Followup to my previous comment about Houston Texans games on Direct. Today was a perfect example of the issue I described. Dallas and Houston both had noon games on CBS. The Dallas game was considered the prime national game so it played in most markets. But, since BCS is a secondary market for the Texans KBTX played the Texans game while KWTX out of Waco played the Cowboys game. So any Direct customers that are Texans fans had to watch the game in SD instead of HD. I know there are a lot of local Texans fans so if you are trying to pick between Direct or Dish I would go with Dish unless you plan to purchase NFL Sunday Ticket.
Here is the coverage map to sort of explain what I am talking about: IMG >