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NHL Center Ice 2012-2013 Pricing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by RACJ2, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. fireponcoal

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    There was a post a few years back in the Center Ice thread that explained the reason why and it did indeed came down to cost.. I believe that some kind sat uplink transmitter(or what have you) was needed and it didn't seem likely that D* was moving in the direction of getting one.

    At this point D* subs should just be happy to receive HNIC HD broadcasts in their entirety. I only wish Philadelphia Flyers fans received games without having to go to such lengths as 'moving' ones address to receive them...
     
  2. ep1974

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    If I remember correctly, HNIC HD broadcasts weren't in their entirety last year. The After Hours show was not always broadcast.
     
  3. Dcm210

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    Even though the season started late,does anyone think DTV is bringing back the Stats channel?
     
  4. trh

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    They do. Only NFL, MLB and NBA games in Toronto are in HD; other games in Canada are in SD.

    :D
     
  5. Chuck W

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    Well, new year, same old idiots at the NHL, Once again, I am completely blacked out of the Penguins/Rangers game on BOTH the NHL Network AND MSG. I am either IN MARKET where I would get the game on MSG or OUT OF MARHET where I would get the game on the NHL Network. I should bot be blacked out of both.

    Why does the NHL continue to be BLIND to this issue of MANY people in CT and other areas around here???

    All of last year, i sent them email after email after email BEGGING them to fix this and they never ONCE responded to me.

    I know this has nothing to do with the CI package but I need to something, so I will be calling and cancelling the CI package in protest until someone can get this straightened out.

    I have 100% had it with this issue.
     
  6. trh

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    gbettman@nhl.com
     
  7. Chuck W

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    Doesn't help. They still ignore it.
     
  8. stoutman

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    What is your zip code ?
     
  9. Chuck W

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    06776. This affects anyone with a "067" based zip code. There may be more as well but I know the "067" for sure.
     
  10. tonyd79

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    That's funny.
     
  11. stoutman

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    I will let them know.
     
  12. Dcm210

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    Even though the season started late,does anyone think DTV is bringing back the Stats channel?
     
  13. bosco10021

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    My auto renewal still is not showing up on my account.
     
  14. RACJ2

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    They have a schedule, but not for many days yet.
     

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  15. loudo

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    Even if they do, the way it has been the last few years, it is not very good. It is usually behind, if it is even up. They need a good mix channel, like EI has.
     
  16. trh

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    This is weird. From DirecTV's web site:
     

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  17. RACJ2

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    I had the same issue.
     
  18. dvdmth

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    You give InDemand way too much credit. They may technically have more HD feeds from Canadian sources (they also have Philly feeds regularly BTW), but as far as I'm concerned, until these HD feeds are widely available, it won't mean a thing. Most cable systems carry very little HD from InDemand. For example, in my area the ONLY HD game today on InDemand's Center Ice package was the Sharks/Flames game.
     
  19. Chuck W

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    Thanks. Hopefully MSG can force the issue. This has been going on way too long.
     
  20. dtrell

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    Well I cracked and went ahead and called retention. I figure its still two months before I have to call them for MLBEI so I have a cushion. CSR took off my CI auto renew, added it back on at 60+tax (about 63), then imediately gave me a CI retention credit that he put it as 63 which the system added tax to to make it 66 credit :) so I ended up getting CI for negative 3 dollars.
    Like I said earlier I wasnt going to waste a retention call for 60 dollars, but it was the principle of the lockout and only having less than 4 months of regular season (along with the continuing rdiciulousness of NBC network games not being on CI (except for Mike Emrick, NBC announcers suck) and very few HD feeds from Canada, and still not having CSN Philly games, and still not showing WGN Blackhawk games (they used to show the SD feed at least, now if they are on WGN you dont get Pat Foley at all unless NHL Network picks up the Chicago home feed...etc etc etc), so I am ok with them giving it to me for -3 dollars. Now the two month wait for the call for EI.
     

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