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    Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    It's that time of year again where I need to choose a Direct TV sports package to ensure I get the one giving me optimum Cyclone Football Coverage. Last year I chose Sports Pack because it included most if not all Fox Outlets, and it worked out okay. I would think the same would be true this season if Sports Pack is indeed offered, but I have been seeing recent adds for Game Plan.

    So does anyone have a clue as to the best choice this year? Sorry if this has already been discussed, if so I missed it.



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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    Sports Pack will get you FSN and FCS.

    GamePlan is only a benefit when ISU is on ABC and you live outside the region showing the game.



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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Sports Pack will get you FSN and FCS.

    GamePlan is only a benefit when ISU is on ABC and you live outside the region showing the game.
    Get an Xbox and use espn360 - well, at least next year :) Although a laptop will work, too , which is what I'm doing this fall.


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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    I just got DTV and the Sports Pack for my new place....Excited for this fall!



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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybyassociation View Post
    I just got DTV and the Sports Pack for my new place....Excited for this fall!
    How much is the Sports Pack?



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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    I think it's 12.99 unless you already have a premium (HBO, Showtime, etc.)



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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    The Sports Pack is really good. I think it's the less expensive option, too, isn't it?


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    Get season tickets you're guarenteed to see 50% of the ISU Games and 100% of the home games



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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    I think it's 12.99 unless you already have a premium (HBO, Showtime, etc.)
    How much is it with a premium then? I had it last year and loved it. You get to see a lot of teams you games you never would have before,


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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    I think it's 12.99 unless you already have a premium (HBO, Showtime, etc.)
    $12.99 a month or year?



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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    $12.99 a month or year?
    Month. I think my bill (got the Choice Extra and the sports pack) is about $50...that was last month when they were running "mega specials" on their packages. I just now realized that these do not include local channels...wtf. To get local channels do you just hook up an antenna (mine doesnt have an internal)?



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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    espn game plan could be seen for free on the internets last year and the year before. same stuff thats on espn 360. granted it nice to have it on the big screen if you have one, but just bring your laptop in the room.


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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexaClone View Post
    Get an Xbox and use espn360 - well, at least next year :) Although a laptop will work, too , which is what I'm doing this fall.

    What does ESPN 360 all have on it? I know there is a lot of stuff that isn't broadcast on the main channels, but say an ISU game is on FSN or FCS.. Will that game be on ESPN 360 or will you just be SOL if you don't have them?



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    Re: Direct TV - Game Plan or Sports Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    What does ESPN 360 all have on it? I know there is a lot of stuff that isn't broadcast on the main channels, but say an ISU game is on FSN or FCS.. Will that game be on ESPN 360 or will you just be SOL if you don't have them?
    It's ESPN3.com now. It has pretty much everything that's on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, GamePlan (football) and FullCourt (basketball).

    No FSN or FCS football games will be on ESPN3.com. Direct competitors and all that.



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    ESPN360 is nice for basketball, but pretty much not that useful for football...


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