Originally Posted by eltigero12
Long time Pats fan that just moved to the wilds of NJ. Due to trees in my neighborhood, I can't get DirecTV.
Does anyone have a good method of watching live Pats games without the Sunday Ticket? I'm pumped for the 2012 season and don't want to be stuck listeneing on the radio.
Thanks a lot, guys. GO PATS!!!
I'm assuming you have friends or relatives that are Pats fans living in New England (i.e., where Pats games are broadcast each week)? If so, then a Slingbox
is probably your best option.
Basically it works like this: at your friend's home the main unit of the slingbox will be attached between their cable box and television; where you are you can now watch what is being broadcast there (i.e., the Pats game) on your laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc. Depending on what you have for a television you can probably watch the game on your own tv as well.
Prices start at $180 ($90 for a refurb). One great benefit of the product is that you only pay once: no recurring monthly fees.
A second option would be to go with the NFL Game Rewind
, either alone or in addition to the Slingbox. With this you do not get to see games live, but you do get to watch them on demand later on at your convience. There are three options: for $35 you can watch one team (the Pats); for $40 you can watch all 32 teams as well as classic Super Bowl games; and for $70 you get all that plus the coaches film (the overhead 'all-22' angle), the playoffs, and the subscription runs through July rather than ending in January.