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  1. QuiGon

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    This seems to be a new thing (at least I haven't heard of it before now) and I gotta say it is wicked cool looking. I can't find any info to see if the Patriots have a similar offer, so I have to link to the dolphins webpage. But basically it's like having NFL Sunday Ticket in the palm of your hand.

    Anyone hear anything about this...? Pretty damn impressive, says I. I wonder if it will work out in the parking lot...

    http://www.miamidolphins.com/instadiumtv/
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    No wonder the Dolphins sell those. Who the hell would want to go to Dolphin Stadium and actually watch the game they bought tickets for? Sheesh, why not bring a $100 TV and watch some other game. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense...
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    I think that is great too. With all the dead time between quarters, injury time-outs, play under review, in line for the John or at the concessions there's plenty of opportunity to check on the scores of other games. On top of that there are plenty of games that are essentially "over" by the end of the 3rd quarter. Plus people playing fantasy or betting always want to know what's going on around the league.

    May not be for everyone but I don't think it deserves to be bashed.
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    Disable Jersey

    I don't blame Phins management. They can't sell out the stadium so they're desperate for revenue.
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    That is AWESOME!!!
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    And for a limited time, the first 5,000 customers also get unlimited free porno access with proof of age.

    GO FISH! :rolleyes:
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    Amen.... not that I gamble or anything like that... :D

    I think that thing is sweet... and while people have used this opportunity to bash Miami, which is perfectly fine by me, I do know that there are a few other teams doing the same thing. And I would totally love to be able to watch a game in the parking lot either before or after the Pats game...

    EDIT: A quick google check shows you can also do this in Washington, Seattle and Houston. So if the thing sells well there, I am sure it own't be long before we see it here.
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    apparently this was being tested out in san diego last year , that's the last time i'd heard about it
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    #95 Jersey

    I see a huge cash potential for this (for the nfl teams)...imagine setting up a parking lot outside the stadium, and allowing tailgating, etc, and renting those to ppl that don't have tickets......
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    #54 Jersey

    I went to a Formula 1 race last year and they had these for rent. They're great especially for events like F1 when you can't see the whole race track from any one vantage point.
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    It's an ADD world.
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    DirecTV now sells a "laptop" portable TV that connects through your Directv service and you can take anywhere. I thinks its about $1500
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    Something seems wrong about paying $30 dollars to watch TV at the game, after paying a ton for tickets, and $7 a beer.
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    Does "anywhere" include Asia? Because I'd buy one today!
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    DirectTV's footprint is in North America only.
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    That's what I thought. Damn, that really would have changed my life.
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    I love Sunday Ticket, but I don't think I'd want to fool around with that thing during the game. Just seems too cumbersome to me.

    Now say I was forced to go to, ummm, I don't know, say, a christening :)mad:) on the first Sunday of the season...then, yes, I would love to have one of those.
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    I wonder how they work. If there's a satellite card in each device and the satellite signal is just forwarded through terrestrial antennas, then it's nothing interesting. But if the signal is first decoded by a receiver on the ground and then re-transmitted to the device, that could open them up to people living near the stadium stealing the signal. Unless, of course, they also use robust encryption. Still though, hard to think their encryption would be as robust as DirectTV's, and even that's been broken many times over.
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    It would be good to see replays of the game your at, plus other games late in the year. The question is if you bust it how much does it cost to buy it, all it takes is one drunk. Also surprised the Krafts weren't out in front of this one. It looks like the Redskins, Texans, and Seahawks have it too:
    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPage.jsp?assetId=P4350018
    IT also says "tailgating in the parking lot...that would be interesting for those without TVs to hook up.
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    #54 Jersey

    Mine too! Unfortunately because of all the broadcasting rights that are being sold to regions of the World, it would take a huge amount of negotiations to ever have a direct tv service that has a global footprint.

    Still it leads me to think that if they can get mobile phone operators worldwide to agree on roaming charges, can this kind of set up be far behind?

    For both our sakes, I hope these guys can come up with some type of interconnection charge and allow us football fans (and fans of worldwide programming in general)the chance to take our TV's with us wherever we decide to go! Or conversely allow us to go to other parts of the world when we do decide to stay home.

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