If you are a serious football fan, you have been getting Sunday Ticket and Superfan through Directv for years. 2009 offers a few upgrades in service for the upcoming NFL season. Here’s my take –
Now you can access all your Sunday Ticket programming through your computer and cell phone. It sounds great for though traveling weekends, but you have to have a pretty recent laptop and cell phone to support the functions. I got my cell phone in January and already know that it’s not going to support Sunday Ticket. Basically, you have to have a PDA or IPhone to play this game.
In 2009 all the games will be in HD. This actually is a big deal, but I will need to see it to believe it. In 2008, it seemed like every week there would be a game or two in standard definition. Yes, it’s a game like Cincinnati or Detroit or Oakland, but it would be a shocking sight to rev up the Tivo’ed Short Cuts of a game on Monday morning and have no HD. This seemed like more of a CBS/Fox issue than a Sunday Ticket problem. Directv is merely giving you the broadcast that was provided to them.