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#26 OFFLINE   dvdmth

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:41 AM

Regarding the "Exclusive" games:

http://en.wikipedia...._of_the_Week.22


I know about that. In years past, the exclusive window affected games that started within 2 hours of the Versus game's start time. Tonight's game on Versus is at 7:30PM, and there's another game at 7:30PM with local TV coverage (Canucks at Flyers on CSN Philly). Thus, the Versus exclusive window is not in effect tonight, at least not in the same way it was in past seasons.

I looked through the full schedule now, and it looks as though what was posted earlier (games affected only when they start at 7:00PM) might be true. I was able to find two other games scheduled on a Wednesday at 7:00PM that lacked TV (Phoenix @ Carolina and Florida @ Carolina). In each case the game was the only one at 7:00PM that night. That being said, I found several other Wednesdays in which this did not apply - games scheduled at 7:00PM with local TV. So, I guess the Versus thing only applies on certain Wednesdays and not others. (There were also a number of Wednesdays without any games at 7:00PM.)

I still think it's silly. Why in the world would Versus have an exclusive window that only affected games at 7:00, especially when their own game is at 7:30?

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#27 OFFLINE   Grafixguy

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:27 PM

Well pardon me for trying.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 03:40 PM

this is off topic, been when are we going to be able to remove those score tickers??? These channels should give you the option without having to zoom in and mess up the picture.


I'll give you one worse. First game of the season, Isles v. Panthers, and the MSG+ feed is "blacked out" in Nevada for unknown reason (Dolans suck, cough, cough), so gamesearch found the Panthers boradcast. Unfortunately, the Panthers broadcast has closed captioning embedded across the bottom 1/3 of the screen. Its in the broadcast, so no way to turn it off. And to top it off, the captioning is about 30 seconds delayed from the action. I guess the median age for a Panthers fan is around 90, so they need the CC to know what's going on, but come on!

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:51 PM

this is off topic, been when are we going to be able to remove those score tickers??? These channels should give you the option without having to zoom in and mess up the picture.


You'd think in 2011 with ESPNEWS, smartphones, and iPads that the demand for tickers would decrease but it seems to have gone in the opposite directions. Are people really so ADD now that they have to see every score to every game at all times? Those tickers really are distracting and make broadcasts look cheap.

The NFL on Fox's new 10% of the screen always-on bright colors ticker is the worst offender of all. :nono2:

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:42 PM

Well it's on 771-1.

Oh my GOD.

Complete abortion of a broadcast. SD stretch vision that appears to be a simulcast of the luxury box feed.

Shoot me now.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:46 PM

When they originally went from both games to just one, lots of callers into Bettman complained. His answer was that their studies showed more people wanted to watch NHL Live than the second game (which was available on a CI channel).


My studies showed that NHL leadership has no frickin idea what fans want.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:34 PM

And that was/is my thought. However when we discussed this here two years ago, there were a number of members here who stated they'd rather watch NHL Live to keep up on all the games on a Saturday night. Personally, Fri & Sat are the only two nights I can watch the west-coast games, so I'd much rather have live games than a show I'll be able to watch multiple times on Sunday before noon.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:57 PM

And that was/is my thought. However when we discussed this here two years ago, there were a number of members here who stated they'd rather watch NHL Live to keep up on all the games on a Saturday night. Personally, Fri & Sat are the only two nights I can watch the west-coast games, so I'd much rather have live games than a show I'll be able to watch multiple times on Sunday before noon.


I remember that as well. I have no doubt that the the majority of NHL fans are in the central and eastern time zones, but for us out West the second game is 7:00PM Prime Time on Saturday. While there could be an argument for folks preferring On The Fly highlights at 10:00 in the East, for us, losing the second game was especially tough.
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:41 AM

I tried watching some of the Columbus game last night and the picture was stretched. Not true HD

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

OK, this is really getting screwy. Looking at the CI listings, I see...TWO Canadian HD feeds tonight? Flames/Habs AND Jets/Hawks? And what happened to the Canucks/Red Wings game? It was listed last night, but it isn't there now. And I don't see an HD feed for the Jackets/Stars game Saturday, even though FS Ohio has it in HD. And why is the second half of the HNIC doubleheader on Saturday shown to be in HD, but not the first half? I don't know how much of this can be trusted. You'd think someone there knows what they're doing by now.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:45 AM

OK, this is really getting screwy. Looking at the CI listings, I see...TWO Canadian HD feeds tonight? Flames/Habs AND Jets/Hawks? And what happened to the Canucks/Red Wings game? It was listed last night, but it isn't there now. And I don't see an HD feed for the Jackets/Stars game Saturday, even though FS Ohio has it in HD. And why is the second half of the HNIC doubleheader on Saturday shown to be in HD, but not the first half? I don't know how much of this can be trusted. You'd think someone there knows what they're doing by now.


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:51 AM

OK, this is really getting screwy. Looking at the CI listings, I see...TWO Canadian HD feeds tonight? Flames/Habs AND Jets/Hawks? And what happened to the Canucks/Red Wings game? It was listed last night, but it isn't there now. And I don't see an HD feed for the Jackets/Stars game Saturday, even though FS Ohio has it in HD. And why is the second half of the HNIC doubleheader on Saturday shown to be in HD, but not the first half? I don't know how much of this can be trusted. You'd think someone there knows what they're doing by now.


Canadian HD feeds have been showing up in the online and on screen guides on a regular basis but by game time they are gone. This is poor, very poor. Why put them in if they aren't going to be shown?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

OK, this is really getting screwy. Looking at the CI listings, I see...TWO Canadian HD feeds tonight? Flames/Habs AND Jets/Hawks? And what happened to the Canucks/Red Wings game? It was listed last night, but it isn't there now. And I don't see an HD feed for the Jackets/Stars game Saturday, even though FS Ohio has it in HD. And why is the second half of the HNIC doubleheader on Saturday shown to be in HD, but not the first half? I don't know how much of this can be trusted. You'd think someone there knows what they're doing by now.


Calgary/Toronto is listed in HD.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:08 PM

Calgary/Toronto is listed in HD.


I know it is....but don't expect to see it by the time the puck drops.... I hope I'm wrong but....

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:16 PM

I know it is....but don't expect to see it by the time the puck drops.... I hope I'm wrong but....


Toronto is the only Canadian HD we get from Rogers. The equipment is already in place to get the Blue Jays games for Extra Innings.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:20 PM

What hockey fan would rather watch NHL On The Fly after the 7pm HNIC game instead of another game at 10pm? C'mon, NHL Network, just stick the scores in the crawl and show the 10pm CBC HNIC game in HD.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:29 PM

What hockey fan would rather watch NHL On The Fly after the 7pm HNIC game instead of another game at 10pm? C'mon, NHL Network, just stick the scores in the crawl and show the 10pm CBC HNIC game in HD.


I totally agree but I'm afraid we are now flogging the proverbial dead horse.

The NHL Network thinks that to grow the game they need to show American teams and On the Fly rather than HNIC. Sad I know....but true....

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

In one way I really agree with the NHL Network. There is a need to grow the game in the U.S. and that is not going to happen if the non CI fan gets to watch Leafs Sens on a Saturday night regardless of whether it is in HD, SD or B&W. Ergo, I really don't care what they show on NHL Network, I would be just as happy to put everything from 5:30 Central time until the end of the second game on a CI channel with the hd feeds available. Even if you don't want to watch the Leafs play Florida, you really need HD to fully appreciate Don Cherry's outfits each week. Those of us who watched a lot of HNIC OTA while in college near the Canadian border have a certain nostalgia for it, regardless of who is playing.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:23 PM

well the Devils feed is in HD, so there is hope for the Rangers game this weekend

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:31 PM

TSN is in HD!

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:46 PM

TSN is in HD!


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:57 PM

They are blacking out the commercials. Will they black out the intermissions too? If they do, I definitely won't be buying for Center Ice.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:06 PM

They are blacking out the commercials. Will they black out the intermissions too? If they do, I definitely won't be buying for Center Ice.


I'm sure they will show the intermission stuff (because they will be "on air") but it is weird they are blacking out the commericals? Wonder why that is?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:08 PM

They are blacking out the commercials. Will they black out the intermissions too? If they do, I definitely won't be buying for Center Ice.


no, some feed they just have to black out the commercials you will see that with a few teams, Ducks, Stars when they use there MY9 feed

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:08 PM

I'm sure they will show the intermission stuff (because they will be "on air") but it is weird they are blacking out the commericals? Wonder why that is?


I purchased NHL Game Center Live on opening day thinking I could get all the Canadian games in HD only to find out they blacked out both the commercials and the intermissions on HNIC. I called and cancelled.




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