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  • Looks like those of us who don't live in the Northwest and don't have or don't want a dish on their roof now have an option to see all of the Seahawks games via NFL Sunday Ticket. Direct TV is going to start offering Sunday Ticket as a stand-alone service. I for one couldn't be happier and have been hoping this would happen someday. I hope it turns into a huge success because I would like to keep on having this option to see the games.

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  • we got it the last 2 years with madden upgrade. Totally worth it if you are not in the broadcast area.

    That being said, this may be the last year. Im sure theres going to be a bidding war with the nfl package coming up at the end of the year.
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  • "Now you can stream live, out-of-market NFL games on your favorite device without a DIRECTV satellite TV subscription if you live in an apartment building where DIRECTV service is not available, attend one of these universities, or live in the following metro areas: New York City, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. Check your eligibility."

    Looks like it isn't offered for everyone just quite yet.
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  • ctown12 wrote:"Now you can stream live, out-of-market NFL games on your favorite device without a DIRECTV satellite TV subscription if you live in an apartment building where DIRECTV service is not available, attend one of these universities, or live in the following metro areas: New York City, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. Check your eligibility."

    Looks like it isn't offered for everyone just quite yet.

    Hey, I'm eligible in MD. Too bad I can't afford the $200.
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  • Can I have your address so I can order it? lol
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  • Thanks for the heads up on this. I am eligible in the apt I am in
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  • They've been doing this for a while, as long as you can prove you can't get DirecTV. I wish they'd just sell it legitimately on its own.
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  • I don't understand this. Why would they turn away so many people who want the service? Right after I read this earlier today, i went to sign up and they told me I wasn't eligible. There goes my $200, and i'm sure many others like me. I know they think if you can't get this, you'll sign up for DirecTV. I'll pay the money for the package, but i'm not changing providers and getting roped into a long-term contract because I want to watch a maximum of 10 Seahawks games this season.
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  • DYLcurry59 wrote:I don't understand this. Why would they turn away so many people who want the service? Right after I read this earlier today, i went to sign up and they told me I wasn't eligible. There goes my $200, and i'm sure many others like me. I know they think if you can't get this, you'll sign up for DirecTV. I'll pay the money for the package, but i'm not changing providers and getting roped into a long-term contract because I want to watch a maximum of 10 Seahawks games this season.


    But enough people are that it is worth it to not take your $200

    I did it 4 years ago and have stayed with them because of preferring their product. I no longer get ST but they get my money every month.
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  • On a side note I ordered the Sunday ticket 2 years ago, did not renew it last year and I still had it hears to hoping I get it again this year.
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  • This is the GREATEST News I have ever heard. I have been looking for something like this for years. I live in San Francisco in my college dorm and could only go to the bars to watch the game to get: in fights w niners fans, spend hella money, to watch the game with no audio and to drive home drunk. :49ersmall:

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  • Not eligible. Figures.
    Why can't people just pay for the games online?
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  • wow that's expensive , I had it last year with the Madden and it never worked for the late games on sunday 4et. always missed at least the first quarter trying to login

    also Its only good for ONE device. so if you planned on you watching your game while a relative watches there game , you will be highly disappointed
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  • $200 isn't too bad of a price in my opinion. Hell, before this option became available I know I said to my wife I'd gladly pay double what DTV customers have to pay. We can technically get a dish installed on our house but with our HOA it's a tiresome procedure because they have to approve anything and everything we do to our own property....yes there's frustration but that's a topic more suitable for the shack. Another reason we haven't gone that route is because of all the snow we get here, and everyone at work who has a dish does nothing but complain during the winter because they can't get reception because their dish is covered with snow. So anyway....I'm going to be signing up for this offer this weekend. No more of having to rely on nfl.com and our chat to try to keep up with what's going on during the games. :)
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  • suppaball wrote:On a side note I ordered the Sunday ticket 2 years ago, did not renew it last year and I still had it hears to hoping I get it again this year.


    You are up for renewal. You just tell them you will renew if they give you ST for free. I would ask for their new box - genie I think they call it.

    My contract is up next week that is what I will be doing. THey will put me on a new 2 year contract but I hope to get ST for free!
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  • When i still had direct every year id complain or threaten to cancel. Theyd give it to me discounted and the years they gave it free to new customers I did too. I had a stupid high bill to deserve it.
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  • suppaball wrote:On a side note I ordered the Sunday ticket 2 years ago, did not renew it last year and I still had it hears to hoping I get it again this year.


    You sure they didn't charge you again? They don't ask me to renew each year. They don't cancel it unless you ask them to. More $$$ when you forget to cancel. :evil:
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  • Clayfighter wrote:
    suppaball wrote:On a side note I ordered the Sunday ticket 2 years ago, did not renew it last year and I still had it hears to hoping I get it again this year.


    You sure they didn't charge you again? They don't ask me to renew each year. They don't cancel it unless you ask them to. More $$$ when you forget to cancel. :evil:


    Yeah, normally they auto-renew, but sometimes it doesn't happen. I've been with them for 15 years, have had NFL-ST every year, but twice they've forgotten to auto-renew.

    I don't mind the extra $200 a year, as it's well worth it, plus I enjoy their service.

    For those worried about snow sticking to the dish, they sell heaters that attached to the dish that works really well. (Not like I have that problem in Alabama or anything).

    And HOA's cannot force you to not have a dish, that's against the law, it doesn't even matter if you signed something with the HOA. Federal laws (FCC) trump them.
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  • I had DirecTV since it started until a few years ago. Had Sunday ticket since it first started. Other than the first 2 years, I never had to pay for it (Sunday ticket). After the first week of the season I would call and ask to cancel service. It never failed that they would offer Sunday ticket free if I signed another 2 year contract. I always told them that I wanted to leave and would pay the early termination fees. Their retention department makes bonuses when they keep you so they are more than willing to offer more. I usually got movie channels included too. If the first rep you get does not concede, call back.....the next one will. Trust me, this never once failed to work for me.
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  • Not Eligible. Bummer dude!
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  • OMG I love you for this!!! Im so getting this
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  • Just as a word of caution, I streamed Sunday Ticket last year through the Madden promotion and had several issues (and I know I wasn't the only one):

    1. They had technical problems early in the season so I (and I think everybody else had the same issue) missed all of the early games one week.

    2. On at least 3 occasions, there was a glitch where it said I couldn't stream the Seahawks game because it was blacked out in my region. Keep in my mind that I live in Texas and these were sold out games in Seattle or other cities outside Texas. Pretty frustrating. So right there that's at least a quarter of the season lost for me.

    3. You can only stream on one computer/device at a time. Not a big deal, except that it wouldn't let me log in on my desktop if I had been using it on my laptop (or the other way around) unless I signed out first, even if I had turned it off. So make sure to sign out before you watch on another device.

    4. This one is my bad for not reading carefully enough, but I assumed Sunday Ticket came with the playoffs. Nope. Preseason? Nope. Thursday night games? Nope. Sunday night? Nope. Monday night? Nope. All you get are the regular season Sunday day games.

    I was excited to get Sunday Ticket last year but I just want to warn people about some of the problems I had. Hopefully they've worked these issues out, but even if that's the case I think they're charging far too much for a service that offers only a portion of the regular season. I also read that it does not come with the Red Zone channel unless you upgrade to a more expensive package. Maybe this is still worth it to you, but I will definitely not be purchasing Sunday Ticket this year.
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  • When I joined DTV 2 years ago I got it for free. Last year I didn't get it as at the time, couldn't afford it and they didn't auto re-up it either. My contract is almost up and I am not signing another one.
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  • Largent80 wrote:When I joined DTV 2 years ago I got it for free. Last year I didn't get it as at the time, couldn't afford it and they didn't auto re-up it either. My contract is almost up and I am not signing another one.


    Got DTV last year. If I had signed up 2 weeks later I would have gotten Sunday Ticket for free. I know others managed to get it for free anyways, but after talking to DTV CSRs for a couple of hours the best I could manage was about 50% off. As soon as they wouldn't give it to me for free, I decided to leave DTV as soon as my contract was up. I already didn't like their DVR (buggy and laggy) and have issues with my local channels despite a very strong signal (not a dish alignment issue.) If it wasn't for football I would just get rid of live TV all together.
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  • Just when I think it's finally happening...nope, all kinds of restrictions.

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  • Have had DirecTV and Sunday Ticket since the dawn of time.

    If you can swing it, I highly recommend going all out with the Genie DVR.

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  • Dang it! I can't do it. I really like the red zone channel. I will have to pay it .
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  • HoustonHawk82 wrote: If you can swing it, I highly recommend going all out with the Genie DVR.

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    Yup!! Got the Genie last year, and I have all the games including playoffs in HD and still have 70 percent capacity left, I love my Directv!! And yes I'm re-upping my Sunday Ticket :179417:
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  • taz291819 wrote:And HOA's cannot force you to not have a dish, that's against the law, it doesn't even matter if you signed something with the HOA. Federal laws (FCC) trump them.


    I believe the law is for dishes is 1m (39 inches) and smaller, unless it's been changed recently. I also know that some areas require a 1.2 m dish to get a proper signal (Alaska and Hawaii). Just wanted to put that out there for those in that unique situation.

    Edit: Doing more reading on the subject, I'm seeing possible references to size exceptions for areas that require larger satellites. Trying to find something official
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  • kidhawk wrote:
    taz291819 wrote:And HOA's cannot force you to not have a dish, that's against the law, it doesn't even matter if you signed something with the HOA. Federal laws (FCC) trump them.


    I believe the law is for dishes is 1m (39 inches) and smaller, unless it's been changed recently. I also know that some areas require a 1.2 m dish to get a proper signal (Alaska and Hawaii). Just wanted to put that out there for those in that unique situation.

    Edit: Doing more reading on the subject, I'm seeing possible references to size exceptions for areas that require larger satellites. Trying to find something official


    Ok found this on the fcc site, so it seems that Alaska due to it's location and needing larger satellite receivers is exempt from the size restriction. This is good for those who may have the issue.

    The rule (47 C.F.R. Section 1.4000) has been in effect since October 1996, and it prohibits restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance or use of antennas used to receive video programming. The rule applies to video antennas including direct-to-home satellite dishes that are less than one meter (39.37") in diameter (or of any size in Alaska), TV antennas, and wireless cable antennas. The rule prohibits most restrictions that: (1) unreasonably delay or prevent installation, maintenance or use; (2) unreasonably increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use; or (3) preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal.


    and the final little bit that can allow for restrictions is this tidbit.....

    A: The rules apply to residents of these types of buildings (condominium, cooperative, or other type of residence where certain areas have been designated as common), but the rules do not permit you to install an antenna on a common area, such as a walkway, hallway, community garden, exterior wall or the roof. However, you may install the antenna wholly within a balcony, deck, patio, or other area where you have exclusive use.


    http://www.fcc.gov/guides/over-air-reception-devices-rule[/quote]

    So basically, you have to have exclusive rights to an area to make it illegal for the restrictions.

    I'm glad that I don't have to worry about this issue. I am looking forward to my first season with DirecTV and Sunday Ticket

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  • I never enjoyed watching movies from devices other than my TV so the 1st and 2nd option are appealing via video game console. However, I noticed the eligible consoles are XBOX one, playstation 3&4, but NOT XBOX 360.

    I'm sure I could grab a used playstation 3 for cheap, though.
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  • lukerguy wrote:I never enjoyed watching movies from devices other than my TV so the 1st and 2nd option are appealing via video game console. However, I noticed the eligible consoles are XBOX one, playstation 3&4, but NOT XBOX 360.

    I'm sure I could grab a used playstation 3 for cheap, though.



    Last year they had it for just the PS3 and everyone said it was horrible. Almost never worked.

    I had it on the pc and like mentioned above, half the games wouldnt even stream because of technicalities. When they did stream, they obviously didnt have the server or network interface to handle the loads, so the quality was usually crap.
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  • Now that the season's almost upon us....

    Does anyone know if there is any problem with using a billing address but streaming it elsewhere. Specifically, we have an investment/rental that would qualify. If we use that address but stream it at our primary residence, would that work? The rental is in a different state so any ISP address lookup would indicate a different location. I'd think that would be fine though because they advertise it as an advantage for travel.

    Also, I'd assume the renters (or anyone else) wouldn't be able to use the service, correct? It limits to one device at a time, correct? ... and that's with either the Max package or regular, correct?

    Thanks for anyone that knows.

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  • Here is what I know. Not sure if it will help you.
    A few years ago, I could take my DTV BOX from my home and take it and an extra dish I bought, had a tripod, with me on our trips with the travel trailer.
    All of my boxes have since been up graded to the newest ones. I have not tried to take them out of my house but the guy that did my recent "whole house" hook up, said that the new boxes would not work away from my house like the old ones did.
    I was pissed at first but we don't travel with the trailer much any more.
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  • NFL has been doing this for a while now under gamepass.nfl.com for people outside of the USA and I believe in some European countries it was free last year (Netherlands off the top of my head). Nice to see that people can get something similar now in the states though I always hate the "out of market" games only thing.
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  • chrispy wrote:Now that the season's almost upon us....

    Does anyone know if there is any problem with using a billing address but streaming it elsewhere. Specifically, we have an investment/rental that would qualify. If we use that address but stream it at our primary residence, would that work? The rental is in a different state so any ISP address lookup would indicate a different location. I'd think that would be fine though because they advertise it as an advantage for travel.

    Also, I'd assume the renters (or anyone else) wouldn't be able to use the service, correct? It limits to one device at a time, correct? ... and that's with either the Max package or regular, correct?

    Thanks for anyone that knows.

    chrispy


    If you have access the Sunday Ticket online, you can stream it from anywhere at anytime BUT you can only be logged into one device at any given time.
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