review: NFL Sunday ticket on PS3

I’m a huge Patriot’s fan but I live in California.

I have comcast in my home for cable and internet. I hear a lot of complaints about comcast but I’ve never had a poor experience and didn’t want to switch to direcTV just because of the Patriot’s.

Luckly with the Sunday Ticket being availble on PS3 ( a few days before the season began) I didn’t have to switch.

The good:

  • Installation and setup was really easy, just had to download the app, which was really small and add the money to my playstation wallet
  • Every game is available except for local games, there is also inline stats while the game is on.
  • Includes NFL red zone which will show all touch downs live for all games.
  • Includes the ability to pause, rewind, fast foward the game almost like a DVR. I say almost because you can’t record the game.
  • Image quality is pretty good, digital qualty at the miminum which would throttle up to HD after a few minutes.
  • I get to watch every Patriot’s game!!

The bad:

  • Cost, being a father of 2 kids with a mortgage it was a really tough decision to spend $340 to watch what amounts to 16 games. I decided not to get it until my wife reminded me that as a father I do very little for myself and to get it. I did.
  • lack of pregame and post game coverage. Didn’t think I would miss this but the broadcast only runs from kickoff to the end of the game, other than that its not avaliable. Would be nice to at least get a 15 minutes pre/post game.
  • Can’t record games. If I’m paying for the content it shouldn’t matter when I watch it, would be nice to have to ability to record.
  • Playstation network, given all the security breaches to the network I felt really uncomfortable putting in my credit card data.

Summary:

The biggest problem is the cost however there is no way around it, even if you have direcTV the cost is the same. This is just a convienant work around to not having to switch your provider. If you really don’t want to miss games and can afford it, this is a pretty good solution which isn’t perfect but less expensive then going to a local sports bar at 10am on a Sunday morning.

 

 

2 thoughts on “review: NFL Sunday ticket on PS3

  1. Hey guys. Saw the post. If you’re looking for a good alternative to the Sunday Ticket, which is overpriced and misleading, take a look at the NFL RedZone, found on the Multi-Sport package from DISH network. It includes a bunch of additional sports channels, gives you constant action from ALL the games, and will save you a ton of money in the process!!

  2. David, One of my biggest concerns was the ability to record the games on the PS3. I understnad you to say that you can not. But you said I could rewind. So lets say for example the KC Chiefs kickoff at 12 CST and I don’t get home until 2 CST would I be able to rewind 2 hours and start from the beginning and watch it until lets say 4 CST when I catch up? Also, can I FF through commercials.Thanks, Scott

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