DirecTV, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.

March 25th, 2008 → 6:53 am @ // No Comments

I’m visiting my in-laws on Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and I wake up at 5:30 to watch the game. I have the coffee all ready to go, my bowl of Cheerios in front of me, and nobody trying to snag the big leather recliner. I fire up the TV, flip through all the 800 other ESPNs, and get to ESPN2…where there is no reception. Not snow, not a blurry screen, not a fuzzy picture…nothing. After 25 minutes I get through to the nice folks at DTV and…they’re aware of the problem, and if it makes me feel any better, it’s happening everywhere in the country, but if I call back in a GODDAMN HOUR OR TWO they might have some more information.

I thought nothing could be worse than Cablevision. This is worse than Cablevision.

Oh, and, MLB Audio is “currently performing maintenance operations,” MLBTV is telling me that the Outer Banks of NC is apparently included in their blackout zone, and Dice-K is trying to remind everyone in Japan that he’s capable of throwing 180 pitches…without making it out of the sixth inning. Sigh.

Post Categories: 2008 Season & Daisuke Matsuzaka & DirecTV & Japan

3 Comments → “DirecTV, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.”

  1. redsoxtimes

    16 years ago

    My buddy Paul had these issues and got real riled up this morning with DTV’s service group. He did manage to squeeze a $.70 cent credit out of them though.


  2. maranara

    16 years ago

    Oh, I thought I was the only one who had the Charlie Brown moment of running downstairs, all excited for opening day with my cup of coffee, and just being disappointed. My favorite part, though, was avoiding all sports media all day so I could watch it on the replay later in the afternoon, and seeing the score on the ESPN2 scroll halfway through the game. Sigh…


  3. Mude

    16 years ago

    When the sked came out, I was absolutely geeked to have a live Sox game at noon my time. I usually get the 2 or 3 AM start times. Problem was, AFN did not air the game live. WTF? Just the re-broadcast, which came at 8 PM my time. So I avoided all media, like maranara did. I even checked email on my cell, so I wouldn’t accidentally see anything about the game on Yahoo Mail’s news headlines.

    Then there it was on the scroll. Sox win. Grr…

    Game 2 just started on re-broadcast. Hopefully ESPN doesn’t pull the same crap.


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