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    ok, one more time, which dish provider offers the best zags coverage? just got a 55" samsung led and my cable op (time warner) sux.....advice pls

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    DirecTV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobZag View Post
    DirecTV.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    gracias, bobbito
    Seconded. You will not be disappointed in DirecTV. Just get the sports package (gives you all regional Fox/FSN networks, plus Comcast Sports Net, YES Network, etc.). Plus many games that are sometimes on obscure channels will show up on DirecTV's "alternate" channels.

    I have had DirecTV since 2003 and I think I have missed fewer than 5 Zags games in that entire time.

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    Will that work if you live outside the PAC Northwest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginia Zags Fan View Post
    Will that work if you live outside the PAC Northwest?
    Yes. Birddog (in Oklahoma) is the expert on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginia Zags Fan View Post
    Will that work if you live outside the PAC Northwest?
    Yes, I switched to DirecTV 3 years ago and it has never been better (especially with ESPNU HD). Also a big plus for the ESPN games that are stacked up together is the ability to watch the games online while the TV games go long. I have ATT for Internet now, and ESPN's online package works with ATT ISPs, but in the past they have not worked with Comcast. I'm not sure if that has changed now.

    Just make sure you buy the maintenance on your Dish for the winter months, just like in the commericals..Mayhem can strike and it sucks waiting on the the signal to come back.

    Oh, and I'm the Bay Area, CA...so it definitely works for out of towners. I think we only missed a few games a year that KHQ broadcast but not FSN.
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    It will be 14 years for me with DirecTV in Dec. I rarely miss a Zag game and that was when they simply were not broadcast on Sat. That hasn't happened in a couple of years BTW. Even when there is a conflict and the Zag games are delayed, it is usually available live on an alternate channel on the Fox system. There is always somebody on the board that gives the heads up as to which channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    ok, one more time, which dish provider offers the best zags coverage? just got a 55" samsung led and my cable op (time warner) sux.....advice pls
    About time! lol..now can I come see some games? We could do a "home and home" We only do SONY's at Abe's house.

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    Why is Directtv better than Dish? I have Dish and only pay $5 extra a month for the sports package and I haven't missed a Zags game in years. Jazz, I think I have the same tv as you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDABE80 View Post
    About time! lol..now can I come see some games? We could do a "home and home" We only do SONY's at Abe's house.


    dock-my gate is open anytime..yes i was a sony-ophile all my life....trinitrons all
    over, even when i had no $$$...but i am persuaded samsung is the call now...led too....whatever....i will take you to jakes or poseidon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    Why is Directtv better than Dish? I have Dish and only pay $5 extra a month for the sports package and I haven't missed a Zags game in years. Jazz, I think I have the same tv as you.
    its samsung 55 led....best buy, 1900 smackers......got 4 year warranty as led is a new technology......first night it changed brightness w room light....confused us but its a built in econo-something (which i disabled pronto).....sports are perfect, some cable channels not so...lotta commercials are not hd...

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    Why is Directtv better than Dish? I have Dish and only pay $5 extra a month for the sports package and I haven't missed a Zags game in years.
    Since I've never sunscribed to Dish I can't say with certainty, but I've been led to believe that when you want to drop a service or pkg, they charge for it (severance charge). With DirecTV, the Sports Pkg is about $12 a month but you get more sports stuff. Additionally ,I only subscribe during BB season and there is no charge when I drop it. I think they also pro rate it if you drop in the middle of your billing cycle.
    Lastly, as a DirecTV subscriber, you'll be rubbing elbows with some of this board's more select characters. Any Shmo can be a Dish subscriber.
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    Lastly, as a DirecTV subscriber, you'll be rubbing elbows with some of this board's more select characters.

    Right on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    Since I've never sunscribed to Dish I can't say with certainty, but I've been led to believe that when you want to drop a service or pkg, they charge for it (severance charge). With DirecTV, the Sports Pkg is about $12 a month but you get more sports stuff. Additionally ,I only subscribe during BB season and there is no charge when I drop it. I think they also pro rate it if you drop in the middle of your billing cycle.
    Lastly, as a DirecTV subscriber, you'll be rubbing elbows with some of this board's more select characters. Any Shmo can be a Dish subscriber.
    Dish is similar. I have been quite pleased with Dish until recently when the started their tiff with Fox. Several regional sports channels were taken off the air, but not the ones that I watch such as FSNW. However, I just noticed this weekend that when I went to watch the Huskies/ASU game this weekend it was blacked out. Several other football games on regional channels were also blacked out and I could only get Big 10 network games. If this is not fixed very soon, I will be looking for a new provider.

    Kinda sucks because it looks like Fox is trying to force Dish out which ultimately reduced competition and increases my price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzbuel View Post
    Dish is similar. I have been quite pleased with Dish until recently when the started their tiff with Fox. Several regional sports channels were taken off the air, but not the ones that I watch such as FSNW. However, I just noticed this weekend that when I went to watch the Huskies/ASU game this weekend it was blacked out. Several other football games on regional channels were also blacked out and I could only get Big 10 network games. If this is not fixed very soon, I will be looking for a new provider.

    Kinda sucks because it looks like Fox is trying to force Dish out which ultimately reduced competition and increases my price.
    im a little pissed at this as well. while it will not affect my gonzaga viewing at all, i am going to miss the f/x channel. Its always sunny in philadelphia and the league are 2 funny ass shows.

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    Direct TV middle AZ. and I get them all and can,t wait
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    directv, every game... always. cant wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pargo the Destroyer View Post
    im a little pissed at this as well. while it will not affect my gonzaga viewing at all, i am going to miss the f/x channel. Its always sunny in philadelphia and the league are 2 funny ass shows.
    PtD, you are good now as are other Dish Network customers. Just got this from Dish:

    DISH Network is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with FOX and that your FX channel has been restored. You may have also had a FOX Regional Sports Network channel removed and this programming has been restored as well. The new agreement also ensures the continued carriage of all your FOX local channels.
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    i have a directv question.... now that i am in SAlt Lake my rental has Directv, and I believe the package is choice. My landlord is ok with me adding a sports package and just paying the difference. what do i say i want to add? all i see on the directv site is ESPN FULL COURT, which is $104.00. As far as Fox channels, I only see FSN Rocky Mtn...help! TIA!
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    Lynette, there ought to be a way of adding the sports tier without paying for the Full Court deal; suggest you call DIRECTV customer service to see what the options are.

    I have Choice Extra + HBO + the Sports Tier + HD Access for $100.00 / Mo.


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    The DirecTV "Sports Pkg" is $12.99 a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    The DirecTV "Sports Pkg" is $12.99 a month.
    FWIW, the regional sports package on Dish is $7.00 a month. Now that the Fox/Dish tiff is over, I can also get West Coast college football games as well as the Zags on FSNW.
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    thanks Reno and Birddog. just double checking but that sports package includes FSNW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynetteG View Post
    thanks Reno and Birddog. just double checking but that sports package includes FSNW?
    Pretty sure, yes. I get it every year starting in Nov (and then cancel it in March); I love getting all the FSN channels, but FSN NW is my local FSN so I'm not 100% sure it's in the package. One other perk - with all those FSN stations, you can watch just about any WCC game (at least that's been the case the last 2 years). Some of the WCC squads also have some non-conference games on those channels IIRC. I like to keep up with the rest of the league, so it's great IMO.

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