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    Directv info/Advice

    I've had Directv for the last 10-12 years mainly for the Sunday Ticket. Never had any major complaints. Service, when needed, was never a problem. Last December right before Christmas, my Directv went out. Called for service and made an appointment. Long story short, 4 missed service calls later (which required me to miss work 4 times), I cancelled. I've read that after AT&T took over, their customer service went to hell.

    Now I'm faced with the quickly approaching NFL season and I'm not sure what to do. I was hoping I could get Directv as strictly a streaming service for Sunday Ticket, but I'm pretty sure that's not an option. I'm not opposed to signing back up, again strictly for Sunday ticket. I would imagine they would treat a "new" customer better than an existing one.

    Trying to figure out if its worth the cost though. We have 5 national games and I'll get the Jets game locally. That's 6. Going to at least 2 games - at least one is not national - so that's 7. And let's assume one of the 4:25 games goes national, so that's 8. So I'd be paying for Directv for approximately 8 games as opposed to hitting a sports bar, Buffalo Wild Wings, etc. Also have to consider the issue with CBS & Directv and if that will be resolved. Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.

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    My sister just cancelled because AT&T is butt juice.

    So now I’m negotiating with my brother to see if we can split the cost but since he is a Dallas fan it also depends on the number of prime time games. He may not get it this year.

    I would get it myself but we have too many trees to get a good signal based on the angle of the dish.

    Not sure what to do besides going back to janky websites. Reddit has been pretty good at finding the games tho.

    Hopefully once their co tract runs out with the NFL we can stream directly without having to sign up to one provider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh wow View Post
    My sister just cancelled because AT&T is butt juice.

    So now I’m negotiating with my brother to see if we can split the cost but since he is a Dallas fan it also depends on the number of prime time games. He may not get it this year.

    I would get it myself but we have too many trees to get a good signal based on the angle of the dish.

    Not sure what to do besides going back to janky websites. Reddit has been pretty good at finding the games tho.

    Hopefully once their co tract runs out with the NFL we can stream directly without having to sign up to one provider.

    Yeah my dish had to be mounted on a pole in my front yard because of trees. The CBS thing is what is keeping me from pulling the trigger and just signing up again. Even with Sunday Ticket, any games on CBS will be blacked out on Directv.

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    I had issues last year. I used to be able to use my phone and plug it into an HDMI to view on the TV. It stopped working last year. I could only watch on my phone.

    I have Verizon so I also get to watch more games on my phone using the NFL app but it won’t let me watch on the TV.

    My computer screen is 27” so I get a decent screen when I have to use a computer.

    Still cheaper than a sports bar.

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    When it went out last December I was able to stream onto my laptop and then plug into my TV. Not terrible. And I was hoping to do the same this year if they would sell me just the streaming service. Was also nice to be able to watch on our phones if we couldn't be home at game time.

    Back to your other comment - YES, it would be nice to be able to stream the games regardless of provider. I also would like to see them offer single games on demand. Like I mentioned earlier, we get a lot of national games. It would be great to be able to purchase the remaining games individually without signing up for the whole season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpmpit View Post
    When it went out last December I was able to stream onto my laptop and then plug into my TV. Not terrible. And I was hoping to do the same this year if they would sell me just the streaming service. Was also nice to be able to watch on our phones if we couldn't be home at game time.

    Back to your other comment - YES, it would be nice to be able to stream the games regardless of provider. I also would like to see them offer single games on demand. Like I mentioned earlier, we get a lot of national games. It would be great to be able to purchase the remaining games individually without signing up for the whole season.
    Why can’t we subscribe to just Steeler games? That seems the most logical but of course they make us buy all the games.

    The money could still be split up evenly by the NFL.

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    Dudes.... quit paying for their bull ****. Get yourself a laptop with an HDMI port and just connect it to your tv. Then go to https://www.reddit.com/r/nflstreams/ and find yourself a stream. 720p and Bilasports are the two feeds I always use and have had great success for years. Quality streams for free. The delay is maybe 1 minute from live. Been watching all my Pittsburgh sports this way for years.

    Here are the subreddits for NHL and MLB too

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NHLStreams/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MLBStreams/

    also, this site will show the tv coverage map for each game so you can see if it will be local to you or not. The map comes out on Wednesday’s for that weeks set of games for NFL.

    http://506sports.com/
    Last edited by AzStillers1989; 07-30-2019 at 11:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzStillers1989 View Post
    Dudes.... quit paying for their bull ****. Get yourself a laptop with an HDMI port and just connect it to your tv. Then go to https://www.reddit.com/r/nflstreams/ and find yourself a stream. 720p and Bilasports are the two feeds I always use and have had great success for years. Quality streams for free. The delay is maybe 1 minute from live. Been watching all my Pittsburgh sports this way for years.

    Here are the subreddits for NHL and MLB too

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NHLStreams/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MLBStreams/

    also, this site will show the tv coverage map for each game so you can see if it will be local to you or not. The map comes out on Wednesday’s for that weeks set of games for NFL.

    http://506sports.com/
    Thanks! Last time I tried streaming a game was a few years ago. It was a preseason game and the quality was crap. Plus I was worried about viruses and the legality of what I was doing. But if you've had success with reddit, I'll take your word for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzStillers1989 View Post
    Dudes.... quit paying for their bull ****. Get yourself a laptop with an HDMI port and just connect it to your tv. Then go to https://www.reddit.com/r/nflstreams/ and find yourself a stream. 720p and Bilasports are the two feeds I always use and have had great success for years. Quality streams for free. The delay is maybe 1 minute from live. Been watching all my Pittsburgh sports this way for years.

    Here are the subreddits for NHL and MLB too

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NHLStreams/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MLBStreams/

    also, this site will show the tv coverage map for each game so you can see if it will be local to you or not. The map comes out on Wednesday’s for that weeks set of games for NFL.

    http://506sports.com/
    I guess you missed where I said reddit is an option.

    My issue with streams like this is the lagging.

    They have improved from a few years but the Ticket was awesome when I had access to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh wow View Post
    I guess you missed where I said reddit is an option.

    My issue with streams like this is the lagging.

    They have improved from a few years but the Ticket was awesome when I had access to it.
    Didn't miss it. But you didn't provide the exact links like Az did. And I'm not as computer savy as most. No offense intended.

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