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2013-2014 NHL Center Ice

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by wilsonc, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Oct 1, 2013 #121 of 523
    pappy97

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    That schedule better be wrong as I'm an out of market Sharks fan. Last season if a Sharks game was on CSN-CA HD (Their local affiliate Comcast Sports Network - California), that feed was available on NHLCI. All Sharks games are in HD this season, second consecutive season. I'm gonna be ticked if Thursday night I can't, with NHLCI, simply tune into CSN-CA HD and watch the Sharks iN HD. In last season, I think even the last two seasons, I saw all Sharks games in HD, and all on CSN-CA HD feed unless the Sharks were on NHL Network or NBCSN.

    It's been a few years since there was a situation where the Sharks were in HD locally on CSN-CA HD, but that HD feed was not on NHLCI. And even then, that only happened on rare occurrences in April when NHLCI, MLBEI, and NBALP overlapped. I think the schedule is simply wrong and I bet the other NHLCI regulars here who knows the in's and out's of DirecTV NHLCI also believe the schedule is wrong. They will have CSN-CA HD remapped to 780-1 or whatever the channel is for the Sharks feed.

    I know that doesn't change the situation about DirecTV not picking up the TSN-HD feed, but it's better than nothing for fans of Canadian teams.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2013 #122 of 523
    stoutman

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  3. Oct 1, 2013 #123 of 523
    trh

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    There is only one channel shown - 780. So only one feed. Yes, listed as SD.

    I also know if I look at the 17 games NBC is broadcasting, none if them are listed in HD. But they will all be in HD.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2013 #124 of 523
    pappy97

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    See my post above and stoutman's reply, I believe the schedule is wrong. CSN-CA has the Sharks feed in HD, which is likely the only feed on DirecTV NHLCI (actually I'll say it's the only feed for D NHLCI, period. No way DirecTV's NHLCI is picking up TSN instead of a CSN-CA HD remap for the game). There is no reason for it to not be HD. This isn't April with NHLCI, MLBEI and NBALP competing for remapping spots.

    It wouldn't be the first time a DirecTV NHLCI schedule that is posted online was wrong about the Sharks in HD. Except for games on NBCSN and NHLN, last season (and the one before that) I would watch/record the feed on CSN-CA HD on that channel. Never had a problem.

    P.S. I'm guessing the confusion from whoever did the schedule is that they forgot about CSN-CA HD and mistaken assumed the only feed was TSN-SD (even though they certainly won't use TSN with CSN-CA HD there). Again, wouldn't be the first time the DirecTV NHLCI scheduler posted misinformation related to a Sharks feed.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2013 #125 of 523
    Sandra

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    Previous seasons have taught us not to rely on anything in the schedules, either positive or negative...especially early.


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  6. Oct 1, 2013 #126 of 523
    ep1974

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    Hope you're right. As a hockey fan in general, it would be nice if D would finally broadcast ALL games in HD. I'll believe it when i see it.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2013 #127 of 523
    ep1974

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    You're right. Wonder why they would show it twice??
     
  8. Oct 1, 2013 #128 of 523
    steve_launch

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    Well said. The schedules are always a moving target in the early part of the season.

    Even the On Screen Guide had messed up information for tonight's two CBC games until last night (MTL/TOR and WPG/EDM) . Prior to that, it was showing only the MTL/TOR game for a while, then it was showing only SD feeds of each, and then finally I forced a reboot on my receiver and it downloaded the latest guide info which now appears to be correct.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2013 #129 of 523
    zmancartfan

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    Anybody else use the Directv iPad app to check scores and switch between games? I've noticed overall it and that Scoreguide 2.0 have been showing inaccurate information. For example the ipad app shows only the Caps / Hawks game as being on tonight. No mention at all of the Canadian games even though they apparently will be shown on CI.

    I've noticed it as well with college football games not showing up. I used this app and Scoreguide extensively last year, as it was a great way to switch between close games.

    Anybody else experience this? Any way to get complete info shown?




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  10. Oct 1, 2013 #130 of 523
    blackhawkzone

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    very few raptors games on tsn btw unless that changed this year

    mostly on sportsnet ontario and raptors tv (the canadian version of nba tv)
     
  11. Oct 1, 2013 #131 of 523
    RoyGBiv

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    What I was referring to is that the HNIC feeds usually has had two early games and one late game. One early game was always in HD either on CI or NHL N. The other early game had the other team's feed and not the CBC HNIC feed. Yes, it would be in HD but not the CBC feed. This Saturday has both CBC early games in HD. The first is between two Canadian teams, so that has to be the CBC feed, and since the second one involves the Flyers who have historically not allowed their HD feeds on D*, I am expecting that to also be the CBC HNIC feed, and I am hopeful that we will get both early CBC games in HD going forward and be able to choose the one we want to watch all season long.

    SMK
     
  12. Oct 1, 2013 #132 of 523
    TheRatPatrol

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    HOCKEY IS BACK! :D

    HE SHOOTS AND SCOOOORES!!!

    Love HNIC on CBC!

    :D :D :p
     
  13. Oct 1, 2013 #133 of 523
    charlie460

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    HNIC the way it's meant to be watched, no vertically compressed ticker-laden poor quality crap from NHL Network.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2013 #134 of 523
    hdtimmy

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    Agreed. Great audio. Great video. No crawls. No extra graphics. A 16:9 scorebar position.

    Perfection.

    ...and we get a break from US commercials.
     
  15. Oct 1, 2013 #135 of 523
    Barcthespark

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    I love watching Canadian games (and all international sports teams) in their natural habitat. :righton:
     
  16. Oct 1, 2013 #136 of 523
    zmancartfan

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    Absolutely loving that hockey is back, but I'm a little worried about the iPad app and score tracker from directv. The iPad app doesn't show either Canadian game in the sports section. And the one time I got Scoreguide 1.0 when hitting the red button, it did show both games. Of course it didn't allow me to tune to the channel (check local listings it said). And the times I got Scoreguide 2.0, it didn't list either Canadian game, either.

    Anybody know who to contact? I'd hate to lose the functionality of both the iPad app and Scoreguide. -- especially on the busier nights of games this season!


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  17. Oct 2, 2013 #137 of 523
    stoutman

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    They took down the HD on flyers-maple leafs game. :bang
     
  18. Oct 2, 2013 #138 of 523
    peridoc

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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but I am trying to figure out the best way to record games for particular teams. Of course there are games on NHLN, NBC, Center Ice channels, etc. Anyone figured out a good scheme to autorecord games or do you have to go in and select them one by one? If the best way is one by one, is there a "best" way to do that? Just curious how other D* users are setting up to record their favorite teams with the Center Ice package. Thanks for any ideas.
     
  19. Oct 2, 2013 #139 of 523
    ep1974

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    Grafixguy

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