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NHL 2008-09 Thread - DTV - Centre Ice

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Oilfan, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Oct 2, 2008 #301 of 1852
    Ice Runner

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    I see the channels, but no games listed yet.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2008 #302 of 1852
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    Yes they are up but mine have almost all of the channel numbers in gray which is the case for channels you don't get. This has me a bit concerned.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2008 #303 of 1852
    TheRatPatrol

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    Yeah mine are too.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2008 #304 of 1852
    dhkinil

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    might be good to know if this is a general issue and therefore it is D*'s doing and they will fix or only a few people have the problem and we need to call D* and get reauthorized??? Did notice they have a lot of CI channels, bodes well for dual feeds.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2008 #305 of 1852
    BruinsHockey08

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    Half of mine are grayed out to, hopefully this is just a minor glitch, we don't need them for 6 days anyway, well I won't since I got sports pack and with CI access I'll just go to those channels since I know some of the numbers, hopefully everything is set by saturday
     
  6. Oct 3, 2008 #306 of 1852
    ryno2292

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    Ok guys quick question for you regarding dual feeds. My local RSN is FSN Pittsburgh, so lets say the Pens are playing whoever and the Pens feed isn't in HD but the other teams feed is. Will I be blacked out on both feeds or would I be able to get the other teams feed in HD? Also when are they going to release the CI schedule? Technically the season does start tomorrow.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2008 #307 of 1852
    dhkinil

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    I doubt you will ever get the other team's feed when the Pens are playing. I am already resigned to watching the Hawks feed on Friday night when the Rangers play the Hawks. My brother lives in Providence, he only gets the Bruins feed when they play the Rangers. AFIK we have never been able to see the other team's feed here when the Hawks are on and as they used to black out all but the rare home game until Bill died, we could not watch the opponents feed on CI if the Hawks were home. As I am not a Hawks fan that was only of theoretical importance anyway. With CI there is almost always a game on I would want to watch.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2008 #308 of 1852
    BruinsHockey08

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    You will only get the FSN PIT feed, the opposing teams feed is always blacked out, plus if it's on CBC's Hockey Night In Canada, that to will be blacked out if carried (going from what I dealt with with cable last year, may be different on DTV). However if you lived in Pittsburgh you should get the FSN Pittsburgh HD feed, and if the game is broadcast in SD watch it on the HD channel anyway since it looks better on the HD channel. Here is another thing to ponder, say for example you don't live in Pittsburgh, and you lived in say Florida because you retired and decided you hated the Pittsburgh winters (not saying this is you but for simplicity reasons I'll go with this example) you will have the choice of both feeds and I'm willing to bet more times than not you'll have a HD feed ready to be watched.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2008 #309 of 1852
    dhkinil

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    Since it does not appear that Saturday's feed on NHL Network is in HD would be good if it showed up in CI in HD or at least we could get to MSGHD.
     
  10. Oct 3, 2008 #310 of 1852
    ryno2292

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    Thanks for the quick replies, I kind of figured that's the way it would work but it's been a few years since I had CI and just figured I'd check.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2008 #311 of 1852
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    My biggest concern is that there will be some major problem with wanting to watch a game on this channel, say Calgary and Edmonton for example, and it was still grayed out and I couldn't get access to the game
     
  12. Oct 3, 2008 #312 of 1852
    dhkinil

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    Well, I am somewhat optimistic, I did express worry about whether we would see the Saturday games and that worked out, although HD would be nice. So I am guessing that D* is aware of the problem, and it will all work out in the end. Of course, I still believe in the tooth fairy.........
     
  13. Oct 3, 2008 #313 of 1852
    birdie_ace

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    I know this doesn't answer your dual feeds question, but at least you know that 49 of the 71 contests will be in HD on FSN Pittsburgh.


    FSN, the exclusive rights holder to Pittsburgh Penguins regional hockey game telecasts, announced today it will telecast a minimum of 71 contests in the 2008-09 regular season. Coverage on FSN begins with the season opening series in Stockholm, Sweden on Sat., Oct. 4 and Sun., Oct. 5. Both games will be against the Ottawa Senators and will be LIVE in high definition at 2:54 PM ET. Coverage will begin at 2:00 PM ET with LIVE Penguins Pre-game shows hosted by Rob King and former Penguin Jay Caufield.

    “Our viewers are craving more HD,” said FSN Senior Vice President & General Manager Ted Black. “This season we will produce 36% more Penguin games than last season in high definition.”

    All 82 of the Penguins NHL games will be televised with a minimum 71 games regionally on FSN Pittsburgh. Versus plans to carry seven games nationally. In addition, the Penguins can be selected for up to four regular season games on NBC. The NHL will offer flexible scheduling again this season for NBC.

    FSN has a record 49 games slated in High Definition this season, including every game on FSN in October. Currently, high definition is available on Armstrong channel 179, Atlantic Broadband 782, Comcast 226/774, Citizen 737, DISH 428 and DirecTV 628. (Edit: I think 628 is incorrect and should be 659)

    Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey return as the Voices of Penguins Hockey on FSN.

    Outside of game coverage, FSN will continue to provide the team and its fans with related programming highlighted by live on-site pregame Savran on SportsBeat shows and extensive post-game coverage on FSN Live: Penguins Post-game. This Fri., Oct. 3 at 7:30 PM, In My Own Words: Sidney Crosby Season III presented by McDonald’s is set to debut. On Sun., Oct. 12 at 10:00 PM, Under the Lights: To Sweden & Beyond presented by Trib Total Media will debut. FSN will continue its Penguins Instant Replay and Penguins Rewind of the games this season.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2008 #314 of 1852
    loudo

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    I wonder how long it will be before we see the DirecTV Center Ice schedule, for this year, on their CI pages. Opening day tomorrow and they still have only last years schedule posted.
     
  15. Oct 3, 2008 #315 of 1852
    BruinsHockey08

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    LOL, I am not to worried, DTV has been good about everything so far in my experience and I doubt they'd goof up a paying sports package, especially with the amount of money we the customers have to pay.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2008 #316 of 1852
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    I hope that was said with your tongue planted firmly in your cheek.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2008 #317 of 1852
    BruinsHockey08

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    Sure was :lol:

    The price we pay for Center Ice is fair considering we get over 1000 games, seems like a small expense for entertainment
     
  18. Oct 3, 2008 #318 of 1852
    dahlemann

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    I agree with that. The cost per game is very reasonable. It is easy to complain about what we don't get, but things have improved tremendously with the CI package and I am grateful.

    I'm excited to see how well the dual feeds work this year. Being an Oilers fan living in Utah, we have not gotten very many Oilers feeds in recent years. I hope that changes with the addition of dual feeds.

    Looking on the bright side, The good news is even if we dont get additional Oilers feeds, almost all of the games are available from the other teams broadcast so I seldom miss one.

    Can hardly wait till the puck drops tomorrow and the season begins!
     
  19. Oct 3, 2008 #319 of 1852
    davidy44

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    For those of you wondering about Hockey Night in Canada. It looks like the NHL Network is going to be showing it in its entirety. No mention of HD. Here's the link:

    I can't post a link but you can find more info at Hockeybuzz.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2008 #320 of 1852
    BruinsHockey08

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    I'm not a huge Ekland fan, but this is good news if it's true but until I see some sort of news from the NHL I'll just consider it a rumor
     

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