MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, and NHL Center Ice.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
I see. Pointless. So since this came with my package, can I do away with this?
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Thx-Certified View Post

I see. Pointless. So since this came with my package, can I do away with this?

Call DirecTV and ask. You may have to call more than once, better known as the popular game 'CSR Roulette'.
post #5 of 14
You'll find, when college football starts that the sport package is worth its weight in gold.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
What about basketball season?
post #7 of 14
Don't forget though, that because DirecTV and Dish Network is a national tv provider, that they don't have a way to customize the RSN's other then the different shades of colors for channels that you have access to.

As mentioned previously, if you want to get more sports channels than what's available in your area, then the packages like the NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, and other sports packages would do great. Also, the Sports pack that you're referring to, does give you access to TVG, ESPN Classics, GolTV, Outdoor Channel, and a few other sports related channels, in addition to the RSN's previously mentioned in your posts.
post #8 of 14
Note***if you want access to the most sports, DirecTV IS the best provider to get, as you can't get MLB from Dish Network, and you can't get NFL Sunday Ticket from anyone else.
post #9 of 14
Also, if you sub to any of the sports packages, the multi sport is invaluable. The multi sports channels generally don't include the pre-game stuff. With the sports pack, you can record the pre-game and the game off the RSN channel. Lots of continuity with the game and you can easily setup auto records.
post #10 of 14
Living in a different city than "my" team, I can see coaches shows, press conferences, etc. Not worth it to most but I would miss having it.
post #11 of 14
I can also watch my teams RSN's Sports Nite instead of SportsCenter and get the info from my teams. SInce I also don't live in my teams RSN area, this package, along with the games packages, are the only reason I'm with D*. And yes, you will get college basketball games from around the country as well.
post #12 of 14
Aren't SPEED, Fox Soccer and Versus part of the Sports Pack as well?
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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Thx-Certified View Post

What about basketball season?

It definitely helps for college basketball season. Many games on the RSNs are not blacked out (although about 4 or 5 conferences do blackout games out of market, be aware of that) and also the sports pack has CBS College Sports, which has college basketball, and also has the Mountain West Network, which has college basketball from that conference.
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