Originally Posted by Quatre
How are the 3d offerings by Comcast? Anyone know if Comcast in Philadelphia areas has more or less 3d content then DirecTV?
I guess DirecTV still can't carry Comcast sportsnet philly as Comcast has maliciouisly blocked them from carrying it.
DirecTV fought them in court for years and won about a year ago, only for Comcast to appeal it and win it back. they can't stop fios or other providers from carrying sportsnet but somehow blocked DirecTV from carring sportsnet because its satelite.
most other cities have their RSN (regional sports network) many of which are comcast. Philadelphia is one of the only cities where Comcast has succesfully blocked DirecTV from carrying it.
I basically dislike the 3 major tv providers for various different reasons and they all have their pros and cons. FIOS if your area has it was the clear winner for some time now with the most HD channels and the best quality (uncompressed unlike comcast) but now ppl with 3d tvs want 3d content and FIOS doesn't have it yet and not due until the fall or end of the year.
FIOS customers did not get the World Cup or X-Games 16 in 3d. FIOS just needs to add ESPN 3D for starters but hasn't done it yet.
so i guess most ppl here only know of the 3d content from Comcast. but maybe we can get a comparison of 3d content between Comcast and DirecTV to see which has more for ppl really fiending for more 3d content for their 3d tvs.
I have 3 3D channels on my guide, I think they are 980-982 or something. One is ESPN3D, the other 2 are reserved for live 3D events. I don't think it is the same as that 3D "channel" being launced on Directv that Sony is heavily invested in. But for the limited 3D content/live events so far and in the next year, I don't think you'd get much more on Directv. Comcast made it clear they are onboard from the start, all the providers seem to think this is the next "HD" and do NOT want to be left in the dust on this one.
I believe Philadelphia is the ONLY city where the terrestrial exemption applied. A couple years ago the FCC put an end to that, and forced the other CSN networks(Chicago, New England, Mid-Atlantic, etc) onto Directv, but made an exception for Philadelphia
, no doubt in part to lobbying and under the table deals/bribes by Comcast. However the money must have ran dry with the latest FCC ruling(Comcast said they would not appeal), and Directv has refiled a complaint again stating that Comcast refuses to negotiate fairly for CSN carriage.