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Anonymous
June 1, 2005 7:01:54 PM

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I noticed on directv's website that they now offer a nfl superfan
package for an additional $100 on top of normal sunday ticket fee.
>From what I'm reading it seems you will need to purchase this to get
the games in HD. I could care less about the other content that comes
along with it. Does anyone know if this is needed or will the games
come in HD as long as pay for the monthly HD service?
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 4:30:48 AM

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On 1 Jun 2005 15:01:54 -0700, vicnielsen@hotmail.com wrote:

>I noticed on directv's website that they now offer a nfl superfan
>package for an additional $100 on top of normal sunday ticket fee.
>>From what I'm reading it seems you will need to purchase this to get
>the games in HD. I could care less about the other content that comes
>along with it. Does anyone know if this is needed or will the games
>come in HD as long as pay for the monthly HD service?

Unless there are changes coming, monthly HD service won't
carry major broadcast network programming. NFL games
in HD come from the major broadcast networks.

If you reside in an area where the local CBS and FOX stations
are network owned you should receive CBS and FOX HD
programming as part of your local channels offering.

For a year or so now, if a local network affiliate is carrying
an NFL Sunday game, that game is not available on NFL ST
in the coverage area of the local network affiliate.
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 6:18:32 AM

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On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 00:30:48 GMT, Jack Ak <akjack@excite.com> wrote:

>On 1 Jun 2005 15:01:54 -0700, vicnielsen@hotmail.com wrote:
>
>>I noticed on directv's website that they now offer a nfl superfan
>>package for an additional $100 on top of normal sunday ticket fee.
>>>From what I'm reading it seems you will need to purchase this to get
>>the games in HD. I could care less about the other content that comes
>>along with it. Does anyone know if this is needed or will the games
>>come in HD as long as pay for the monthly HD service?
>
>Unless there are changes coming, monthly HD service won't
>carry major broadcast network programming. NFL games
>in HD come from the major broadcast networks.
>
>If you reside in an area where the local CBS and FOX stations
>are network owned you should receive CBS and FOX HD
>programming as part of your local channels offering.
>
>For a year or so now, if a local network affiliate is carrying
>an NFL Sunday game, that game is not available on NFL ST
>in the coverage area of the local network affiliate.


While visiting the DirecTV web site I noticed that the HD package
includes ESPN HD. ESPN HD will carry about 25 NFL games
in HD starting with the Fall NFL season. These games are not in
the NFL ST package but are available in the HD package.
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June 3, 2005 8:51:35 PM

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On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 00:30:48 GMT, Jack Ak <akjack@excite.com> wrote:

>On 1 Jun 2005 15:01:54 -0700, vicnielsen@hotmail.com wrote:
>
>>I noticed on directv's website that they now offer a nfl superfan
>>package for an additional $100 on top of normal sunday ticket fee.
>>>From what I'm reading it seems you will need to purchase this to get
>>the games in HD. I could care less about the other content that comes
>>along with it. Does anyone know if this is needed or will the games
>>come in HD as long as pay for the monthly HD service?
>
>Unless there are changes coming, monthly HD service won't
>carry major broadcast network programming. NFL games
>in HD come from the major broadcast networks.
>

I believe what the OP was referring to was the inclusion of "up to 100
games in HD" last year in the regular package. According to the
mailer I got, as well as what I could tell from the website, we will
have to pay the extra $99 to get any NFL HD, other than ESPN and OTA.
Pretty frustrating when we already pay an extra $121 per year just to
get the 4 or 5 channels of HD.

I tried calling, but the person I spoke with was beyond clueless.
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 4:11:28 AM

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On Fri, 03 Jun 2005 16:51:35 -0500, Keith <Keith@nospam.com> wrote:

>On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 00:30:48 GMT, Jack Ak <akjack@excite.com> wrote:
>
>>On 1 Jun 2005 15:01:54 -0700, vicnielsen@hotmail.com wrote:
>>
>>>I noticed on directv's website that they now offer a nfl superfan
>>>package for an additional $100 on top of normal sunday ticket fee.
>>>>From what I'm reading it seems you will need to purchase this to get
>>>the games in HD. I could care less about the other content that comes
>>>along with it. Does anyone know if this is needed or will the games
>>>come in HD as long as pay for the monthly HD service?
>>
>>Unless there are changes coming, monthly HD service won't
>>carry major broadcast network programming. NFL games
>>in HD come from the major broadcast networks.
>>
>
>I believe what the OP was referring to was the inclusion of "up to 100
>games in HD" last year in the regular package. According to the
>mailer I got, as well as what I could tell from the website, we will
>have to pay the extra $99 to get any NFL HD, other than ESPN and OTA.
>Pretty frustrating when we already pay an extra $121 per year just to
>get the 4 or 5 channels of HD.
>

Yes, it appears that NFL ST games in HD will cost extra this Fall.
Seems reasonable that regular NFL ST viewers should not subsidize
HD broadcasts. Those who want NFL games in HD are viewers
most likely to not fret over the NFL Superfan package cost.

You may look forward to Fall 2006 NFL season when you can get
HD local channels in the major markets from DirecTV. IIRC, there
is no additional monthly cost for HD local channels.

The early adopters always pay more for the privilege of having
stuff the common folk don't have. I spent $1200 for a Sony Betamax
VCR in the mid 1970s.
June 4, 2005 4:11:29 AM

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On Sat, 04 Jun 2005 00:11:28 GMT, Jack Ak <akjack@excite.com> wrote:

>On Fri, 03 Jun 2005 16:51:35 -0500, Keith <Keith@nospam.com> wrote:
>
>>On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 00:30:48 GMT, Jack Ak <akjack@excite.com> wrote:
>>
>>>On 1 Jun 2005 15:01:54 -0700, vicnielsen@hotmail.com wrote:
>>>
>>>>I noticed on directv's website that they now offer a nfl superfan
>>>>package for an additional $100 on top of normal sunday ticket fee.
>>>>>From what I'm reading it seems you will need to purchase this to get
>>>>the games in HD. I could care less about the other content that comes
>>>>along with it. Does anyone know if this is needed or will the games
>>>>come in HD as long as pay for the monthly HD service?
>>>
>>>Unless there are changes coming, monthly HD service won't
>>>carry major broadcast network programming. NFL games
>>>in HD come from the major broadcast networks.
>>>
>>
>>I believe what the OP was referring to was the inclusion of "up to 100
>>games in HD" last year in the regular package. According to the
>>mailer I got, as well as what I could tell from the website, we will
>>have to pay the extra $99 to get any NFL HD, other than ESPN and OTA.
>>Pretty frustrating when we already pay an extra $121 per year just to
>>get the 4 or 5 channels of HD.
>>
>
>Yes, it appears that NFL ST games in HD will cost extra this Fall.
>Seems reasonable that regular NFL ST viewers should not subsidize
>HD broadcasts. Those who want NFL games in HD are viewers
>most likely to not fret over the NFL Superfan package cost.
>
I think that "subsidize" is a stretch when you can make the same
argument for regular OTA broadcasts. I do agree with your opinion
that most HD viewers will pay. After all my complaining this
afternoon, my wife pointed out the same thing.

Actually, I think her words were, "quite whining, you big baby. You
know you're going to pay it anyway".

Later.
!