Originally Posted by Hart5150
Here I will simplify it for you.
I live in the Philly market, I will not be able to get NESN-HD
even though I get HD Pack, Sports Pack and EI. But of course I can get Yes network HD(sure have the bandwidth for that). So yeah that freaking pisses me off, and I am not going to give them a pass on this, I have been patient, no longer. If the want to charge me more for it, fine whatever. But they are not even giving me the opportunity. Sorry I don't want to wait for next year, if they can put it up July 1st, than put it up for all who want it. Just like YES! You can take it as a step forward I will take it as a slap in the face.
BTW, Paducah is a slang term for small town.
I too feel your pain as I live just outside Philly. However, It's not D*TV, it's Comcast. They found a loophole in the regulations for terrestrial broadcasting. In that loop hole, they (Comcast) do not have to share their local sports net with a "satellitte provider".
I left them (Commycast) because of their GREED and I refuse to go back to them because of their GREED!! Do I miss watching the Flyers and Phillies...Yes! But there are enough sports on D*tV at any given time, and like I said before I refuse to contribute to a greedy, money hungry corporation such as Comcast.
Now for the the "good news"....Verizon FIOS will have the rights (soon) to "air" local sports because they are considered a "cable competitor" in the local area. So once this is set up and in place, I believe that Verizon will be working with D*tv for local sports. That's why Verizon has been working with D*TV for the last year or so. This is speculation on my part, but I have read enough articles to believe that it will happen, but may take 3 months to a year. So hang on and don't give up on D*TV...they have been fighting this battle for years and are finally making progress.