Originally Posted by tfine350z
I just got Direct Tv yesterday and got the NFL Sunday Ticket for free...I live in the new haven area in ct (Branford) I was told direct TV blacked out the Jets games if they are shown on your local stations... I have CBS 2 new york but it's not in HD I was wondering if I can still watch the Jets in HD with the Sunday Ticket??.
There is a very easy solution for this but it comes with one caveat. I did this myself in New Hampshire for 14 years and my friend in California has been doing it for longer than that to this very day.
DirecTV's receivers are not smart and don't know where they are located. The programming you receive is based on your billing zip code. So if you give them a billing address (a friend or family member in NYC metro), tell them to charge the programming to a credit card, tell them to supress all mail and phone calls, you can fool DirecTV into giving you New York programming as if you lived in Manhattan or Long Island. You call them up, tell them you've moved, give them the new address, done.
The caveat is that you will lose your local Connecticut stations. CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC will all be the NYC broadcasts with our local news. When I was in that situation I simply got the cheapest cable TV package and got my local news that way.
And besides getting all Jets games in HD as anyone in NYC would, you also get SNY and YES and MSG for all the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Devils, Islanders, and Jets postgame shows at no extra charge (with the sports package) so no need for Sunday Ticket, Center Ice or any of those others if you like the other NY local sports teams.
This is the best option from a reception and financial standpoint.