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I asked my bride to change to cable..she said no because we have the Sat dish on the garage roof...what?

It's not difficult..roof tar is cheap.

it's her way of getting me out to watch the bills opener with friends at a bar.I'm not doing that..

I'll listen to the radio feed or get the rabbit ears.

DTV has really gone down hill...only reason I still have it is because of the Mets.

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8 minutes ago, Misterbluesky said:

I asked my bride to change to cable..she said no because we have the Sat dish on the garage roof...what?

It's not difficult..roof tar is cheap.

it's her way of getting me out to watch the bills opener with friends at a bar.I'm not doing that..

I'll listen to the radio feed or get the rabbit ears.

DTV has really gone down hill...only reason I still have it is because of the Mets.

Should be on regular tv for you K. Back not getting any better?

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4 hours ago, T&C said:

Should be on regular tv for you K. Back not getting any better?

Thanks T/C..I have home PT...three times a week.I'm hanging tough.

Hey...we have a blackout here.CBS (Wivb-4) and sister WNLO (23).CBSSN all knocked out.

Like I said..I won't be bothered if I listen to the radio feed..and watch ch 212(nfln) for red zone and our scoring plays.

 

 

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For those thinking of signing up with an IPTV site...

 

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Dish has a growing list of lawsuits targeting IPTV service and a ever increasing number of wins. This week Dish and NagraStar filled another lawsuit targeting multiple IPTV providers including TVStreamsNow and OneStepTV according to a report from TorrentFreak.

 

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/dish-is-suing-multiple-iptv-providers-as-it-ramps-up-its-fight-on-iptv/

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14 hours ago, Misterbluesky said:

Thanks T/C..I have home PT...three times a week.I'm hanging tough.

Hey...we have a blackout here.CBS (Wivb-4) and sister WNLO (23).CBSSN all knocked out.

Like I said..I won't be bothered if I listen to the radio feed..and watch ch 212(nfln) for red zone and our scoring plays.

 

 

 

 

I posted this is another thread

 

So I called DTV about 212-1 

 

"Edmond" told me that this is currently a temporary channel, that has no dates/times attached to it. If you receive 212, you should get 212-1. 

 

For those of you that are in-market for Bills games, I asked if he could guarantee that we'd receive the Bills game via this channel during preseason and regular season (currently cannot get CBS due to Nexstar blackout). He could not do this, but instead is sending us a 'free' local channel receiver that we can hook up to our current service in order to receive CBS to bypass the blackout.

 

If it works, I should be good for the season. Regardless, I will call back to complain about the service the new receiver provides, to see if I can weasel out a good Sunday Ticket deal

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They're constantly sending me that email I mentioned earlier about getting a $3 amazon gift card for filling out a survey.  Now I know some people will take any "free" money they can get, but I'm holding out until they at least add in a gumball on top of those 3 bucks.

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4 hours ago, EmotionallyUnstable said:

 

 

I posted this is another thread

 

So I called DTV about 212-1 

 

"Edmond" told me that this is currently a temporary channel, that has no dates/times attached to it. If you receive 212, you should get 212-1. 

 

For those of you that are in-market for Bills games, I asked if he could guarantee that we'd receive the Bills game via this channel during preseason and regular season (currently cannot get CBS due to Nexstar blackout). He could not do this, but instead is sending us a 'free' local channel receiver that we can hook up to our current service in order to receive CBS to bypass the blackout.

 

If it works, I should be good for the season. Regardless, I will call back to complain about the service the new receiver provides, to see if I can weasel out a good Sunday Ticket deal

Not sure of your location, but in the local Buffalo market the pre-season games are carried on WKBW channel 7 (ABC) which is not blacked out through DirecTV. We are safe at least for the next few weeks. If it isn’t corrected by then I’ll be getting an antenna or dropping DTV. 

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Moved this week.  Was thinking about getting Spectrum rather than putting a dish on my new house.  Got directtv because I generally hate Spectrum, didnt know about the channel 8 issue until the technician was just about to leave.  Pretty irritated. 

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3 hours ago, thenorthremembers said:

Moved this week.  Was thinking about getting Spectrum rather than putting a dish on my new house.  Got directtv because I generally hate Spectrum, didnt know about the channel 8 issue until the technician was just about to leave.  Pretty irritated. 

Thats so dirty. They should have to disclose to you that you will not get that channel and that it has no end in sight. 

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6 minutes ago, Bills2ref said:

Thats so dirty. They should have to disclose to you that you will not get that channel and that it has no end in sight. 

Football is literally the only reason I watch tv.  Othrwise the tv is only briefly on for the kids.  Its a major annoyance.

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Just now, thenorthremembers said:

Football is literally the only reason I watch tv.  Othrwise the tv is only briefly on for the kids.  Its a major annoyance.

I have to imagine people are leaving in droves. DirecTV should crack and pay Nexstar whatever they want. It is just idiotic. At a minimum they should have to post a daily update on the channel that is blacked out. If Football season arrives and they still don’t have CBS they are going to lose an incredible amount of people. 

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Just now, Bills2ref said:

I have to imagine people are leaving in droves. DirecTV should crack and pay Nexstar whatever they want. It is just idiotic. At a minimum they should have to post a daily update on the channel that is blacked out. If Football season arrives and they still don’t have CBS they are going to lose an incredible amount of people. 

I signed up today and already want to leave

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23 hours ago, Misterbluesky said:

Thanks T/C..I have home PT...three times a week.I'm hanging tough.

Hey...we have a blackout here.CBS (Wivb-4) and sister WNLO (23).CBSSN all knocked out.

Like I said..I won't be bothered if I listen to the radio feed..and watch ch 212(nfln) for red zone and our scoring plays.

 

 

Well good, at least you have a pro coming in to help. 

 

I've been pretty busy lately so haven't had the time to read through this thread in its entirety.  So, is the local channels thing Only on DTV? If not, why not just get a 60 mile range antenna from walmart or somewhere? They are only like $40-$50. WNY is is pretty flat until you get out aways so you would get every local channel.

 

I have Sling and use an antenna to get all of the local channels here... and there are a ***** ton of them.

 

I guess what I'm saying is that no way are the local channels "down", they are only down on DTV. Just get an antenna man.

 

P.S. I'll holler at you when I set up the perfect challenge.

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Anyone have YouTube TV?  Thinking about getting it. Love to hear any pros or cons. 

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Posted (edited)

Called DIRECTV today to complain about no CBS, ended up getting $25 off my bill for 12 months. I called in December and they gave me free Sunday ticket and a $60 a month credit. Called today and now have the $25 a month credit. Brings me down to paying $42 a month for the middle range package and free Sunday Ticket Max. Every time I consider cancelling, they drag me back in.

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On 8/6/2019 at 6:56 PM, inkman said:

Anyone have YouTube TV?  Thinking about getting it. Love to hear any pros or cons. 

 

Just signed up for the free trial last night; so far it's pretty good.No NFLN so that maybe an issue, but the menus are easy to navigate around and the picture quality is pretty damn good. Going to try PS Vue when the trial is up and might try Hulu live after that.

 

Only con is that it took a little bit to figure how to navigate when you are watching TV or a movie and pull the guide up; took a little bit to figure what to do to get back to the show that was playing in the background....

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2 hours ago, Reed83HOF said:

 

Just signed up for the free trial last night; so far it's pretty good.No NFLN so that maybe an issue, but the menus are easy to navigate around and the picture quality is pretty damn good. Going to try PS Vue when the trial is up and might try Hulu live after that.

 

Only con is that it took a little bit to figure how to navigate when you are watching TV or a movie and pull the guide up; took a little bit to figure what to do to get back to the show that was playing in the background....

I got a 5 year old, just found out YouTube TV doesn't have Nickelodeon, so that's a show stopper. Gotta figure something out by hockey season. 

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14 minutes ago, inkman said:

I got a 5 year old, just found out YouTube TV doesn't have Nickelodeon, so that's a show stopper. Gotta figure something out by hockey season. 

 

I'm an IT worker with no kids.  I don't know too much about Nickelodeon or keeping kids entertained.  But I do know how to set up high priced electronics that are shipped in big cardboard boxes. 

 

I also have friends with kids.  And those kids love big cardboard boxes.

 

Seriously.  Give a kid a 6ftx3ft cardboard box, and you've got a space ship

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