I called directv because even though I could watch NFL-Network HD I couldn't record the programming. Turns out it's a nationwide problem that they are working to fix(might have been fixed by now).
While I was on the phone with the rep he mentioned that NFL network decided that when games don't sellout they will blackout the tv market of the home team AND the visiting team (not that it had anything to do with my issue, just chatting while my receiver was re-booted).
He mentioned that the 49ers vs Broncos game was going to blacked out in both teams home market. He also mentioned the game would be shown on a local denver channel (not nfl network) but he wasn't sure about the 49ers.
[ Edited by nflguy49 on Aug 14, 2009 at 5:16 PM ]