- May 11, 2008
AFAIK the 920/blackout issue for the channels that carry sports is only a problem for the 4DTV DCII subs. I've not researched it, but the DRS410/Skyview package(s) should not fall under this ridiculous ruling. I would really like to have the Turner channels back, and dont give a rat's ass about the relatively small time the sports carriage programming is on.I'd drop my DN sub for 4dtv in a NY second except for two issues:
1st and VERY VERY important, there ain't no way of getting espn & espn2 via cband subscription even though there's several encrypted espn feeds on cband.
2nd, the receivers are expensive and are either used or old-new stock & the scuttlebutt on the internet is that these stbs have 'battery' issues.
Pretty much all the subs we care about are CNN, the ESPN's & the Travel Channel.
It is hit and miss, (and a while back) but I've seen the encryption (audio, the video isnt encrypted, just bastardized) turned off for weeks at a time on the analog ESPN tps sometimes, and the PQ is awesome. Worth a look now and then for an ESPN fan.