2012 TV Situation

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by Eastern Bear, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    I have DirecTV. I get Comcast in HD from DirecTV, but more often than not, the game was still broadcast in low-def. That could be a DirecTV thing, but I thought it was a Comcast thing. All of DK was in HD for me on DirecTV -- it is a beautiful thing.
     
  2. DCUSKINS

    DCUSKINS Member

    May 26, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    Oh you son of a bitch.....UGH. Can't get dish where I live.
     
  3. Eismahn

    Eismahn Member

    Sep 26, 2003
    Silver Spring,Maryla
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    Verizon Fios has it all nearly covered, IIRC. All of CSN, CSN+, NBCSports(old VS.), FSC and Galavision are offered in HD.
     
  4. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Where is Galavision HD on FiOS?
     
  5. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    From The Bog:

    Finally.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  6. stangspritzring

    stangspritzring Member+

    Apr 3, 2006
    NorMD
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    The Roku offers an MLS channel, which I assume is the Matchday Live feed. I'll be able to report on the quality as soon as I get to watch a game on it. :)
     
  7. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Great news for me. Thanks!
     
  8. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    goff has a bit of stuff on his latest blog post

     
  9. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    I have FIOS in Howard County and I do not get Galavision in HD, nor do I get the Direct Kick package in HD (they do have one channel set aside for HD telecasts but it is sparsely used).

    If FIOS could upgrade to multiple HD channels for Direct Kick (like DirecTv has), I might never leave the house again..
     
  10. ImNumberTen

    ImNumberTen Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    The Harkes story, per Goff:

    John Harkes, the former D.C. United and U.S. national team captain who was ESPN’s color commentator at the past two World Cups, will serve in the same capacity for Comcast SportsNet’s match coverage of the MLS club this season, the Insider has learned.

    Story: http://wapo.st/zqewWn
     
  11. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    I got it last year and was quite happy with the quality. Much smoother playback than trying to do it on my PC.
     
  12. greatscott

    greatscott Member+

    Dec 21, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    Why do the commentators have to be so bored all the time. I know some MLS games can be boring, but your job to enthrall the tv audience not force them to change over the the Spanish broadcast even of they don't speak Spanish, just to get out of the deep depression caused by the american commentators.
     
  13. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Is this a canned American soccer commentator complaint? Johnson and Rongen never seemed bored. They were watching United matches, but that was the last of my complaints about that pairing.
     
  14. nobletea

    nobletea Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    HarCo
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    More Verizon trucks working on my street today... waiting with bated breath.

    Yeah, for me, it was very good. Almost never choppy. Last year I only had it on the small tv, where even SD looks great. I also didn't watch it a whole lot, only the second half of the season, and almost entirely just United replays and highlights.

    Just for clarity, any CSN United game or any national broadcast game for any teams are blacked out/delayed on the MLS Roku channel. It is exactly the same as MDL. Same sign up and everything.

    And Stanspritzring, I am pretty sure even Union games are blacked out for people in northern MD-- yeah, f'ed up.

    If FIOS arrives at my door this year, I prob won't get MDL. If not, I'll spring for MDL again and this year it will be on the large HDTV with the Roku2. I'll try to remember to give more feedback if that happens.
     
  15. greatscott

    greatscott Member+

    Dec 21, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    I love how watching dcu goal highlights is a series of "it's in the net!"'s
     
  16. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    Vanuatu
    I'm assuming then there are no games from 2010? :(
     
  17. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    I watched it on a big screen, and it looked quite good, better than SD would. I'm not quite sure of the resolution, probably not 1080 (probably 720), but it was a good image.

    I watched United games, and league highlights. I didn't get around to many of the compressed matches, but I think I will probably do a little of that this year. (I wonder what time it came out, because I recall signing up mid-season as well.)
     
  18. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    He could be comparing to Spanish broadcasters who are prone to going vocally apeshit over the most routine half-chance. I do think that Garth Lagerway got a little more excited than Rongen did.
     

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