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  1. patsfan55

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    This is not good
    this is not good at all
    I knew they were battling, but what happened?!?
     
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    One word - DirecTV. Best money you can spend if you're a football fan.
     
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    If you live in a large apartment building you don't have much choice. Comcast is a frikkin monopoly it's sickening.
     
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    I posted in another thread on this: I spoke with a Comcast customer service agent today who told me there is no specific plan to drop NFLN. She said the company is in negotiations with the NFL and that the May 1 reference is just "hearsay."

    I'm with you, though. NFLN is the channel I watch more than any other, and I'm paying Comcast a premium for it.
     
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    This must be several years old. They moved NFL Network from the basic plan and charged an extra $5 several years ago. I believe there has been ongoing litigation about it. I don't believe this is anything new and if you have NFL Network on Comcast now, you're already paying the extra $5.

    J D Sal
     
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    Too true cable sucks. I have the HdDVR and get the Sunday ticket.
     
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    It had a floating banner across the screen tonight.
    I know all about the extra package.
     
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    Nope.I received an email from NFL.com saying that NFLN wouldn't be on Comcast as of tomorrow. Doesn't affect me as I have DirecTV.
     
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    Please let this be an April fool's joke
     
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    I got Verizon Fios being installed in my town right now and should have that within a couple months. There the NFL network is free.
     
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    On comcast cable message box
    it said it won`t carry nfl as of May 1.
    I just ordered Direct today . I will save over $45.00 a month than 1m paying now. At
    least for a year .
     
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    The problem with DirecTV is the cost of the Sunday Ticket has spiraled out of control. If you want to get all the games in HD, you gotta take out a second mortgage on your house. I would have DirecTV just for football otherwise.
     
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    I pay comcast $180 a month and now I can't even get NFL Network?!?
    that's obsurd
     
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    I love my Direct TV as well. Worth every penny with the NFL Network and regional sports channels. The Sunday Ticket IS expensive, but at least they let you pay it out in installments during the season.
     
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    Directv is fantastic. My parents have Comcast and they are always talking about channels being taken off their package so they will be forced to upgrade to a different package. I've had Directv for years without any complaints, ya the NFL ticket is high...but at least I can get the pats games. I can't remember once Directv ripping channels to force me to up my package, and I have the bottom package I believe.

    It sucks for people in apartment buildings that dont' allow it. (although I know guys that rig it to their patio anyway) However if you have a house I highly recommend it!
     
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    I was on their site, and it doesnt list a price. How much is sunday ticket?
     
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    I've worked for Comcast for a few years now and trust me when I say that these things usually get worked out at the very last minute. Last year, we were told that we wouldn't be carrying MLB Extra Innings - and then a week into the season, we were told that we had reacquired the rights.

    Let's face it - it's not in Comcast's interest to p*ss off football fans, and it's not in the NFL's interest to lose subscriber revenue from the nation's largest cable company.

    I could be wrong, but I still think something will get worked out.
     
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    I paid 250.00 for it last year. If you wait to get DirecTV until just before the season, they always run a special that gives you their premium package for free for 3 months if you also buy Sunday ticket.

    EDIT: If you buy the package that gets you all games in HD instead of just a couple a week, it's an extra 100.00.

    Given the new contract extension that supposedly just happened, Sunday ticket will probably go up again this year.
     
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    It about $$'s and fighting over who get's more.

    I'm sick of it - I'm going to Direct TV. This was the final straw for me.
     
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