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DaFace
05-05-2009, 10:42 AM
Spinoff of another thread of course. Just curious to know the Planet's usage of Sunday Ticket. Poll on the way.

BigRedChief
05-05-2009, 10:45 AM
I'd get it if Time Warner would carry it. But not willing to switch to Direct TV just to get the NFL Network.

Scorp
05-05-2009, 10:47 AM
Since I can't get Chiefs games in HD in Topeka, I have no choice but DirecTV with Sunday ticket. And of couse to get the games in HD you have to have Superfan or no HD.


So ummm yeah.

Pestilence
05-05-2009, 10:51 AM
Since I can't get Chiefs games in HD in Topeka, I have no choice but DirecTV with Sunday ticket. And of couse to get the games in HD you have to have Superfan or no HD.


So ummm yeah.

Unfortunately this.

I wish DirectTV would create individual team packages. I'd gladly pay $150 just to get the Chiefs games in HD.

DaFace
05-05-2009, 10:57 AM
Unfortunately this.

I wish DirectTV would create individual team packages. I'd gladly pay $150 just to get the Chiefs games in HD.

That's basically where I'm at. I'd like to get the Chiefs games, but for $350+ per season, I can go to BWW for basically every game that isn't shown here (typically 8 or so) and get food included in the trip.

chiefs1111
05-05-2009, 11:01 AM
I get the Sunday Ticket without superfan. Im not gonna drop an extra 100 dollars or whatever it is just too get it in HD.

DenverDanChiefsFan
05-05-2009, 11:13 AM
Unfortunately this.

I wish DirectTV would create individual team packages. I'd gladly pay $150 just to get the Chiefs games in HD.
At the risk of littlewillies wrath

This.

dtebbe
05-05-2009, 11:20 AM
I've been a Sunday Ticket subscriber since 96' but probably won't renew it this year. It's BS that you have to pay an extra $100 to get the games in HD when the broadcasters are doing all the games in HD anyway, and SD broadcasting as we know it ceases to exist in June. It's BS to have to pay $100 for the Superfan to not have the games down-rezed.

DT

DaneMcCloud
05-05-2009, 11:25 AM
That's basically where I'm at. I'd like to get the Chiefs games, but for $350+ per season, I can go to BWW for basically every game that isn't shown here (typically 8 or so) and get food included in the trip.

Not me.

Before we bought our home in 2003, I had to go to sports bars to watch the Chiefs games. I spent at least $30 for each game (breakfast or lunch, a few beers or ice tea). Over the course of 16 games, that's nearly $500 per season for 11 seasons.

The worst part was having to watch the Chiefs on the smallest TV's in the joint (and this was before HD) and you had to get there early (like 9am at the latest) to get a seat.

I'll take rolling out of bed at 9:55am on Sunday morning and flipping on the HDTV in the family room (while simultaneously recording it in 3 other rooms) any day of the week over going to a bar.

KCwolf
05-05-2009, 11:33 AM
Have been able to "negotiate" the SuperFan for free the past couple of years......plan on trying that tactic again this fall. In total agreement that paying extra for HD is a complete scam....but can't imagine paying $300 to watch football in SD. DTV has got the market cornered.....if you live outside KC and want to watch Chiefs football that is.

Baconeater
05-05-2009, 11:33 AM
If anyone other than DirecTv offered it, I'd pay for it in a heartbeat.

Buck
05-05-2009, 12:04 PM
If I didn't live in my home teams broadcasting area I would in a heartbeat.

Pablo
05-05-2009, 12:11 PM
My apartment complex won't let me put a dish up on my deck or I'd have it.

But it's not that big of a deal since I get local coverage.

It's just that DirectTV >>>>>>>>>>>St. Joe Cablevision.

Coogs
05-05-2009, 12:23 PM
Since I can't get Chiefs games in HD in Topeka, I have no choice but DirecTV with Sunday ticket. And of couse to get the games in HD you have to have Superfan or no HD.


So ummm yeah.

Scorp,

I kid you not here. If you live in Topeka, put up some sort of over air antenna that will pick up WIBW. HD over the open air signal is far better than HD over the satellite service. If your TV has the TV capibilities built in, you don't need the converter box either. The TV will do it for you. Just run a scan for digital channels on the TV settings guide. Where I live, I can get CBS out of Lincoln, NE., and FOX out of Salina/Wichita over open air. And let me tell you, it flat rocks compared to satellite HD.

Guru
05-05-2009, 03:00 PM
Since I can't get Chiefs games in HD in Topeka, I have no choice but DirecTV with Sunday ticket. And of couse to get the games in HD you have to have Superfan or no HD.


So ummm yeah.I get them in HD and just use Cox cables $15 service.

Skip Towne
05-05-2009, 03:33 PM
I get them in HD and just use Cox cables $15 service.

I'm surprised you'll pay $15

Guru
05-05-2009, 04:16 PM
I'm surprised you'll pay $15I would lose a couple of HD channels if I went strictly OTA right now. CW for smallville and Fox. Once they go OTA HD then I will drop Cox altogether.

bogey
05-05-2009, 04:51 PM
Not me.

Before we bought our home in 2003, I had to go to sports bars to watch the Chiefs games. I spent at least $30 for each game (breakfast or lunch, a few beers or ice tea). Over the course of 16 games, that's nearly $500 per season for 11 seasons.

The worst part was having to watch the Chiefs on the smallest TV's in the joint (and this was before HD) and you had to get there early (like 9am at the latest) to get a seat.

I'll take rolling out of bed at 9:55am on Sunday morning and flipping on the HDTV in the family room (while simultaneously recording it in 3 other rooms) any day of the week over going to a bar.

Me too.

Pestilence
05-05-2009, 04:57 PM
I wish DirectTV would give a subscriber discount depending how long you've had NFL Sunday Ticket. If you've had it for 5 years....then you get $50 off. If you've had it since they started....then you get $100 off.


Or even better.....as long as you consistently get Sunday Ticket....they should Grandfather you in at the price that you started at.

Skip Towne
05-05-2009, 05:21 PM
I wish DirectTV would give a subscriber discount depending how long you've had NFL Sunday Ticket. If you've had it for 5 years....then you get $50 off. If you've had it since they started....then you get $100 off.


Or even better.....as long as you consistently get Sunday Ticket....they should Grandfather you in at the price that you started at.

Never gonna happen. The NFL keeps raising D's cost.

Dayze
05-05-2009, 05:26 PM
I stopped 2 years ago. The non-HD games on ST were awful looking. So i inquired about HD...another $100. Screw that.

At that point, I believe that had jacked their prices up by like $20/per year for the previous two years etc.

Now I basically watch the Chiefs, then move on to yardwork/chores etc since the 2nd game televised in KC always sucks major pipe.

WilliamTheIrish
05-05-2009, 05:31 PM
They priced me out two years ago. And I had it since it's inception.

Service was stellar. Just too expensive.

TopJet2
05-05-2009, 06:08 PM
Never gonna happen. The NFL keeps raising D's cost.




Now Now DTV is the one signing the exclusive contracts to carry. If they are willing to pony up the cash whose fault is it?

The Rick
05-05-2009, 06:52 PM
I've been a Sunday Ticket subscriber since 96' but probably won't renew it this year. It's BS that you have to pay an extra $100 to get the games in HD when the broadcasters are doing all the games in HD anyway, and SD broadcasting as we know it ceases to exist in June. It's BS to have to pay $100 for the Superfan to not have the games down-rezed.

DT
This was the "straw that broke the camel's back" for me. It's what caused me to dump Sunday Ticket and DirecTV.

$300/year extra for Sunday Ticket. $10/month extra for access to HD channels. Now you want to gouge me for another $100/year for Sunday Ticket in HD? Thanks, but no thanks.

Skip Towne
05-05-2009, 07:04 PM
Now Now DTV is the one signing the exclusive contracts to carry. If they are willing to pony up the cash whose fault is it?

The customers who are willing to pay for it. There must be quite a few of them.

Baconeater
05-05-2009, 07:09 PM
The customers who are willing to pay for it. There must be quite a few of them.
I wish they would stop.

Skip Towne
05-05-2009, 07:12 PM
I wish they would stop.

They will at some point if they keep raising the price.

Baconeater
05-05-2009, 07:21 PM
They will at some point if they keep raising the price.
And that will be a glorious day...:)

prhom
05-05-2009, 07:52 PM
It's probably a wash money-wise for me getting it or going to BWW to watch the games. At least at home I get to watch the game on a big TV, at BWW they usually put the Chiefs game on the small, old TVs.

Skip Towne
05-05-2009, 07:56 PM
And that will be a glorious day...:)

Did Directv fuck your girlfriend or what?

Baconeater
05-05-2009, 08:01 PM
Did Directv **** your girlfriend or what?
Eh, my issues with DTV have been well documented here. I just wish I could get the ST on cable.

And yes, cable sucks....blah blah blah. :rolleyes:

Skip Towne
05-05-2009, 09:37 PM
Eh, my issues with DTV have been well documented here. I just wish I could get the ST on cable.

And yes, cable sucks....blah blah blah. :rolleyes:

I've seen you bitch about it but have never seen the documentation.