DishNetwork and NBCSportsCalifornia

GWD

Prospect
#2
Yes, but DirectTV has all of the sports one can digest. Not better than Dish but supports the sports fan (for now).

Too bad DirectTV'a DVR sucks. Dish is way ahead on that front.
 

kingsboi

Hall of Famer
#3
so how are fans that still have Dish watching the Kings games? I don't know if I should invest in League Pass for next season or not if they are going to black out Kings games out of market.
 
#6
Yes, but DirectTV has all of the sports one can digest. Not better than Dish but supports the sports fan (for now).

Too bad DirectTV'a DVR sucks. Dish is way ahead on that front.
I‘ve always had DTV because they had always been better than Dish.

Outside of the PAC12 network, there’s nothing I can complain about them not having.

Also, not sure which equipment you’ve used, but I don’t see Dish having better DVR either.

However, now that AT&T took over DTV they’ve been downright awful. Especially the CS support.
 

VF21

#KingsFansForever
Staff member
#7
I‘ve always had DTV because they had always been better than Dish.

Outside of the PAC12 network, there’s nothing I can complain about them not having.

Also, not sure which equipment you’ve used, but I don’t see Dish having better DVR either.

However, now that AT&T took over DTV they’ve been downright awful. Especially the CS support.
That's why i refuse to switch.
 
#8
I switched to YouTube TV a couple years ago, but I wish I could get rid of that and just subscribe directly to NBCsportsBayArea for kings games.
 
#9
I switched to YouTube TV a couple years ago, but I wish I could get rid of that and just subscribe directly to NBCsportsBayArea for kings games.
They are talking about the possibility of being able to subscribe directly to regional sports networks in the future. Sort of like I do with League Pass and only subscribe for the Kings games. I am not local anymore. It is pretty fluid and lots of uncertainty of what and whom will rise to the top.
 

GWD

Prospect
#10
I‘ve always had DTV because they had always been better than Dish.

Outside of the PAC12 network, there’s nothing I can complain about them not having.

Also, not sure which equipment you’ve used, but I don’t see Dish having better DVR either.

However, now that AT&T took over DTV they’ve been downright awful. Especially the CS support.
My DirectTV has the "latest and greatest" DVR just installed last month - Genie HD DVR. Compared to Dish it is slooooooow. The fast forward takes forever and is unreliable as to where it stops. I've had to go backwards from the middle of the third quarter almost every game. And yes, I look at the counter. The 30 second skip doesn't skip. Rather in scrolls through the 30 seconds.

DirectTV doesn't have nearly as many receivers as Dish. Several times with DirectTV, I've had to cancel something to watch something else because all of their receivers are in use - usually recording a sports event.

There is not nearly the storage as Dish has. The first week with DirectTV my storage was 61% full. At least I can plug in a 4TB remote drive (but then I'd lose all the current recordings).

Also, I miss CallerID on the TV screen. Dish had it, DirectTV doesn't.

This is after 21 years of Dish and one month of DirectTV. There may be things I've missed.
 
#11
They are talking about the possibility of being able to subscribe directly to regional sports networks in the future. Sort of like I do with League Pass and only subscribe for the Kings games. I am not local anymore. It is pretty fluid and lots of uncertainty of what and whom will rise to the top.
that would be great, because I really don’t watch any regular TV anymore. So I spend $780/yr to watch Kings games, ESPN, NBA TV, MLB network and Top Chef. More or less.
 

Warhawk

The cake is a lie.
Staff member
#12
I've had Dish forever and overall am happy with it. But this blows. And I live in the country so my only options are DTV or Dish. I already pay a small fortune for my wireless broadband internet access (for a whopping 8 MB down and 2 MB up, woohoo!), so I sure am not going to start streaming all my TV too.

I guess if Dish is going to stop carrying games they did it at the right time, judging by our play since that happened. :oops: