"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Blacked Out

Thanks to these two pussycats:

Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Dolan…

…looks like I will be one of many who won’t be watching the Whirled Serious.

[Drawing by Larry Roibal]


1 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 27, 2010 3:06 pm

I love DirecTV

2 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 27, 2010 4:03 pm

Ha! I love not having Cablevision.

3 moismycopilot   ~  Oct 27, 2010 4:40 pm

Murdoch and the Dolans--I wish both sides could lose, but it's the customers who do instead. Any chance of getting rabbit ears to pull the broadcast from over the air?

4 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 27, 2010 5:09 pm

Get a digital converter box from Best Buy or Target (they still have them for sale) plus a powered antenna if you live in a low-altitude area or surrounded by buildings. Rabbit ears will not work without the DCB…

The link will take you to the gov's website for details about the box. I did installations for a while after the changeover, so I can tell you a thing or two (if you live near or underground, get the powered flat antenna; it'll save you a lot of headaches with acquiring signal).

Thereafter, you don't even need cable to get your local channels; how about that? >;)

5 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 27, 2010 5:38 pm

Those without FOX might want to check out http://www.ivi.tv/

6 RIYank   ~  Oct 27, 2010 6:00 pm

FiOS here. And I'm starting to get psyched for the game after all! At least Game One.

7 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 27, 2010 6:23 pm

Murdoch and Dolan..two spectacularly worthless human beings.

8 RIYank   ~  Oct 27, 2010 7:52 pm

Oh, god, Joe Buck.
Cablevision has much to be said for it.

9 FlyGirlFan   ~  Oct 27, 2010 8:44 pm

MLB Gameday Audio solves the problem if you are just willing to listen. For $14.95 a season you can listen to any game, anywhere - even games you missed. It also solves the problem of Joe Buck (#8 above), as I'd rather turn on the TV (where available) and listen to the local radio announcers. I travel a lot and its with me everywhere on my notebook.

10 RIYank   ~  Oct 27, 2010 8:49 pm

Cool, thanks.
I don't think I'm going to do it, since the audio won't sync with the Fox feed. I'm pretty happy with no sound, actually! I turn it back on now and then for the roar of the crowd.

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