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Hockey in HD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Peter305, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Mike Al

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    I remember during a Rangers/Sabres game last year they combined the pregame show for both teams using the Rangers announcers and then split up for the actual game. The video feed was shared. Each team used their own announcers and Sam and Joe made reference to the fact often during the game.
     
  2. dhkinil

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    I remember that as well:)
     
  3. PrinceLH

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    Upper NY State, Sabres Feed against New jersey, Rangers in the clear and Islanders blacked out. If this is supposedly the Sabres territory, then explain letting the Rangers feed being available on not the Islanders?
     
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    Monmouth...
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    Awesome!
     
  8. Jimmy 440

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    It boggling,some nights it's in HD,some nights it's NOT ! It's 2012 All games should be in HD 100%
     
  9. TheRatPatrol

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    Picture looks great too.
    North Dakota? ;)
     
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    also why can't WGN HD be part of any out of market pack? Even last year MLB EI did not have it. But did have WGN SD.
     
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    I said HD <lol>
     
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    tonight is a tough one for Blackhawk fans - Is TSN only broadcasting the Canucks in SD this evening?
     
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    Both teams were broadcasting in HD. Just NHL Center Ice didn't have it in HD. I enjoyed the WGN HD feed, but didn't enjoy Vancouver winning the game.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    The NHL (Bettman) needs to step in and tell WGN (or any channel) that if you show hockey it has to be offered in the NHLCI package. Its an American network showing an American team yet we had to rely on a Canadian feed in order to watch in, in SD no less.
     
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    Peter305

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    As a fan of a Canadian team I very much feel your pain. Last night and again tonight I am stuck with th e Penguins feed for their games with the Leafs. Fans of other Canafdian teams get similar treatment. NHLCI on DirecTV is a good product but it could be a whole lot better.
     
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    charlie460

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    I agree, and wish all games had dual feed HD, but I feel it's hard to complain because it's so much better than any other provider: cable usually only has 1 or 2 feeds in HD, DirecTV's product is far, far better and I appreciate that.
     
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    well what do you want the Canadian feed of WGN HD? same as WGN 9 HD OTA?

    indemand only had TSN SD.

    Loacl OTA networks may be some legal areas that makes them hard to show up unless they are the only feed.

    Now maybe if there was some thing like the atlanta braves channel that showed the WTBS game to people in the teams area but not in atlanta DMA then it will be easier to show the games But I thing that channel did not have ad's on it.

    The Chicago teams need a channel / 2 to show the WGN (Chicago only games) and WCIU games for people in the teams area but not in the Chicago DMA but even then there may be some issues in parts as in parts of WI the bulls are blacked out on CSN but you can get the games on WGN / WCIU OTA.

    Also the Superstation rules and maybe even the CRTC Superstation rules maybe part of the mix as well.
     
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    I think the reason people are mad is that D* already has the WGN HD Chicago local signal in their HQ somewhere and is showing it to Chicagoans. Yet for some reason, they never use this signal on any out of market package. OTA games have shown up many times on NHL CI for over a decade now, not sure what the problem is with this one. It seems very strange that the NHL can't use WGN HD considering they used it on NHLN earlier this year.
     
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    I often wonder if its because D* wants eyes on their owned Root RSN?
     
  20. Feb 1, 2012 #600 of 797
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    I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. The feed of WGN isn't the issue. What is the issue is the inconsistency where some nights there are Canadian feeds in SD and HD and other nights there aren't. I really don't like having to listen to the Penguin announcers call a Leafs game. And what is really frustrating is there is no pattern of when there are Canadian fees and when there aren't. I posted this here because the original poster was commenting on not being able to watch the Chicago feed of the Hawks Canucks game last night.

    What's most discouraging is that DirecTV upped the number of Canadian feeds before Christmas and since then they have been cut them back significantly.
     

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