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Wow! Did anyone see this Madden/Sunday Ticket deal from Amazon?

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OK, who has an XBox for cheap?  :excl: 

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Anyone with Mac skills answer this....

Can I use the online ticket on my Mac, then plug in Apple TV on my projector and watch the games on the big screen?

I don't have an Apple TV, but was considering this option if it will work

Thanks

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Anyone with Mac skills answer this....

Can I use the online ticket on my Mac, then plug in Apple TV on my projector and watch the games on the big screen?

I don't have an Apple TV, but was considering this option if it will work

Thanks

 

I actually have an Apple TV and was wondering this. The NFL Preseason Live app let you AirPlay stream last year, but that feature was removed in this year's version of the app, so I'm not sure if Sunday Ticket will have AirPlay streaming work. I don't know if this would work, but you could get a Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI output for your Mac (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA825ZM/A/belkin-mini-displayport-to-hdmi-cable-2-m65-ft?fnode=51) and hook your laptop directly into the receiver (although this might not work if your receiver is super high).  

 

Although now that I think about it, I don't see why if you have a newer Mac (2011-onward), that you couldn't just use the AirPlay Mirroring feature with an Apple TV to project your laptop screen onto your projector: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5404

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So my sister in law works at Game Stop. She says that you can take the sealed copy of Madden 25 to Walmart, and they will give you the value $59.99 of the game back in either cash or store credit.

Fucking winning.

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Hate to bust your bubble but I just had DirecTV installed last week and asked about this.... and they told me that you could not do this Madden online deal unless you were literally unable to get Diretv...ie, your location could net see the satellite or you live in an area that wont allow dish on your apartment or house.  I got it free as a new subscriber but if you have cable and you buy the game and you think you can get this deal you are in for a surprise from what I have read and been told.

 

You can read more here official word here;

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/madden-nfl-25-247328/important-info-on-amazon-s-promotion-nfl-sunday-ti-1436739/

 

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It's confusing because I'm subscribed to Comcast but that doesn't mean I can't get Direct Tv in my area, I'm sure a neighbor down the street has it, but it sounds like I'm fudged 

 

You are correct...see my post above..

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Anyone with Mac skills answer this....

Can I use the online ticket on my Mac, then plug in Apple TV on my projector and watch the games on the big screen?

I don't have an Apple TV, but was considering this option if it will work

Thanks

 

A MacBook will plug directly into your TV with any adapter cable.  I do that all the time, and it looks great.  The video card on iMacs will not resolve to 1080, as they are designed for higher resolution displays.  You can still plug an iMac into your TV, I've done that too, but it won't be true 1080.  It will be close, with letterbox.  If you have an option, a MacBook or MacMini is better, as they will display true 1080 to your HDTV.

 

If you use AppleTV and Airplay, you can play what's on your iPhone or iPad directly.  The current version of OSX (Mountain Lion) will also allow you to play your computer display over airplay.  Note that this will work for your iMac.

 

From Apple.com:

AirPlay Mirroring is made for an audience. Because with a click, what’s on your Mac is also on your HDTV.4 It’s easy to set up with Apple TV. Show web pages and videos to friends on the couch, share lessons with a classroom, or present to a conference room. AirPlay audio streams the music, podcasts, and other audio on your Mac to AirPlay-enabled speakers. It’s a big deal for your Mac. And for everyone around it.

 

I have Snow Leopard, so I have not done this myself.  I'm planning to get a new MacBook when the next models are released in a couple of months, so I'm not going to bother upgrading.

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Anyone with Mac skills answer this....

Can I use the online ticket on my Mac, then plug in Apple TV on my projector and watch the games on the big screen?

I don't have an Apple TV, but was considering this option if it will work

Thanks

 

Yes it will work, i do it often, however as mentioned by another user you have to have a newer mac running OS 10.8 (Mtn Lion)...you may suffer resolution issues however on your tv when you mirror depending on what res the mobile version of Sunday Ticket is broadcast in.  If you already have a mac and its an older OS there are 3rd party software work-arounds to mirror as well (Airparrot is one).

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Hate to bust your bubble but I just had DirecTV installed last week and asked about this.... and they told me that you could not do this Madden online deal unless you were literally unable to get Diretv...ie, your location could net see the satellite or you live in an area that wont allow dish on your apartment or house. I got it free as a new subscriber but if you have cable and you buy the game and you think you can get this deal you are in for a surprise from what I have read and been told.

You can read more here official word here;

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/madden-nfl-25-247328/important-info-on-amazon-s-promotion-nfl-sunday-ti-1436739/

This is untrue.

Last year, in 2012 I bought a house (which still had a DTV dish on the roof). I went online and purchased Sunday NFL Ticket Max (i.e. computer/mobile only) for $350. During the account set up process online, there is a box that you check that says something to the effect of "my residence is unable to recieve a DTV signal." Then you Cheka a box that trees prevent a signal. I got the ticket for the entire season, no questions asked.

Your entire post above is completely incorrect. I would have never been able to buy the mobile version only, and if they really cared or checked, they would have see that the people I bought the house from had the service when they looked up my address.

I literally am living proof that you can access this without being a DTV customer. PM me if you have any other specific questions.

By the way, of course the guys who were selling/installing your new service told you that! They wanted to keep you as a customer, also, the link you provided was a message board....not an official statement.

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Seems like a good deal, been wanting Sunday Ticket. 

 

To be honest I'll probably trade in Madden the moment I get the code for NFL Sunday Ticket. I've had a personal vendetta against Madden for years, but finally broke over and bought Madden 13. Game played like ass and it always seems like weird sh*t annoyed me, like when I was playing my friend and he was using Bob Griffin. He was vertical after Hardy hit him, basically on the ground during a sack, then suddenly out of nowhere he throws a 70 yard bomb, sidearm down the field for a touchdown. Took me back to the days of getting intercepted by Urlacher after he jumped 10 feet into the air with a behind the back one handed interception in Madden 07. I honestly get my jollies playing NFL Head Coach 09.

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So my sister in law works at Game Stop. She says that you can take the sealed copy of Madden 25 to Walmart, and they will give you the value $59.99 of the game back in either cash or store credit.

Fucking winning.

 

If I had to guess, the promo code is probably inside the case, meaning you'll have to unseal the copy. I could be wrong though.

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Seems like a good deal, been wanting Sunday Ticket.

To be honest I'll probably trade in Madden the moment I get the code for NFL Sunday Ticket. I've had a personal vendetta against Madden for years, but finally broke over and bought Madden 13. Game played like ass and it always seems like weird sh*t annoyed me, like when I was playing my friend and he was using Bob Griffin. He was vertical after Hardy hit him, basically on the ground during a sack, then suddenly out of nowhere he throws a 70 yard bomb, sidearm down the field for a touchdown. Took me back to the days of getting intercepted by Urlacher after he jumped 10 feet into the air with a behind the back one handed interception in Madden 07. I honestly get my jollies playing NFL Head Coach 09.

You would have hated me in NFL Fever, I would make you fumble or throw a pick about every play while controlling Urlacher.

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