- Dec 29, 2009
Really unhappy with the lack of Twins HD content the first week of the season on Dish. Currently, the guide shows the HD feed missing for Tuesday, Thursday (also, no SD!), Friday, Sunday and Monday.* Terrible start to the season. I've been with Dish since 2003, but am seriously considering abandoning ship. A brief survey of Cardinals and White Sox games doesn't paint a much prettier picture.
Does this situation typically improve once the NBA regular season ends (and MLB doesn't have to compete for RSN bandwidth with basketball)? I remember being upset about the lack of Twins HD early on last year and wrote an e-mail to customer service (no response). But I seem to recall the problem only being an infrequent inconvenience by mid-summer. Anybody remember a similar scenario from last year, or are my memories just faulty? Thanks in advance.
*Sunday's game is available on WGN (Sox broadcast); Monday's is on ESPN, but will surely be blacked out there in the Minnesota market.
FYI... Twins in HD
According to the schedule provided by FOX, the games on FOXN available in HD are on the 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th
DISH has the following scheduled on FOXN in HD - 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th
It looks like you're missing the 6th, 9th, 11th, 21st and 25th... Yeah, the bulk of the games are in the first week of the season, but...
Considering it's the final week of the NHL season (although the Wild are out of it) -- and the NBA is still going on for the next week (and the T'wolves are also out of it) -- there's a premium on HD capacity while the three seasons overlap.
Personally, I'd rather watch all the end of season races to the playoffs and THEN worry about whether or not my MLB team is available. Just like in the fall when it's the start of NHL and NBA -- but the playoff races for MLB are heating up, the season(s) nearing its conclusion takes precedence over those in their infancy.