This just in. Are you sick and tired of living in Oregon, supporting your Trailblazers, and then being left in the dark come regular season due to Comcast's unreasonably high asking price for CSN? I think I may have found a loop-hole. I have been told from two confirmed sources, that are currently doing this themselves, that if you have DirecTV you can call them up, tell them you are moving to another state and that you will transfer your own equipment and have it installed by a private party, and then you will then begin to recieve programming from that market, EVEN IF YOU DON"T EVER MOVE! You can just leave your equipment hooked up and you'll start recieving the new signal in a matter of days. I know of one business owner in Central Oregon that does this and recieves Blazer games on League Pass, and one of my employees told DirecTV he was moving to San Diego (gave them his brother's address) and now he recieves local San Diego channels and gets Chargers games instead of Seahawks games as well as Sharks games. Again, this is all what I've been TOLD. Below is a list of what I THINK you need to do:
Current DirecTV Subscribers: 1. Get an address from a trusted friend or family member from another state. 2. Call DirecTV and tell them you're moving, bringing your equipment with you, and that you'll handle the installation yourself. 3. Get on-line and set up a DirecTV paperless bill-pay account.
Oregonians who are cable subscribers outside of Comcast territory: 1. Drop your cable company. 2. Call DirecTV and start a new service at you CURRENT address. 3. Wait a week or two and call DirecTV back and repeat steps 2 & 3 from the "Current DirecTV Subscribers" section above.
IF this works, seeing as the address I will use will be from the state of Massachusetts (where I, an Oregonian, lived from 2002-2007) I should then get:
A: Boston Local Network Broadcasts (including Pats games instead of Seahawks).
B: A League Pass that does not black out Blazer games.
C: NESN (New England Sports Net) That will broadcast all C's and Red Sox games.
I sure hope this works. Who's with me?