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DIRECTV streaming 2018
« on: June 30, 2018, 12:26:15 pm »
I've been vacationing with my family in Florida the last week and I have attempted to stream the Astros games from ATT Sports Net SW.  I currently have DIRECTV.  I had Uverse last summer and had no problems streaming when I was traveling in New York and Connecticut.  Now I keep getting an error that I'm not in a region where I can stream from.  I've attempted to trick the streaming service by 1) using my company's VPN to appear like my IP is in Austin and 2) overriding the Geo location in Chrome to make it appear like my laptop is back in Round Rock.  Neither has made a difference.  I then started looking at the network responses in Chrome's devtools console and I see a response indicating my zip code in Round Rock is not allowed to stream.  WTF?  I wish I had never switched from Uverse.  Fucking ATT pushed and pushed for me to change and finally got me when I went to upgrade a phone and they gave me a $350 credit if I switched to DIRECTV.  And then they promptly charged me $200 for installation of the wireless genie 2 system.  Fuckers.
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 01:24:56 pm »
I have no problems streaming DirecTV from anywhere. Not sure what’s going on with you.

ETA;  of course, if you’re in the Rays’ broadcast territory, you might not be able to stream their games there with an Astros’ broadcast location.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 01:52:29 pm »
I think Hudson is on to something with the territorial restrictions. Have you tried to download the Fox Sun Sports app and downstream form it?
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 01:56:27 pm »
thankfully I live where I can get att cable and pretty much have not missed a game sense
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 02:28:51 pm »
Hmm, I didn’t consider trying the Rays streaming. I’m in the Florida panhandle but that is probably still in the Rays territory. I guess what is confusing me is the error I’m seeing about my billing zip code not being authorised. I did try again and was able to watch softball that was streaming on ATT sports. so maybe I’m only being restricted during the game broadcast.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 02:46:58 pm »
Hmm, I didn’t consider trying the Rays streaming. I’m in the Florida panhandle but that is probably still in the Rays territory.

I live in eastern Iowa.  I am in the Twins, White Sox, Cubs, Reds, Royals, Tigers territory.    How the @*#* am I supposed to get to games all of which are a minimum of 4 hours by car?  MLB territory restrictions are incredibly bad.


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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 03:12:25 pm »
I live in eastern Iowa.  I am in the Twins, White Sox, Cubs, Reds, Royals, Tigers territory.    How the @*#* am I supposed to get to games all of which are a minimum of 4 hours by car?  MLB territory restrictions are incredibly bad.
Seems like the Brewers and Cardinals are being left out.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2018, 05:51:44 pm »
Seems like the Brewers and Cardinals are being left out.

You are correct.. thought I was leaving some teams out but posted too quickly.

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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2018, 06:11:13 pm »
I live in eastern Iowa.  I am in the Twins, White Sox, Cubs, Reds, Royals, Tigers territory.    How the @*#* am I supposed to get to games all of which are a minimum of 4 hours by car?  MLB territory restrictions are incredibly bad.

MLB broadcast restrictions aren’t to protect the gate, they’re to give exclusivity to regional sports networks.
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 05:32:38 pm »
Along these lines, I recently tried the Playstation Vue service, using my Apple TV as the conduit for the big TV.  The interface on the Apple TV is a little clunky but functional.  As it's a skinny TV service, that doesn't matter so much as you can elect favorite channels that are listed up front and there's only about 50 channels overall.  You can also set up profiles, so my favorites don't have to overlap with Mrs Limey's.  The picture quality is very good, although live sports gets a little YouTubey, if that makes sense.  The quality of picture / service on a phone/tablet or browser is excellent.

The monthly cost for the package that gets Mrs Limey's Hallmark channels is $55/month (if not for one of the Hallmark channels, we could get everything else we need for $45/month) which includes HD and limitless DVR - and this combines quite nicely with AT&T's internet-only service that's $50/month with contract.  Compare that to Xfinity, which charges $120/month for TV and internet (no more channels that we watch than the PSV lineup), plus $10/month each for two set-top boxes, plus $10/month for DVR, plus $10/month for HD ($160/month if you're keeping score at home).  It would be more if I hadn't invested in my own modem (another $10/month).

Unless XFinity will drop their price, then the switch is coming and the cable is getting cut.  I do need an additional Apple TV for the other TV, but that pays for itself in 2 months at these rates and the old v2 Apple TV in the bedroom is due an upgrade anyway and I can add service to other room simply by adding more Apple TVs.
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 05:55:29 pm »
We had Playstaion Vue and switched it out for youtube TV.   Same basic premise.   Apparently I can get at least 3 of the regional sports nets through YouTubeTV  so tied with MLB.TV and the fact that the Astros now play in the AL West and don't frequent the Midwest much anymore, I can work my around the blackouts to my satisfaction.   

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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 07:17:23 pm »
We had Playstaion Vue and switched it out for youtube TV.   Same basic premise.   Apparently I can get at least 3 of the regional sports nets through YouTubeTV  so tied with MLB.TV and the fact that the Astros now play in the AL West and don't frequent the Midwest much anymore, I can work my around the blackouts to my satisfaction.

No Hallmark channel on YT, so no go for us. 
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 07:30:00 pm »
What the hell do you get on the Hallmark channel, Murder, She Wrote?
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2018, 07:35:42 pm »
What the hell do you get on the Hallmark channel, Murder, She Wrote?

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 07:36:58 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2018, 07:53:25 pm »
What the hell do you get on the Hallmark channel, Murder, She Wrote?

Ronda watches the movies.  It’s July, so that means the DVR is filling up with Christmas movies. 
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2018, 08:16:33 pm »
Ronda watches the movies.  It’s July, so that means the DVR is filling up with Christmas movies.

God, my wife watches them constantly.  Especially the Christmas movies.  And it's always the same fucking story:  Some chick named "Holly", high power executive, visits her parents in her old hometown, leaving her fiancé to tend to things in the big city.  She hooks up with her old flame, "Nick", who never left town and is kind to small children and animals.  Son of a bitch...wouldn't you know it, Holly discovers what an asshole her fiancé is and that she's really in love with Nick. They kiss under the mistletoe and live happily ever after.  Every.  Fucking.  Movie. 
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2018, 08:51:43 pm »
God, my wife watches them constantly.  Especially the Christmas movies.  And it's always the same fucking story:  Some chick named "Holly", high power executive, visits her parents in her old hometown, leaving her fiancé to tend to things in the big city.  She hooks up with her old flame, "Nick", who never left town and is kind to small children and animals.  Son of a bitch...wouldn't you know it, Holly discovers what an asshole her fiancé is and that she's really in love with Nick. They kiss under the mistletoe and live happily ever after.  Every.  Fucking.  Movie.
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2018, 09:43:39 pm »
God, my wife watches them constantly.  Especially the Christmas movies.  And it's always the same fucking story:  Some chick named "Holly", high power executive, visits her parents in her old hometown, leaving her fiancé to tend to things in the big city.  She hooks up with her old flame, "Nick", who never left town and is kind to small children and animals.  Son of a bitch...wouldn't you know it, Holly discovers what an asshole her fiancé is and that she's really in love with Nick. They kiss under the mistletoe and live happily ever after.  Every.  Fucking.  Movie.

You forgot that Nick’s wife died a few years ago...at Christmas.  So he is conflicted creating complications in the burgeoning relationship.  Trust me, I have pointed this out.  I have also been told to “shut the fuck up”.  It’s serious business. 
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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2018, 02:08:07 am »
So in your wives' imaginations, do you guys reckon that you play the role of Nick?

My wife watches those two fruitcake design twins on Netflix all the time. I'm pretty sure that whatever she may or may not imagine of me does not play into it, but I guess you never really know.
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