Originally Posted by puck71
Why would it be blacked out? From what I've read Sunday Ticket follows the same blackout rules as regular NFL broadcasts. Meaning if it's blacked out on FOX/CBS it's blacked out on Sunday Ticket. But if you get it on your FOX/CBS affiliate then you get it on Sunday Ticket.
Is it because they don't have your affiliate in HD so you can't get the Sunday Ticket in HD (but still can in SD)? If so that's not really a blackout, in my opinion. A blackout is dictated by the NFL - this is dictated by DirecTV.
It would be blacked out on Sunday Ticket because any game that is available through a local affiliate is blacked out on Sunday Ticket as you are supposed to watch the games that are available locally over local stations. Namely, the Vikes show up on KVRR or KXJB and the corresponding feed on Sunday Ticket gets blacked out accordingly.
I am personally very pissed off that DirecTV is passing over Fargo for HD locals. I'm a big sports fan, and I signed up for DirecTV because of all the sports in HD. When football season comes around that means I need CBS, Fox, and NBC in HD. I can get Fox over an antenna just fine, but KXJB and KVLY reception with an indoor antenna is spotty at best and I'm not sure if my landlord (I live in a duplex) is going to let me put up a rooftop antenna after all.
I'm also peeved that we cant even get CW in HD even with an antenna. And dont get me started on MyNetworkTV. It's like we're still in the Dark Ages here.