DirecTV To Offer iPhone App For Wat

July 13, 2009 at 15:37:27
Specs: iPhone OS
DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, you=92ll need
to pay for both the satellite TV provider=92s $280 Sunday Ticket
subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
subject to local blackout rules.

As Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield notes in a blog post
today, DirecTV now makes note of the planned iPhone app on its web
site. (It is well down on the page, so you=92ll need to do some
scrolling.) DirecTV also offers a free iPhone app for remotely
programming your DVRs

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


See More: DirecTV To Offer iPhone App For Wat

Report •

#1
July 13, 2009 at 16:37:27
On Jul 13, 7:14=A0pm, News <N...@Group.name> wrote:
> Drop and spread 'em wrote:
>
> > DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
> > that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
> > watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, you=92ll need
> > to pay for both the satellite TV provider=92s $280 Sunday Ticket
> > subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
> > subject to local blackout rules.
>
> Wow, the perfect $380 excuse to go blind.
>
> Not exactly comparable to picture quality on a 60" DLP 1080p screen...

Once again someone is stupid enough to think that you can go blind by
"straining your eyes". Do you also think you can go deaf if someone
whispers too much when they talk to you?

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#2
July 13, 2009 at 17:37:27

Drop and spread 'em wrote:

> DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
> that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
> watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, youíll need
> to pay for both the satellite TV providerís $280 Sunday Ticket
> subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
> subject to local blackout rules.


Wow, the perfect $380 excuse to go blind.

Not exactly comparable to picture quality on a 60" DLP 1080p screen...

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#3
July 13, 2009 at 18:37:27

KDT wrote:
> On Jul 13, 7:14 pm, News <N...@Group.name> wrote:
>> Drop and spread 'em wrote:
>>
>>> DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
>>> that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
>>> watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, youíll need
>>> to pay for both the satellite TV providerís $280 Sunday Ticket
>>> subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
>>> subject to local blackout rules.
>> Wow, the perfect $380 excuse to go blind.
>>
>> Not exactly comparable to picture quality on a 60" DLP 1080p screen...
>
> Once again someone is stupid enough to think that you can go blind by
> "straining your eyes". Do you also think you can go deaf if someone
> whispers too much when they talk to you?

I see... Say again?

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
July 13, 2009 at 19:37:27

KDT wrote:
> On Jul 13, 7:14 pm, News <N...@Group.name> wrote:
>> Drop and spread 'em wrote:
>>
>>> DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
>>> that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
>>> watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, youíll need
>>> to pay for both the satellite TV providerís $280 Sunday Ticket
>>> subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
>>> subject to local blackout rules.
>> Wow, the perfect $380 excuse to go blind.
>>
>> Not exactly comparable to picture quality on a 60" DLP 1080p screen...
>
> Once again someone is stupid enough to think that you can go blind by
> "straining your eyes".


Have at it, fanboi. NFL-by-iToy is just what the doctor ordered.


"iPhone 3G eye strain on units with lower screen color temp (yellower)?"

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthr...

"Are Cell Phones Killing Our Eyes"

http://www.symbian-freak.com/news/0...

Kindle 2 Users Complain of Eye Strain

http://www.switched.com/2009/04/14/...

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#5
July 13, 2009 at 20:37:27
On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 19:00:32 -0700 (PDT), KDT <scarface_74@yahoo.com> wrote:


>> Wow, the perfect $380 excuse to go blind.
>
>Once again someone is stupid enough to think that you can go blind by
>"straining your eyes". Do you also think you can go deaf if someone
>whispers too much when they talk to you?

You might want to look up "hyperbole."

-- Larry

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#6
July 13, 2009 at 21:37:27
"Drop an iPhone and crack its screen, Apple will fix it for $200"
<vic.healey@gmail.com> wrote in news:76273e53-8531-4c3b-b4db-903f44e640f5
@h30g2000vbr.googlegroups.com:

> DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
> that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
> watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, youíll need
> to pay for both the satellite TV providerís $280 Sunday Ticket
> subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
> subject to local blackout rules.
>
> As Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield notes in a blog post
> today, DirecTV now makes note of the planned iPhone app on its web
> site. (It is well down on the page, so youíll need to do some
> scrolling.) DirecTV also offers a free iPhone app for remotely
> programming your DVRs
>

Anybody truly excited about this should consider a few points:

- Football on a screen that size is almost unwatchable. The wide angle
field view used to show most plays will make the football impossible to
follow.

-How mamy football games are you going to be able to watch in a month
before bumping up against the AT&T data cap?

- How many "Superfans" are going to be out of view of a normal television
at gametime enough to justify the additional $100 charge?

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#7
July 13, 2009 at 22:37:27
dold@03.usenet.us.com wrote:
> In alt.cellular.cingular News <News@group.name> wrote:
>> Not exactly comparable to picture quality on a 60" DLP 1080p screen...
>
> I love the DTV ad that shows that you can watch up to six sports channels
> on one multi-screen simultaneously "all in HD".
>


Try that on your iToy...

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#8
July 13, 2009 at 23:37:27
In article <h3kqot$3od$3@blue.rahul.net>, dold@03.usenet.us.com wrote:

> In alt.cellular.cingular News <News@group.name> wrote:
> > Not exactly comparable to picture quality on a 60" DLP 1080p screen...
>
> I love the DTV ad that shows that you can watch up to six sports channels
> on one multi-screen simultaneously "all in HD".

If we give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that means 720p, all
you need is a 3840x1440 screen. Heh.

Such things do exist. I doubt DTV has a device that can drive one.

--
"The game of professional investment is intolerably boring and over-exacting to
anyone who is entirely exempt from the gambling instinct; whilst he who has it
must pay to this propensity the appropriate toll." -- John Maynard Keynes

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#9
July 14, 2009 at 00:37:27
In alt.cellular.cingular News <News@group.name> wrote:
> Not exactly comparable to picture quality on a 60" DLP 1080p screen...

I love the DTV ad that shows that you can watch up to six sports channels
on one multi-screen simultaneously "all in HD".

--
Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA GPS: 38.8,-122.5

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#10
July 14, 2009 at 01:37:27

"John B. Coarsey, PE @yahoo.com>" <jcoarsey<nospam> wrote in message
news:h420a50kf1@news3.newsguy.com...
>
> "John Blutarsky" <bluto@faber.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9C47AF4B17494blutofabercom@85.214.113.135...
>> "Drop an iPhone and crack its screen, Apple will fix it for $200"
>> <vic.healey@gmail.com> wrote in news:76273e53-8531-4c3b-b4db-903f44e640f5
>> @h30g2000vbr.googlegroups.com:
>>
>>> DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
>>> that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
>>> watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, you'll need
>>> to pay for both the satellite TV provider's $280 Sunday Ticket
>>> subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
>>> subject to local blackout rules.
>>>
>>> As Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield notes in a blog post
>>> today, DirecTV now makes note of the planned iPhone app on its web
>>> site. (It is well down on the page, so you'll need to do some
>>> scrolling.) DirecTV also offers a free iPhone app for remotely
>>> programming your DVRs
>>>
>>
>> Anybody truly excited about this should consider a few points:
>>
>> - Football on a screen that size is almost unwatchable. The wide angle
>> field view used to show most plays will make the football impossible to
>> follow.
>>
>> -How mamy football games are you going to be able to watch in a month
>> before bumping up against the AT&T data cap?
>>
>> - How many "Superfans" are going to be out of view of a normal television
>> at gametime enough to justify the additional $100 charge?
>
> John, what cap is that? Is there a cap for iphone data? If so what is it?


There's no cap on any "on phone" data plans with AT&T- only tethering or PC
card/USB stick plans have a 5GB cap. The iPhone, Blackberry or PDA plans
have no caps.


archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#11
July 14, 2009 at 02:37:27

"John Blutarsky" <bluto@faber.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9C47AF4B17494blutofabercom@85.214.113.135...
> "Drop an iPhone and crack its screen, Apple will fix it for $200"
> <vic.healey@gmail.com> wrote in news:76273e53-8531-4c3b-b4db-903f44e640f5
> @h30g2000vbr.googlegroups.com:
>
>> DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
>> that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
>> watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, youíll need
>> to pay for both the satellite TV providerís $280 Sunday Ticket
>> subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
>> subject to local blackout rules.
>>
>> As Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield notes in a blog post
>> today, DirecTV now makes note of the planned iPhone app on its web
>> site. (It is well down on the page, so youíll need to do some
>> scrolling.) DirecTV also offers a free iPhone app for remotely
>> programming your DVRs
>>
>
> Anybody truly excited about this should consider a few points:
>
> - Football on a screen that size is almost unwatchable. The wide angle
> field view used to show most plays will make the football impossible to
> follow.
>
> -How mamy football games are you going to be able to watch in a month
> before bumping up against the AT&T data cap?
>
> - How many "Superfans" are going to be out of view of a normal television
> at gametime enough to justify the additional $100 charge?

John, what cap is that? Is there a cap for iphone data? If so what is it?

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#12
July 14, 2009 at 03:37:27

"News" <News@Group.Name> wrote in message
news:iuydnWDvJpl9AvnXnZ2dnUVZ_i1i4p2d@speakeasy.net...
>>>>> DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
>>>>> that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
>>>>> watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, you'll need
>>>>> to pay for both the satellite TV provider's $280 Sunday Ticket
>>>>> subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
>>>>> subject to local blackout rules...
>>>>
>>>> Anybody truly excited about this should consider a few points:
>>>>
>>>> - Football on a screen that size is almost unwatchable. The wide angle
>>>> field view used to show most plays will make the football impossible to
>>>> follow.
>>>>
>>>> -How mamy football games are you going to be able to watch in a month
>>>> before bumping up against the AT&T data cap?...
>>>>
>> There's no cap on any "on phone" data plans with AT&T- only tethering or
>> PC card/USB stick plans have a 5GB cap. The iPhone, Blackberry or PDA
>> plans have no caps.
>
>
> It's a common sense cap; anyone considering this has exceeded it.

I doubt anyone will be hunkering down to watch entire games on a 4" screen,
but frankly it's probably a better time-waster for idle moments than yet
another iFart app... ;)

It'd be a perfectly fine idea if it works via a TV-output cable to rig up
viewing on a hotel TV to watch the game you actually want to watch when out
of town rather than whatever the local network stations happens to be
showing. Of course in that case, you could connect over the hotel WiFi as
well.

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#13
July 14, 2009 at 04:37:27
Todd Allcock wrote:
>
> "John B. Coarsey, PE @yahoo.com>" <jcoarsey<nospam> wrote in message
> news:h420a50kf1@news3.newsguy.com...
>>
>> "John Blutarsky" <bluto@faber.com> wrote in message
>> news:Xns9C47AF4B17494blutofabercom@85.214.113.135...
>>> "Drop an iPhone and crack its screen, Apple will fix it for $200"
>>> <vic.healey@gmail.com> wrote in
>>> news:76273e53-8531-4c3b-b4db-903f44e640f5
>>> @h30g2000vbr.googlegroups.com:
>>>
>>>> DirecTV (DTV) has unveiled plans to launch an Apple (AAPL) iPhone app
>>>> that will allow subscribers to its Sunday Ticket Superfan service to
>>>> watch NFL games via both 3G and WiFi. To use the service, you'll need
>>>> to pay for both the satellite TV provider's $280 Sunday Ticket
>>>> subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is
>>>> subject to local blackout rules.
>>>>
>>>> As Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield notes in a blog post
>>>> today, DirecTV now makes note of the planned iPhone app on its web
>>>> site. (It is well down on the page, so you'll need to do some
>>>> scrolling.) DirecTV also offers a free iPhone app for remotely
>>>> programming your DVRs
>>>>
>>>
>>> Anybody truly excited about this should consider a few points:
>>>
>>> - Football on a screen that size is almost unwatchable. The wide angle
>>> field view used to show most plays will make the football impossible to
>>> follow.
>>>
>>> -How mamy football games are you going to be able to watch in a month
>>> before bumping up against the AT&T data cap?
>>>
>>> - How many "Superfans" are going to be out of view of a normal
>>> television
>>> at gametime enough to justify the additional $100 charge?
>>
>> John, what cap is that? Is there a cap for iphone data? If so what is it?
>
>
> There's no cap on any "on phone" data plans with AT&T- only tethering or
> PC card/USB stick plans have a 5GB cap. The iPhone, Blackberry or PDA
> plans have no caps.


It's a common sense cap; anyone considering this has exceeded it.

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#14
July 14, 2009 at 05:37:27
Larry wrote:
> "Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in
> news:cA29m.65520$Qg6.22344@newsfe14.iad:
>
>> I doubt anyone will be hunkering down to watch entire games on a 4"
>> screen, but frankly it's probably a better time-waster for idle
>> moments than yet another iFart app... ;)
>>
>>
>
> Now, now, Todd. Don't say that. A whole new generation has been
> conditioned to accept just that.
>
> They'll have to watch it! They paid a heavy price for it!
>
>
>


Not only that, they'll report back here that it was a BETTER VIEWING
EXPERIENCE than watching the 60" DLP in 1080p.

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#15
July 14, 2009 at 06:37:27
"Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in
news:cA29m.65520$Qg6.22344@newsfe14.iad:

> I doubt anyone will be hunkering down to watch entire games on a 4"
> screen, but frankly it's probably a better time-waster for idle
> moments than yet another iFart app... ;)
>
>

Now, now, Todd. Don't say that. A whole new generation has been
conditioned to accept just that.

They'll have to watch it! They paid a heavy price for it!

--
-----
Larry

Noone will be safe until the last lawyer has been strangled by the entrails
of the last cleric.

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#16
July 14, 2009 at 07:37:27
News <News@Group.Name> wrote in
news:c5OdnVYK5dihefnXnZ2dnUVZ_gVi4p2d@speakeasy.net:

> Larry wrote:
>> "Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in
>> news:cA29m.65520$Qg6.22344@newsfe14.iad:
>>
>>> I doubt anyone will be hunkering down to watch entire games on a 4"
>>> screen, but frankly it's probably a better time-waster for idle
>>> moments than yet another iFart app... ;)
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Now, now, Todd. Don't say that. A whole new generation has been
>> conditioned to accept just that.
>>
>> They'll have to watch it! They paid a heavy price for it!
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> Not only that, they'll report back here that it was a BETTER VIEWING
> EXPERIENCE than watching the 60" DLP in 1080p.
>

Much smoother and, of course, shinier, too!

Can an Iphone render a whole football game on one charge in a poor ATT
coverage area?? That's a pretty tall order for a 3GS that's so hot it
discolors the plastic....

--
-----
Larry

Noone will be safe until the last lawyer has been strangled by the entrails
of the last cleric.

archived from misc.phone.mobile.iphone


Report •

#17
March 23, 2010 at 02:46:02
wow!! I love these kind of informati0ns :D

| plants of the desert


Report •

Ask Question