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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by wilbur_the_goose, Feb 1, 2009.
nbc was able to show MSG HD clips today.
When did that happen?
boy, those Dolans are special. My wife just spent an hour on the phone with her 70 year old mother (Cablevision sub) who couldn't understand why WPVI and WABC were both blacked out. (she lives in Freehold which gets all the NY and Philly locals).
She was a very unhappy camper, but won't switch. Like many seniors, she abhors change.
Wait, did they pull MSG+ HD or MSG HD? My understanding was that it was MSG+ HD.
Is there really a difference to any of us who dont live in NY? Ive never seen an MSG or MSG+ HD on Center Ice. I was thinking about watching the Devils and Oilers tonight, but then I realized it would be a game betwen a Cellar Dweller and a team I dont give a damn about in standard def.
I guess you missed it when MSG HD and MSG+ HD were on NHL CI last year. Both had beautiful HD PQ. Too bad it didn't last long. I hope to someday see MSG HD feeds on NHL CI again. If the fans have to depend on Bettman and Dolan to make it happen, it won't be for a long time.
My memory may be faulty, but didn't we have it for the second half of the 2008 season, then had it for the 2009 season until they yanked it around Jan/Feb? It was real nice while it lasted though.
So far the on screen guide as well as the online schedule has the Sabres/Rangers listed in HD tonight on 775-1 and 776-1. I know we won't see HD, but can't wait to tune in to see what screen we get:nono2:
You'll get the D* logo.
I did mean MSG +
DirecTV and DISH will love this move, all the way to the bank.
Yeah, hopefully that move by CV will drive drones of new NYC subs to D* like what happened when YES Network went live. It couldn't happen to a better guy (Dolan)..
This time last year I was living in an apartment with a view of the southern sky that was blocked by a big assed tree in the yard of the house to the south of my building, so my option was....Cable One...which doesnt even have center ice, wanted $95 for the install, and $80 a month for their HD package which included a pitiful 15 HD channels or so.
So yeah, I missed it.
Every Wild away game and game televised by KSTC I feel your pain tho. I wish Fox Sports North would actually start producing away games in HD.
Who actually blacked out the Rangers/Sabres in HD last night? The game was lit for the first 20 seconds or so then, bam. Is it D* who pulls the feed at the last second or is it Dolans company?
I would assume that it is D*TV because there is no agreement with MSG to use their HD broadcast on CI. That is what we've been bugging Bettman about on the NHL Hour and, unfortunately, he's not moving the rock uphill very fast. Will call again Thursday.
It would have to be DirecTV, as it is their equipment/software that determines who gets it in HD and who doesn't,according to blackout rules and contracts. I am sure it is done by zip codes.
I didn't even see the 20 seconds of HD, but I did get a very sharp picture of the D* logo. I knew that the listing was probably a mistake. But was hoping the bigger mistake would happen and they would actually broadcast the game in HD.
Thanks. I just found it odd that D* would schedule the game in hd then it's gets pulled last minute.
When does Mickey Mouse, I mean Gary Bettman appear on his live call in show? I'd like to ask him what's going on with this issue.
thursday night at 6pm ... feel free to ash but make sure you tell him first you know it isn't a capacity issue for a fact because that will be his answer if you don't say it first ... if you do say it he will probably go with my personal favorite "we are a few weeks away ..."
A simple question that even Bettman should be able to understand is "how is it that the Knicks are on in HD on NBA LP and yet the Rangers aren't on NHL CI if it is a technical or capacity issue". Same building, same cameras, same everything...
I have the SP and the encore broadcast of the Sabres/Rangers game is on MSG channel 634 right how in HD. I wish that they did this on the Sabres MSG channel 638, but unfortunately its only a part time RSN.
I just noticed the same thing...in HD!