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  1. #16

    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out



    I live in Hagerstown, subscribe to the world's worst Monopoly(cable co.) Antietam Cable, have digital, hi-def, internet, but they have no NFL channel , no NBA channel , no Masn , in other words, completely useless!!!! I would go satellite, but their internet is DREADFUL !! My only avenue of improvement is complaining long and loud ! So I do! But hey, what a wonderful day in the purple palace eh?




  2. #17

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    MistaT, based on your criteria & interests, I don't think Sunday Ticket is for you! I am interested in teams outside of our division & being able to choose any game adds to my enjoyment and actually counteracts a point that you make --I don't want Manning, McNabb & Urlacher forced upon me and now I have choice on my side. I am also a picture-in-picture junkie AND with the free internet TVU player, I usually have a game going on the laptop as well. I just love the league. I can't bear to watch mind-numbingly stupid commercials so my eyes are on one of the other games until my main game comes back. We all splurge in certain areas, this is my area I guess.




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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    I can understand the Sunday Ticket for Ravens fans who live outside the CBS broadcasting area for Ravens games, but, serious question, as a local area Ravens fan, what does the Sunday Ticket get me that I can't get with CBS/Fox and the NFL Network?
    I agree, T. My thoughts exactly. I can watch every single Ravens game on TV as a local fan. If I lived out of the viewing area, I'd sign up for Sunday Ticket in a second.




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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    Quote Originally Posted by deuce View Post
    My prediction: NFL Network will be on basic cable by Thursday. Just like ESPN2 HD was added the day before the World Cup. I am sure Comcast is getting blasted with phone calls around the country. They will add it to basic and just add 50 cents or a dollar per bill before you know it.
    They can't just "add it" to analog cable. There was room for lots more channels in the HD range. There is no more room in the analog range for another channel. Remember a few months ago when they added MASN to Comcast's analog feed? They had to move a channel from analog to digital (Gameshow Network) to make room for MASN. They would have to move another channel and seriously doubt they could work out the logistics of that before the game.




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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    Quote Originally Posted by losac View Post
    I agree, T. My thoughts exactly. I can watch every single Ravens game on TV as a local fan. If I lived out of the viewing area, I'd sign up for Sunday Ticket in a second.

    my roommate is saying he wants to get a hi-def TV and then go with satellite and Sunday Ticket. Until then, its sports bars on Sunday. At least until the Ravens make the playoffs (I hope, I hope), then they'll be on national TV.
    "I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused" - Elvis Costello





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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    I would have Sunday Ticket even if I lived in the basement of M&T Stadium. I like to watch the teams I want to watch not the glamor games rammed down my throat by the networks. I flip around and catch pieces of even the games on at the same time as the Ravens game. A lot of times when we are in of our knuckle biters and I just can't stand the stress I'll switch to another game until the scarey part is over (kind of like covering your eyes at horror moves) and then go back. If I could figure a way to watch all of every game I would. Yesterday, I was able to keep an eye on what the Bengals and Steelers were doing while watching the Ravens.




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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    Quote Originally Posted by AZRAVEN View Post
    I couldn't live without DIRECTTV and Sunday Ticket. I haven't bought the special football packages they are offering but I won't pay the AC bill before I let my DirectTV go.
    As another out-of-towner like you, completely agree. Sundays are football days for my husband and me. He watches his Dolphins games and I watch the Ravens. There is usually a lot of running up and down the stairs to share some positive (or negative) event in our games. Then, there are the other games. I tend to watch them more than he does.

    Only problem with keeping Sunday ticket at the expense of paying the AC bill is that then you wouldn't be able to watch Sunday Ticket!




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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    One good thing is that the NFL Network gets picked up by a local station if the home team is playing, just like ESPN. The Broncos are being shown on the FOX station here Thursday night, so if a station in Baltimore follows suit, Ravens fans will not be deprived for the Bengals game.

    My Dish Network HD box is getting hooked up tomorrow so I'll be watching the Broncos lose and the Ravens win in HD on successive weeks.




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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    How do Directv subscribers watch the Thursday night games in HD???
    "This year, our attitude when were on the field is were attacking, we want to put points on the board and then let our defense pin their ears back and have at it."
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  10. #25

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    NFL Sunday Ticket is the best present I ever got. The year before the SuperBowl my In-Laws got me the dish for Christmas. Next year I got to watch every Ravens game for the first time ever, and we had our first winning season.

    My wife likes to watch the SeaHawks on the late game so we're both happy.
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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    . I like to watch the teams I want to watch not the glamor games rammed down my throat by the network
    Exactly! I love my Sunday ticket. ABC 2 has the Thursday night game.




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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    I live in Southern York County, PA, which used to be Adelphia Cable. For years I called them about the NFL Network, no luck. After Adelphia went bankrupt & Comcast bought it, I figured great, we'll finally get te NFLN. Wrong, still no NFLN. I called Comcast & asked if they would be adding to the digital lineup, they said no, not at this time, even though they have room on digital. I called the NFLN & they said we should have it because Comcast is supposed to give it to their digital customers at least. I just don't want it for the Thursday night/Saturday night games, but for the shows & replays. I don't care if it's on digital, I just want it. Comcast has other systems in York County that has the NFLN, & of course all my friends & family in Harford & Baltimore Counties have it, but not here.

    To the Frederick fan, I think you're in the same boat, a former Adelphia system that has been taken over by Comcast.


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  13. Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    I just moved to Southern york county (new freedom pa) and got "stuck" with comcast. Ive enjoyed Directv but with my new house i have thick tress behind my house and dont think i can get directv. Im going to try once the leaves come back. But so far adelphia/comcast has sucked. Missed installation, cant get my boxes coded right to get the stations i ordered and their analog channels look like they are coming from china on rabbit ears.

    ***** Tip for those who dont have DSL available and want directv, order directv and cable internet. To avoid the $15 charge for not having cable tv service tell comcast you want only local channels (2,11,13 etc) and by law they have to give you the local channel package i think its $10 a month. you save $5 and you get a "back up" if its storming real bad during a ravens game! (as an added bonus my friend told me even though you order only the local channels you get all the basic channels too since they cant scramble them)
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    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    Welcome to New Freedom RavensFan. Yes, Adelphia sucked big time, & it got worse after they went bankrupt. Comcast claims all the problems are because of Adelphia's poor/non-existant upgrades & lack of Maintainence. They say they will fox everything & bring the quality up & please give them a chance. This is all their words. I told them look, you have plenty of digital channel space, put the NFL network on 1 of those open spaces.

    Something else you will learn, we get 2 stations for all the networks (Baltimore & Harrisburg) except for Fox which is only 1 from Harrisburg. If the Ravens are playing at home versus an NFC team (like this past week), the game is on Fox. If the Eagles are playing the same time as the Ravens & they are on Fox, the Fox channel will show the Eagles. I do not understand why we have 2 of all the other networks & only 1 Fox, but that is what happens. LaMottes, the Ravens bar in town doesn't have Sunday ticket. I have season tickets, so this doesn't affect me, but my wife will usually go to her parents in Bel Air on these days. Just a heads up for you or your family if you don't have season tickets.


    My youngest son Kyle w/ Michael Phelps after the Browms game 12/24/11

    Season Ticket Holder Since 96,
    Loud, Proud & Purple in Section 504. GO RAVENS, all the way to Indy for the Lombardi!!!




  15. #30

    Re: Thanksgiving Night Black Out

    Quote Originally Posted by WxKevin View Post
    They can't just "add it" to analog cable. There was room for lots more channels in the HD range. There is no more room in the analog range for another channel. Remember a few months ago when they added MASN to Comcast's analog feed? They had to move a channel from analog to digital (Gameshow Network) to make room for MASN. They would have to move another channel and seriously doubt they could work out the logistics of that before the game.

    Good point on the MASN/GSN scenario. However, if there is enough demand for the channel, and it is going to create more revenue for Comcast, they will find a way.




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