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Stan in LA : 8/28/2019 4:26 pm
That time again. What say you? They were pretty mean last time I called.
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VPN + GamePass  
Karl Hungus : 8/28/2019 5:38 pm : link
FTW!
Dish viewing of Giants games in jeopardy  
Adirondack GMen : 8/28/2019 5:43 pm : link
At least itís not as bad as the looming NFL season blackout on Fox regional stations. Dish lost 15 regional Fox Sports.
Disney has started advising Dish subscribers of the looming deadline with FX
Local Fox station has been off line since March and today the satellite carrier- Dish said it doesnít know when to expect it back. Dish rep told me I could buy NFL network for $10 a month and you can get ďevery Giant game on NFL network.Ē I laughed and said really -thatís 2 games! Rep said yes those are all the Giants games ....on NFL. But not the other on Fox - you wonít get those until they agree on a contract.
This doesnít sound good for Giant football fans who have contracts with Dish- The co-founder and former CEO of the nationís fourth-largest subscription-TV service appears to have sounded the death knell for the regional sports networks model, telling investors that Dish Network is considering dropping the Fox Sports-branded channels permanently as the two sides continue their recent carriage standoff.
https://adage.com/article/media/dish-network-may-cut-ties-regional-sports-networks/2188301
DISH NETWORK MAY CUT TIES WITH REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORKS - ( New Window )
Sunday Ticket is a miracle.  
Maryland Giant : 8/28/2019 5:45 pm : link
Love it.
RE: Way too much money  
mrvax : 8/28/2019 5:51 pm : link
In comment 14548095 section125 said:
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It is on almost every Sunday where I live in South Florida or I stream or I go out.


You lucky bastid. Every week when I look at the maps, I cringe. I need to move South. I'm in Central Florida and I get 4-5 games if lucky.

Else, I use crappy streams. I'm kinda poor.
If you know a student  
Zepp : 8/28/2019 5:54 pm : link
you can order the mobile version where you can only watch it on a laptop or device its only 100 bucks.
RE: I always enjoy these threads  
mrvax : 8/28/2019 5:56 pm : link
In comment 14548111 mstyles22.0 said:
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Of course I found out a day after I paid that I could use my brothers name and college email and get everything for $99, but he's only a Soph so I'll do that next year.

Good luck!


How does that work?
I'm considering a VPN with European IP address and the $99 Sunday Ticket. Not sure you can watch with just a foreign email address but I could be wrong.
RE: VPN + GamePass  
mrvax : 8/28/2019 5:58 pm : link
In comment 14548171 Karl Hungus said:
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FTW!


Karl, what VPN company, what is the cost and where do you show from?
Im a football junkie  
Kevin(formerly Tiki4Six) : 8/28/2019 6:02 pm : link
And watch all the games , especially when the NYG are not on.

I get it for free every year for the last 5 since my wife works for AT&T Corporate. But I would pay for it if she didnít...

When I was up north I always got money off.

sunday ticket U is the greatest kept secret  
Ned In Atlanta : 8/28/2019 6:11 pm : link
$100 streaming for the year (if you have a .edu email address). They run a promo every summer that cuts it to 80. Thank god for my sister who just finished up her masters in social work. Her email will me defunct next year so i'll have to find someone new who is in school
I have some kind of android box  
Payasdaddy : 8/28/2019 6:28 pm : link
Thats streams me everything on gods green earth
Pay 20 bucks a month
Have legal have no idea but gets great ppv, adult stuff that has mean SMH ( I dont even watch but occasionaly stumble on some
and I get every game
Bought game pass too so i can bust thru some stuff quickly without taking up the day (its nice out in norcal thru mid november at least)
RE: I have some kind of android box  
rnargi : 8/28/2019 6:37 pm : link
In comment 14548242 Payasdaddy said:
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Thats streams me everything on gods green earth
Pay 20 bucks a month
Have legal have no idea but gets great ppv, adult stuff that has mean SMH ( I dont even watch but occasionaly stumble on some
and I get every game
Bought game pass too so i can bust thru some stuff quickly without taking up the day (its nice out in norcal thru mid november at least)


Can you please let me know where you got that box? A Friend of mine has it but got it at a home show. I'd like to get that
I had it for 12 years or maybe  
section125 : 8/28/2019 6:41 pm : link
15 years. It started as $149 and when I left it was $380+/-. The Giants were good, so on all the time and were blacked out on the Ticket. So it was useless. On top of that they blacked out all the good games because of National TV. It was not like that earlier. I could watch 3 games even if on the local channel (from what I remembered.)
It just was not worth paying $380 for 3 or 4 games per year.
Reddit, NFL Streams  
montanagiant : 8/28/2019 6:51 pm : link
You can thank me later
RE: Reddit, NFL Streams  
section125 : 8/28/2019 6:53 pm : link
In comment 14548265 montanagiant said:
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You can thank me later


Never worked for me.
RE: sunday ticket U is the greatest kept secret  
rnargi : 8/28/2019 7:17 pm : link
In comment 14548224 Ned In Atlanta said:
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$100 streaming for the year (if you have a .edu email address). They run a promo every summer that cuts it to 80. Thank god for my sister who just finished up her masters in social work. Her email will me defunct next year so i'll have to find someone new who is in school


Thanks for the tip! I have two kids in college so I just took advantage of this...even got the promo, 85 bucks for the season!
It all depends on who you get  
Amtoft : 8/28/2019 7:43 pm : link
I called to cancel because my bill was to high and I wanted NFL ticket but didn't want to pay for it... they offered a big discount, but not free NFL ticket... so they cancelled it... Day of cancel a week out I called and I said I wanted to talk about the deal I was offered to stay for the big discount and NFL free ticket... no problem and $5 cheaper then the price without NFL ticket.
RE: Reddit, NFL Streams  
Gman11 : 8/28/2019 7:54 pm : link
In comment 14548265 montanagiant said:
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You can thank me later


Except when they lose the feed during the Giants drive to tie the game in the fourth quarter. You hit refresh. Close your browser. Say a prayer. Light a candle. Anything. And, then it finally comes back to see the other team doing the kneel down.
I have had to reload once or twice during some games  
montanagiant : 8/28/2019 9:30 pm : link
Takes 5 secs for the feed to come back upn and still better than paying 300+ for Direct TV
RE: RE: Reddit, NFL Streams  
montanagiant : 8/28/2019 9:31 pm : link
In comment 14548266 section125 said:
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In comment 14548265 montanagiant said:


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You can thank me later



Never worked for me.

Works every Sunday for me
RE: RE: Reddit, NFL Streams  
montanagiant : 8/28/2019 9:32 pm : link
In comment 14548347 Gman11 said:
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In comment 14548265 montanagiant said:


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You can thank me later



Except when they lose the feed during the Giants drive to tie the game in the fourth quarter. You hit refresh. Close your browser. Say a prayer. Light a candle. Anything. And, then it finally comes back to see the other team doing the kneel down.

Come on, I've never had to close my browser..LOL

A simple refresh and it's back up 5 secs later. Only happens rarely
Reddit streams can be a pain  
Knineteen : 8/28/2019 11:06 pm : link
but Sunday football is a pretty short time period. The price for NFL Sunday Ticket is a complete rip-off given it's really only good for 17 days out of the year. All of the other games are on broadcast/ cable TV.
I'm not sure  
MookGiants : 8/28/2019 11:32 pm : link
how anyone can say Sunday Ticket is a "complete ripoff"

Not worth it in your opinion? Fine.

Complete ripoff? Yeah, no. If you have the time to watch more than 1 game a week, it's a tremendous value. 17 dollars or so a week (if you pay full price which I haven't in years) is a good deal. If you go to a bar to watch all of the games your bar tab is likely to be double or triple that alone each week.
and it's not fair to say "it's just 17 days a year"  
MookGiants : 8/28/2019 11:33 pm : link
You have to look at it as it's 7 games a week, sometimes more, that you can't watch otherwise.
Rnargi  
Payasdaddy : 8/28/2019 11:46 pm : link
Matricom. Q2 revision q2
Friend of my nephews has everything programmed
I really donít know the logistics Think itís basically a streaming box
I donít believe they are illegal. Think I pay the $20 for the programming
Well worth it
All HBO Ďs. Showtimes etc
Live tv in every city
ppv boxing and mma stuff
Could find out more particulars. I never asked too much :)
RE: Rnargi  
MookGiants : 8/28/2019 11:53 pm : link
In comment 14548540 Payasdaddy said:
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Matricom. Q2 revision q2
Friend of my nephews has everything programmed
I really donít know the logistics Think itís basically a streaming box
I donít believe they are illegal. Think I pay the $20 for the programming
Well worth it
All HBO Ďs. Showtimes etc
Live tv in every city
ppv boxing and mma stuff
Could find out more particulars. I never asked too much :)


There's no fricking way it's not illegal.
I never asked  
Payasdaddy : 8/29/2019 12:03 am : link
Maybe it is. I am sure reddit streams probably are too
As long as it works I wonít ask

RE: I never asked  
MookGiants : 8/29/2019 12:12 am : link
In comment 14548548 Payasdaddy said:
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Maybe it is. I am sure reddit streams probably are too
As long as it works I wonít ask


I certainly won't judge. And next to no chance any type of real consequences would be coming your way even if caught.

It's likely to get shut down at some point, enjoy it while it lasts
RE: RE: sunday ticket U is the greatest kept secret  
Ned In Atlanta : 8/29/2019 12:15 am : link
In comment 14548295 rnargi said:
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In comment 14548224 Ned In Atlanta said:


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$100 streaming for the year (if you have a .edu email address). They run a promo every summer that cuts it to 80. Thank god for my sister who just finished up her masters in social work. Her email will me defunct next year so i'll have to find someone new who is in school



Thanks for the tip! I have two kids in college so I just took advantage of this...even got the promo, 85 bucks for the season!


Glad to help !
.  
Banks : 8/29/2019 12:17 am : link
I never got it free like many here. I got a couple discounts and an additional sports package which was great for college. If I dont get any discounts, I dont care. The package is worth it to me. It's cheaper than going out as well being more comfortable.

I also dont have to deal with the shady streaming. maybe the reddit streams are better now, but good God did I hate switching from link to link back in the day. Quality was iffy and you had to hope you didn't get a virus.
The quality on internet streams is too unreliable for me  
BH28 : 8/29/2019 12:37 am : link
I have NFL game pass since I am out of local network and cant watch the preseason games live. Maybe the app for the PS4 is just a piece of shit, but the bitrate on game pass for NFL games is complete garbage. Super jittery and this wasn't even a 'live' game. It's not my internet connection since I have no issues watching 4k content from amazon or netflix.

Here is what I found from the NFL site:
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The bit rates are as follows:

Up to 1280x720px at 4.5Mbps or at 6Mbps only for Chromecast and AppleTV
Up to 1600x900px at 4.750Mbps or up to 1980x1080px at 6Mbps only for Chromecast and AppleTV


So at best, you'll get the equivalent to 720p at close to 60 fps on only the chromecast and apple TV it sounds like. You would almost want that to be the guaranteed minimum...any bitrate that slips below the max is going to look jittery.

Never had any FPS issues or anything like that watching it the old fashioned way on sunday ticket. I am hoping next year (2020) we get a couple 4k games, that would be a game changer (no pun intended).
RE: RE: Reddit, NFL Streams  
mrvax : 8/29/2019 1:22 am : link
In comment 14548266 section125 said:
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In comment 14548265 montanagiant said:


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You can thank me later



Never worked for me.


Hit or miss for me too. Never get it as well as a broadcast game. Constant freezes, sometimes make it unwatchable. It's not a speed issue b/c I have about 30Mbps almost always.
DirecTV Sunday Ticket is a must for me  
Rick in Dallas : 8/29/2019 6:40 am : link
Itís Dallas Cowboys 24/7 down here. What is the cost of a ticket to attend a Giants game?
For me the cost is ok as I get to see the Giants play every week either on national TV or the Sunday Ticket. No complaints here.
Go Giants!!!
I m grateful for the Sunday Ticket  
joeinpa : 8/29/2019 6:49 am : link
Willing to pay the price.
Maybe platform has something to do with it?  
Dennis From Madison : 8/29/2019 7:53 am : link
I use it from a Mac from time to time, and can usually have some success. Never works right from phones for me.

As for Sunday Ticket - you can always buy a legal stream on eBay. There are people who sell the login to the streaming service trying to recoup some of their costs. Last year I bought for first time and it worked flawlessly. This year I got one for $30 - includes Redzone channel.
Got  
PaulN : 8/29/2019 11:11 am : link
A discount of 60 dollars a month.
I have no problem paying for the content I like to watch  
Jeever : 8/29/2019 12:29 pm : link
What I hate is having to paying for a bunch of content I don't care for just to get what little I do. The first service that let's me pay for what I want ala carte will have a friend for life.

I currently have AT&T NOW for $95/mo. I probably watch about 15 channels on a regular basis. But I have to pay for the rest of the crap that I don't want to get what I do want.
RE: RE: They are mean  
djstat : 8/29/2019 12:57 pm : link
In comment 14548099 Stan in LA said:
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In comment 14548087 djstat said:


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Because people do not want to pay for their product and they realize people are getting the product for free way to much. SO if you want the product pay for it. Otherwise go watch at a bar.


Excuse me? People pay for their overpriced 'product' every month. Giving a discount for their overpriced Sunday Ticket is the least they can do for long time loyal customers. Or are you one of those guys who pays sticker price when you buy a car?
Clearly you find value in it or you would not want it. It costs $300 for the season, which is $18.75 for 16 games of your favorite team. Direct TV pays $1.5 Billion for the rights. Without the NFL deal, Direct TV as it is will probably go under costing thousands of people jobs. How is Sunday Ticket over priced? Cheaper then a season ticket which only get s you 8 home games.

it's only overpriced  
pjcas18 : 8/29/2019 1:04 pm : link
if you compare it to the NHL Center Ice package or MLB Extra Innings.

For NHL Center Ice, I get all 82 NHL games for all 31 NHL teams (other than local games) for $165 - MLB package is similar for all 162 games for all 30 teams.

I've never even thought about calling and begging for a discount for NHL Center Ice because it's just so affordable.

Yet, when I was a DTV subscriber I begged for a discount every year (and usually got one). Now my Sundays are usually filled with hockey games since I coach my youngest's team so it's not worth it to me - I don't even have DTV anymore.
The NFL  
crick n NC : 8/29/2019 1:08 pm : link
Is the source of the overpriced products

DooDoo slides downhill
i called  
Banks : 8/29/2019 1:30 pm : link
and the rep seemed to have no idea what they were doing. Offered me $5 off the sports package. I asked what is included with that. She said "yes". It was a very trying conversation
called again  
Banks : 8/29/2019 1:48 pm : link
and got $16.50/mo for 6 months. You all must use the jedi mind trick to get so much off
RE: I'm not sure  
Knineteen : 8/29/2019 2:47 pm : link
In comment 14548533 MookGiants said:
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how anyone can say Sunday Ticket is a "complete ripoff"

Not worth it in your opinion? Fine.

Complete ripoff? Yeah, no. If you have the time to watch more than 1 game a week, it's a tremendous value. 17 dollars or so a week (if you pay full price which I haven't in years) is a good deal. If you go to a bar to watch all of the games your bar tab is likely to be double or triple that alone each week.

It's easy to call it a "complete ripoff" when you compare it to other TV content and their respective prices. I can't think of any other service which such a massive price tag and such a short period of actual content.

Unless you can DVR the games, it is virtually impossible for someone to watch 6 simultaneous games on any given Sunday.

I DO understand the nature of the beast here and anything is "worth to money" to the one spending the money. But an apples-to-apples financial comparison? NFL Sunday ticket is a financial rip-off.
Plan on working it  
Jimmy Googs : 8/29/2019 3:09 pm : link
early next week. Itís a bit of a painful process but somewhat satisfying when you negotiate a good deal...
RE: Plan on working it  
halfback20 : 8/29/2019 4:22 pm : link
In comment 14549197 Jimmy Googs said:
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early next week. Itís a bit of a painful process but somewhat satisfying when you negotiate a good deal...


Same here. I tried yesterday and got nothing. I'll try again early next week. I legitimately may cancel my DirecTV services if they dont hook me up with a good deal.
Over the years, I have scheduled disconnects a couple of times  
Jimmy Googs : 8/29/2019 4:31 pm : link
only to have them call me or email me prior to that date with the ultimate deal that works.

Play it cool...
Called yesterday  
gmangill : 8/30/2019 6:49 am : link
26 year customer... I'm still under contract.

Told them I am getting a much lower offer from Xfinity and would rather stay with DTV but am willing to pay the fee and disconnect if they cant make me a reasonable offer. I was very polite.

within 5 min was offered free Sunday Ticket. I accepted immediately... I def could have got more but I was happy with the free ticket.

have been doing this every year for the my entire contract. Some years are harder than others but I always get something... Sometimes you just need to schedule a disconnect and call back another day.

Last resort (I had to use last year)... they are petrified of folks "cutting the cord"... Just request a disconnect a month out and when they ask why tell them you are cutting the cord...

good luck!
Called Loyalty Dept this afternoon  
Jimmy Googs : 9/1/2019 4:49 pm : link
more hassle free than last year. Got $70/mth in credits which rolls over what I had previously for next 12 mos plus NFL Ticket Max free for 2019 season.

Good luck...
RE: RE: I'm not sure  
speedywheels : 9/5/2019 2:10 pm : link
In comment 14549170 Knineteen said:
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In comment 14548533 MookGiants said:


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how anyone can say Sunday Ticket is a "complete ripoff"

Not worth it in your opinion? Fine.

Complete ripoff? Yeah, no. If you have the time to watch more than 1 game a week, it's a tremendous value. 17 dollars or so a week (if you pay full price which I haven't in years) is a good deal. If you go to a bar to watch all of the games your bar tab is likely to be double or triple that alone each week.


It's easy to call it a "complete ripoff" when you compare it to other TV content and their respective prices. I can't think of any other service which such a massive price tag and such a short period of actual content.

Unless you can DVR the games, it is virtually impossible for someone to watch 6 simultaneous games on any given Sunday.

I DO understand the nature of the beast here and anything is "worth to money" to the one spending the money. But an apples-to-apples financial comparison? NFL Sunday ticket is a financial rip-off.


It's not a rip off for people who live out of area - I would probably spend twice as much in a bar to watch Giants games than I would paying for NFLST and watch at home
Just got best offer i think im going to get  
halfback20 : 9/11/2019 5:06 pm : link
$60 off my bill and free sunday ticket.

Ive called several times and im out of contract as of a week ago. This year was harder to get discounts but finally got the right person on the phone.
Just called  
Stan in LA : 9/13/2019 4:17 pm : link
And they gave it to me for free. I simple asked what they could do for me being a long time customer. No threats to cancel.
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