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Old 08-26-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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I'm so pissed right now I can't even speak. After months, and months and months of complaining every day for two years, after sending emails to DirecTV executives in all of Latin America and the US and calling and calling to their Call Center... I received today the stupid little DirecTV magazine announcing their "complete" coverage of the NFL, 6 miserable games per sunday for the ridiculous price of $400 pesos. It was about $140 last year for the same crappy coverage and $80 the year before that!!! And in 2006 and every year before that we got EVERY game for $80 pesos. Pretty much no one can afford to pay the NFL Game Pass down here and the Sunday Ticket is all we had, but for the last 3 years it's been crap.

Sometimes ESPN won't even show the Sunday and Monday night games live, and FOX shows their games at ****ing 3 am!

I'm pretty much guaranteed to miss the Broncos every week this year because I recently moved and my new connection can't even handle a 400k stream.

Goddamnit... I can't believe they didn't listen to anyone in all of Latin America... they basically pissed on all of us. **** you Directv, **** you NFL.

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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I had the same problem growing up in hong kong until I moved to the US five years ago (brief stint in London and the coverage wasn't much better). Your best vet is to follow IHSDs threads and watch the games online.

The NFL is stupidly protective of it's product and cyborg Goodell makes Tagliabue look like a hippy. If you have a monopoly you don't have to change.

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:21 AM   #3
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400 pesos is like 3 dollars, right?
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I used to live in different parts of Asia for the last few years. In some places, internet connectivity used to be really slow.

But I never had a problem with the Yahoo NFL Gamepass. If you think, its expensive, get the package with only Broncos games. Yahoo just mentions the 300kbps as a guideline. It worked great for me even at 100kbps.

Infact, at $209 for every game, it kicks the hell out of DirecTV.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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Not anymore.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:23 AM   #6
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You have every right to be pissed. The NFL is going about this in the wrong way.

What the NFL should be doing is keeping their product affordable to attract new customers and fans. Stiffing your most devoted customers in a soccer hot bed isn't going to help grow the sport.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
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400 pesos is like 3 dollars, right?
Yeah, not funny. For us is the same as asking you to pay 400 dollars to miss the Broncos every other week and get 6 games on sunday that you don't even care about.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:25 AM   #8
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Yeah, not funny. For us is the same as asking you to pay 400 dollars to miss the Broncos every other week and get 6 games on sunday that you don't even care about.
I got your back brother. That's why I said "not anymore."

Some people don't realize how much the exchange rate has changed.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:27 AM   #9
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Do you have access to this page?

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:31 AM   #10
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No, I don't... don't know why. I can try with a proxy though but it should be working as I'm not in any of those places.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:36 AM   #11
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See, this plays into my fears. I always fear getting offers from outside the country to work, cause I'm afraid i won't get NFL or NHL coverage.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:44 AM   #12
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I got your back brother. That's why I said "not anymore."

Some people don't realize how much the exchange rate has changed.
Jake, I just sent you a PM, I'm not sure what you mean by that but if it's about money... I don't think I can accept it. I've never had money issues, I'm used to living well but I moved here a couple of months ago and the job search is tough right now...

Jeez this sucks.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:46 PM   #13
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Yeah it was about money brother. Hope the pm helps.
I was just trying to relate to the high cost for less games, and (without going into the long story of my life recently) sympathize with you.

Searching for work is awful. Personally, I've gone into early retirement (long story) and am just thankful that my wife has her hair salon and we at least have SOME source of income.
It's been a struggle, but it is nice having the extra time.

Anyway, I'm here for ya buddy. Shoot a pm anytime. We need to find a way for you to be able to watch the Broncos!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:19 PM   #14
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Blak, good buddy.

Just come to America.

We promise when we put the wall up we wont kick you out
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:36 PM   #15
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See the attached pic for what the NFL was talking about when they mentioned the word "expand":

http://www.boston.com/sports/footbal..._out_of_joint/
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holy crap...one dollar only gets you 13 peso's



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Old 08-26-2009, 01:50 PM   #17
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Wait a sec, that means BlaK is b*tching about paying $30 for Sunday Ticket? Even if you don't get all the games, that's a bargain. Something must be wrong here.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:57 PM   #19
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Oh well, at least you still have.... uh, polo?
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Wait a sec, that means BlaK is b*tching about paying $30 for Sunday Ticket? Even if you don't get all the games, that's a bargain. Something must be wrong here.
er, guys, its not JUST the exchange rate....there is a slight disparity in like-for-like wages also. I think you need to have a better understanding of the state of the local economy before you make judgements like that....

Also if you read the post carefully its something like a 2-300% increase on the previous years...that sucks at any rate.

To the dude who mentioned game pass - I don't really think its all that reasonable, although to be honest now that they do a weekly pass I may give it a try for one or two games. Mind you, the exchange rates have NOT worked in my favour recently.....do let us know if it works for you, Blak....
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Wait a sec, that means BlaK is b*tching about paying $30 for Sunday Ticket? Even if you don't get all the games, that's a bargain. Something must be wrong here.
1 dollar equals about 4 pesos right now. But you don't have to think about it that way because people here get paid in pesos, not dollars... so... it's like asking someone who lives in the US and gets paid about 2900 dollars per month to fork over 400 dollars for the Ticket and MAYBE watch the Broncos twice per month, if lucky. Makes no sense. And I'm not the only one complaining about this... football IS growing and a lot of people are in this same situation. Even if I decided to pay for it I have zero guarantee of watching the Broncos every week...
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Blak is in Argentina, not Mexico.

Argentina's peso = ~ 4 for a dollar
Mexico's peso = ~ 13 for a dollar (and was ~9 a few years ago)
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grrr I hate when I take too long to reply
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1 dollar equals about 4 pesos right now. But you don't have to think about it that way because people here get paid in pesos, not dollars... so... it's like asking someone who lives in the US and gets paid about 2900 dollars per month to fork over 400 dollars for the Ticket and MAYBE watch the Broncos twice per month, if lucky. Makes no sense. And I'm not the only one complaining about this... football IS growing and a lot of people are in this same situation. Even if I decided to pay for it I have zero guarantee of watching the Broncos every week...
By the way, can't you just go to a bookies? Thats what I do when I go home to Mexico. Just buy a few beers and watch every game in HD

Or is there no betting in Argentina?

You poor soul.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:27 PM   #25
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Blak, good buddy.

Just come to America.

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I love my country, it's beautiful and the people (well most of them) are amazing... but I also like the US. As you may remember I lived in Miami for a about a year when my dad was working there and I loved it. I'd like to move there for at least a couple of years someday, but ultimately I love Argentina and I'd like to get married and all that, here. And goddamnit I want to watch my Broncos on TV! I don't think I'm asking too much!
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