2011 NFL Sunday Ticket Frustration
IMO, SD has not done loyal NFL Sunday Ticket fans any service this year. They announce, with 1 month left before the season starts that they are going to MPEG4 format for this broadcast, so you have to upgrade your receivers to 600 series. For me, this brought up the following issues, which are being discussed on other threads.
1) The SD techs tell you that you must have RG6 coax all the way from the dish to the receiver. That's a problem for us using RG59 coax in our walls. Thanks to this board and an honest installer, I've learned that isn't the case.
2) The 605 doesn't have reoccurring presets, which is a huge pain for me, as I use DVD recorders with HDD. A PVR would be a nightmare to install because of the forementioned RG59 coax in the walls and needing a 2nd line.
3) I'm reading on other threads that there has been some issues with recording content onto a DVD recorder using a 600 series receiver.
So, IMO, SD has made this way to hard for those of us who just want to watch the games, as I've done every year since they offered NFL Sunday Ticket. Right now, I'm leaning towards upgrading only 1 of the 4 receivers we have because there are just too many potential problems that I've read about for me to feel confident about upgrading all. I'll only upgrade the one if SD gives a really sweet deal on the upgrade, based on 10 years of loyal ownership and bragging about their service to everyone.
In general, we've been happy with SD and their customer service. This change is the first notable exception to that position.
Last edited by 57; 2011-08-14 at 07:09 PM.