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Are you kidding me DirecTV!!!!!

Posted Apr 28, 2008 by Erik Erlendsson

Updated Apr 27, 2008 at 11:13 PM

I would like to thank DirecTV tonight for screwing me out of the first five minutes of the third period of the Dallas-San Jose game. I flipped over during the second intermission to catch the end of Mystery, Alaska in just enough time to see Connor Banks ring one off the crossbar as the final seconds ticked off to see the Mystery boys drop one to the New York Rangers. And after getting my 3-year-old a sip of milk after he woke up, I flipped back over only to see Tracy Ullman fold up her laptop computer while in bed, then complain about cramps before putting the still warm computer in her abdominal region. I then got to see previews of some show called The Secret Life of a Call Girl, The Weeds, Penn and Teller’s Bullsh!! and the opening minutes of The Tudors. Normally I might now complain about seeing some of the previews for a cable smut show or two smile  . . .

However, I certainly didn’t want to miss the opening minutes of the third period of a tightly contested game that was 2-1 after 40 minutes. After realizing the switch back to Versus was going to come about as quickly as my five-year-old when I call him to clean up his bedroom, I pulled up the computer to and saw that Brad Richards scored in the opening minute to tie the game angry Then just as I’m trying to pull up the DirecTV website and find a number for customer service to call in my complaint, the channel switches back to Versus just in enough time to show the replay of Mike Modano scoring to make it 3-2….  mad


Anybody else encounter this problem tonight? Was it just DirecTV? Was it a glitch with Versus? Let me know if this was just an isolated case or not!!!!!

Reader Comments

Por (Kevin Escribano) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I didn’t have any problems with my DirecTv.  I live in California and don’t know if that made a difference.

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Por (Meg Sanderson) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I didn’t have any problems with versus on cable in Ohio, so it must have been a directTV problem.  That really sucks.  Richard’s goal was a pretty nice one, too.

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Por (Chris C) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I watched the 1st period and 1/2 of 2nd and went to bed, then couldn’t sleep…and put the TV on bout an hr later and there was 30 secs left in the game..But has anyone had the sound cut out during the commercials on Versus on DirecTV. ( not that its a bad thing ) But wondering if its me or everybody???

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Por (Brittany) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

My Vs was fine here in Orlando on BrightHouse.  That is a very strange thing to happen, and couldn’t have come at a worse time.

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Por (Brent) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Great steal by #91 and awesome HD shots on Verus Brighthouse.  Sorry about DirectTV issues.  Never have figured out why people in FL buy a provider who’s signal is ‘iffy’ in thunderstorms and during hockey season.

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Por (Pattie) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

My regular old VS on Brighthouse here in Pinellas was fine, Thank God!  In Dallas some of the fans were on Direct TV and got what you got.  And I complain about Brighthouse.  Not this week!
Go Brad!
Go Stars!

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Por (Dan F) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Yes, EE, i had the same problem on my DirecTV. I too was very upset! I was thinking it was just my TV messing up or something. I’m getting rid of DirecTV and going to Brighthouse when my Centre Ice expires.

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Por (Niki) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I missed the Stars-Sharks game last night (I was in an ice-less Forum watching Bon Jovi) so I only have the stats from the game to assess who played well and who didn’t.  With that in mind, could someone tell me why, after a four-point night, Richie wasn’t one of the Stars of the Game?

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Por (Cookie) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I’m in Hillborough County with Verizon and did not have any problems.  What a night for Brad.  I’m thrilled for him.

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Por (Jay) on April 28, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Same thing happened to me also, and I’m here in Jacksonville. At first I thought it was a commercial for Showtime until it about 3 minutes later and it was still on!

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Por (jk) on July 23, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I’ve had this problem before. It always makes me nervous when I order just a few miknutes before.. You can order a day in advance in most situations which is what I like to do if its something like this.

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