Originally Posted by theshark8777
Yeah it's like that here too, with the Cleveland and Ytown markets. And when I used to have Directv I got the FOX stations out of NY and LA, so I always had a nice choice of games.
I figured even if you got out of town markets for any station, whether they would be from LA/NY/anywhere, with sporting events it would be BLACKED OUT.
I thought they did this so people who have the Dish or DirecTV, would be FORCED to buy their packages for the NFL/MLB,NHL/NBA/Etc...
The only games you could see "in the clear" would be your local market team, designated by your address/zip code.
For me, it's a little weird. For DirecTV my locals are out of the Burgh, while with Dish, my address/zip code give me the locals out of YTown. Odd.
If I went to one or the other, which I don't plan too, it would be a tough decision as to which one.
I like the idea of having BOTH on my cable system, but:
1. Dish's overall packages/prices can't be beat for what you pay/per month and what you get in total channels. Plus their deals, and HD service is vastly superior to DirecTV, but....
2. DirecTV has the NFL package, plus I get the locals out of the Burgh that way.
Also I stick with cable because I have to admit, I am an addict when it comes to local on the 8's on the Weather channel for my area. With either satellite service, I am forced to watch the National feed, which stinks. Unless that has changed?
But am I wrong about the blackout rules with regards to sports on satellite services?
If I were to get out of market local FOX/CBS stations, I would be able to watch those games, without fear of blackout? Why would anyone pay close to $200 for an NFL package, when you could wind up paying like $15-20 month for out of market channels that carry different games.
Something seems wrong about this, but hey, if it works, kudos to those who do it.
Stick it to the man.