Direct TV vs. streaming

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    Direct TV vs. streaming

    For those who are undecided regarding viewing-options of the games.

    For many years as a subscriber to Direct TV, I would sign up annually for the NFL package.  But as the cost of the package increased, and with the PATS playing more and more Monday-night-football, Thursday night games, and nationally televised games on Sunday in my locale, I found that I was paying in the neighborhood of $300 for on average 8 games per season.  It was bad enough having all the reprobates in the neighborhood coming over on Sundays and drinking my beer, but it was also costing me $37.50 per game for the Direct TV broadcasted games. 

    So I began looking for options.  Miller Ale House was one option, with their $6 pitchers of Miller light.  And the food selection is extensive and quite good.  But after a while I found it too distracting with so many games on at one time and the numbers of fans from an assortment of teams cheering whenever their team had a good play.

    Then, I resorted to streaming via my laptop and with the use of a Netgear Push2TV device, I was able to transfer the image to the 50" Magnavox in my outdoor 'man cave'.  Of course the neighborhood friends still obliged themselves of my beer.  But streaming does have its limitations as those who use it will I'm sure testify to.

    So this morning I talked to a very sweet gal at Direct TV who hooked me up with a Special that now is being offered.  Direct TV has a football package that costs $37.49 per month for 6 months which totals $224.94.  But by signing up now, a $20.00 per month discount will be applied to my bill for 6 months thus bringing the cost down to $17.49 per month for 6 months or a total of $104.94.  If I divide that by 8, which is on average the number of PATS games not televised in my area, the cost for those games is $13.12 per game.  This I can certainly live with.

    Now if I could only figure out a way to cut down on the cost of beer each weekend without offending my freeloading pals, I'd have it made. 

    Maybe our gallant leader could fix it for all us seniors, who don't qualify for a free cell phone, to get a certain allocation of suds each weekend during football season.

    *=)) rolling on the floor

     

     

     
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    Run for office!  If you promise government beer you'll get my vote.

     
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    Well done dustcover.  You will be happy you got it.  Did you get the Sunday max with redzone and mobile device viewing?

     

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    Well done dustcover.  You will be happy you got it.  Did you get the Sunday max with redzone and mobile device viewing?




    Nah, I just got what I guess is the basic.  I can watch all the PATS games which is about all I care about.  Although on occasion while watching the PATS, I'll record to disc one of the other games from my bedroom TV, usually at the request of a fan of another team, excluding of course, Steeler, Jets, and Raven fans. *=)) rolling on the floor

     
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    By the way, if anyone on the forum (please no trolls) is in the Pensacola area, do drop me a line at rarob@yahoo.com and I'll let you know what's on tap for the game and directions as to how to find the house.  PATS fans are always welcomed.

     
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    Personally I'll keep my dish network and the trees and stream illegally when I can't get it on TV. A decent alternative is to pay the $25 to stream the radio broadcast.


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    By the way, if anyone on the forum (please no trolls) is in the Pensacola area, do drop me a line at rarob@yahoo.com and I'll let you know what's on tap for the game and directions as to how to find the house.  PATS fans are always welcomed.




    Thanks for your hospitality! Good to read something from a generous and humorous spirit on this site. I would take you up on it if I was closer. (Live in NY, love it but hate the Jianets)

     
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    By the way, if anyone on the forum (please no trolls) is in the Pensacola area, do drop me a line at rarob@yahoo.com and I'll let you know what's on tap for the game and directions as to how to find the house.  PATS fans are always welcomed.




    Wow, that is cool! 

     
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    For those who are undecided regarding viewing-options of the games.

    For many years as a subscriber to Direct TV, I would sign up annually for the NFL package.  But as the cost of the package increased, and with the PATS playing more and more Monday-night-football, Thursday night games, and nationally televised games on Sunday in my locale, I found that I was paying in the neighborhood of $300 for on average 8 games per season.  It was bad enough having all the reprobates in the neighborhood coming over on Sundays and drinking my beer, but it was also costing me $37.50 per game for the Direct TV broadcasted games. 

    So I began looking for options.  Miller Ale House was one option, with their $6 pitchers of Miller light.  And the food selection is extensive and quite good.  But after a while I found it too distracting with so many games on at one time and the numbers of fans from an assortment of teams cheering whenever their team had a good play.

    Then, I resorted to streaming via my laptop and with the use of a Netgear Push2TV device, I was able to transfer the image to the 50" Magnavox in my outdoor 'man cave'.  Of course the neighborhood friends still obliged themselves of my beer.  But streaming does have its limitations as those who use it will I'm sure testify to.

    So this morning I talked to a very sweet gal at Direct TV who hooked me up with a Special that now is being offered.  Direct TV has a football package that costs $37.49 per month for 6 months which totals $224.94.  But by signing up now, a $20.00 per month discount will be applied to my bill for 6 months thus bringing the cost down to $17.49 per month for 6 months or a total of $104.94.  If I divide that by 8, which is on average the number of PATS games not televised in my area, the cost for those games is $13.12 per game.  This I can certainly live with.

    Now if I could only figure out a way to cut down on the cost of beer each weekend without offending my freeloading pals, I'd have it made. 

    Maybe our gallant leader could fix it for all us seniors, who don't qualify for a free cell phone, to get a certain allocation of suds each weekend during football season.

    *=)) rolling on the floor

     

     




    Ha ha - awesome!

     
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    Nice! I have a buddy very similar to your beer guzzling free loaders. I have yet to find a way to completely eliminate there habit of showing up sans suds. However...I do have a temporary measure that will space the visits out just enough to give you a break. Feed the beast! Get them so full of the free liquid gold you provide that they feel it for days after. I have a buddy who is notorious for showing up empty handed only to drink 10-12 of my beers. When I get tired of this I simply say to him...tonight we gotta get crazy! Make sure his hand is never empty. Make sure you buy some hard stuff and even a few fruity drinks to challenge him to pound a twisted tea in 10 seconds or less. Do this often. Then repeat. Meanwhile you take measured steps to ensure you don't overindulge so you can maintain the "chip Kelly" pressure on him. Oddly enough I had to do this to said friend last Saturday night.

    he had to sleep in his car( don't offer a bed/couch) it was in the 40's that night. he drank  like a rock star and ate nothing but the anchovies and spiced octopus I provided( true story) urinated in his pants( in his car!) and was an hour and half late to work.  

     

    My place won't look very appealing to him for at least a few weeks!:)

     
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    Nice! I have a buddy very similar to your beer guzzling free loaders. I have yet to find a way to completely eliminate there habit of showing up sans suds. However...I do have a temporary measure that will space the visits out just enough to give you a break. Feed the beast! Get them so full of the free liquid gold you provide that they feel it for days after. I have a buddy who is notorious for showing up empty handed only to drink 10-12 of my beers. When I get tired of this I simply say to him...tonight we gotta get crazy! Make sure his hand is never empty. Make sure you buy some hard stuff and even a few fruity drinks to challenge him to pound a twisted tea in 10 seconds or less. Do this often. Then repeat. Meanwhile you take measured steps to ensure you don't overindulge so you can maintain the "chip Kelly" pressure on him. Oddly enough I had to do this to said friend last Saturday night.

    he had to sleep in his car( don't offer a bed/couch) it was in the 40's that night. he drank  like a rock star and ate nothing but the anchovies and spiced octopus I provided( true story) urinated in his pants( in his car!) and was an hour and half late to work.  

     

    My place won't look very appealing to him for at least a few weeks!:)



    Unfortunately, I doubt your approach would work given the age-bracket of my gang.  But I had thought about mixing a little Viagra in with their Milk of Magnesia. *=)) rolling on the floor

     
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    Nice! I have a buddy very similar to your beer guzzling free loaders. I have yet to find a way to completely eliminate there habit of showing up sans suds. However...I do have a temporary measure that will space the visits out just enough to give you a break. Feed the beast! Get them so full of the free liquid gold you provide that they feel it for days after. I have a buddy who is notorious for showing up empty handed only to drink 10-12 of my beers. When I get tired of this I simply say to him...tonight we gotta get crazy! Make sure his hand is never empty. Make sure you buy some hard stuff and even a few fruity drinks to challenge him to pound a twisted tea in 10 seconds or less. Do this often. Then repeat. Meanwhile you take measured steps to ensure you don't overindulge so you can maintain the "chip Kelly" pressure on him. Oddly enough I had to do this to said friend last Saturday night.

    he had to sleep in his car( don't offer a bed/couch) it was in the 40's that night. he drank  like a rock star and ate nothing but the anchovies and spiced octopus I provided( true story) urinated in his pants( in his car!) and was an hour and half late to work.  

     

    My place won't look very appealing to him for at least a few weeks!:)

     



    Unfortunately, I doubt your approach would work given the age-bracket of my gang.  But I had thought about mixing a little Viagra in with their Milk of Magnesia. *=)) rolling on the floor

     

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    Hahaha! Love it!

     
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    lol .  you are not looking at the cost after 6 months

     
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    Due to my travels.... I would sure like to find a way to use streaming to watch the games when I cannot be at home.  I currently have Dish Net and watch the REDZONE stuff.. but once that contract is complete ( next sumer) a change will be made.

     

    Can anyone PM me with any info on how to find sites that might stream the games?

     
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    if you have direct tv you get to use it for an app on your phone.  So if you have wifi it works great. 

     
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    lol .  you are not looking at the cost after 6 months



    After 6 months, one need only call Direct TV and cancel the automatic renewal.  Shazam, problem solved.

     
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    Due to my travels.... I would sure like to find a way to use streaming to watch the games when I cannot be at home.  I currently have Dish Net and watch the REDZONE stuff.. but once that contract is complete ( next sumer) a change will be made.

     

    Can anyone PM me with any info on how to find sites that might stream the games?




    http://firstrowus1.eu/ is your best bet. 

    You might also want to try http://livetv.ru/en/allupcomingsports/27 or

    http://www.slipstreamtv.com/schedule2.html

    Good luck.

     
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    Can anyone PM me with any info on how to find sites that might stream the games?



    Check your messages

     
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    if you have direct tv you get to use it for an app on your phone.  So if you have wifi it works great. 

     



    I do have Direct Tv and also have Wi-Fi and a laptop, but I stubbornly refuse to get a cell phone.  So my daughter recently gave me a Samsung Galaxy tab3.  But I'll be d*mned if I can figure out how these androids work. 

     

    Just when I think I've mastered XP on my desktop, she gives me the laptop with Windows 7, and it took me close to 6 months to acclimate myself to its use.  It does have certain benefits however, once I became familiar with its nuances.  But this Tablet has truly got me buffaloed.  And this is from someone who graduated 2nd in his college class back in the 60's.  *~X( at wits' end

    I guess it just goes to show that Dylan was spot on when he penned the timeless lyrics to 'And The Times They Are A-Changin'. *=D> applause

     
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    In response to dustcover's comment:

    For those who are undecided regarding viewing-options of the games.

    For many years as a subscriber to Direct TV, I would sign up annually for the NFL package.  But as the cost of the package increased, and with the PATS playing more and more Monday-night-football, Thursday night games, and nationally televised games on Sunday in my locale, I found that I was paying in the neighborhood of $300 for on average 8 games per season.  It was bad enough having all the reprobates in the neighborhood coming over on Sundays and drinking my beer, but it was also costing me $37.50 per game for the Direct TV broadcasted games. 

    So I began looking for options.  Miller Ale House was one option, with their $6 pitchers of Miller light.  And the food selection is extensive and quite good.  But after a while I found it too distracting with so many games on at one time and the numbers of fans from an assortment of teams cheering whenever their team had a good play.

    Then, I resorted to streaming via my laptop and with the use of a Netgear Push2TV device, I was able to transfer the image to the 50" Magnavox in my outdoor 'man cave'.  Of course the neighborhood friends still obliged themselves of my beer.  But streaming does have its limitations as those who use it will I'm sure testify to.

    So this morning I talked to a very sweet gal at Direct TV who hooked me up with a Special that now is being offered.  Direct TV has a football package that costs $37.49 per month for 6 months which totals $224.94.  But by signing up now, a $20.00 per month discount will be applied to my bill for 6 months thus bringing the cost down to $17.49 per month for 6 months or a total of $104.94.  If I divide that by 8, which is on average the number of PATS games not televised in my area, the cost for those games is $13.12 per game.  This I can certainly live with.

    Now if I could only figure out a way to cut down on the cost of beer each weekend without offending my freeloading pals, I'd have it made. 

    Maybe our gallant leader could fix it for all us seniors, who don't qualify for a free cell phone, to get a certain allocation of suds each weekend during football season.

    *=)) rolling on the floor

     

     




    Seriously, a cover charge and/or contibution at the door would fix both the DirecTV and beer expense problems. Sounds like you need better friends....ones that dont' freeload every week

     
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