Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

NHL Center Ice 2012-2013 Pricing


  • Please log in to reply
541 replies to this topic

#226 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

Satelliteracer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 3,042 posts
Joined: Dec 06, 2006

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

GCL?
DIRECTV employee

All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV

...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#227 OFFLINE   Mariah2014

Mariah2014

    Breaking the mold

  • Registered
  • 843 posts
  • LocationSomewhere in Washington
Joined: Apr 21, 2006

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

NHL Gamecenter Live

GCL?



#228 OFFLINE   scottjf8

scottjf8

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 368 posts
  • LocationDallas, TX
Joined: Oct 04, 2006

Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

I canceled CI, might try GCL this year, especially if its free.

#229 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

Lord Vader

    Supreme Member

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 8,449 posts
  • LocationGalactic Empire
Joined: Sep 20, 2004

Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:06 AM

Yup, $59.96 for the half season. The normal price in other years was $79.99 I believe.


If it's true about other providers offering it for free, then this is not good news for DirecTV subscribers.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


#230 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

Hoosier205

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,658 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2007

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:08 AM

If it's true about other providers offering it for free, then this is not good news for DirecTV subscribers.


There haven't been any reports to suggest that it will be free with any provider. I believe Satelliteracer even mentioned that free wasn't on the table with the league. Providers can't just decide what price they want to set.
DTV = Digital Television

#231 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

Mike Bertelson

    6EQUJ5 WOW!

  • Moderators
  • 13,998 posts
Joined: Jan 24, 2007

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:23 AM

I canceled CI, might try GCL this year, especially if its free.


If it's true about other providers offering it for free, then this is not good news for DirecTV subscribers.

According to their website NHL GameCenter is not free...according to the FAQ CT residents will have to pay sales tax. Not sure why only CT residents. :scratchin

NHL GameCenter FAQ

Mike

µß
Since it costs 1.66¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 3.32¢ worth.  That 3.32¢ is my own and not the 3.32¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.


#232 OFFLINE   fireponcoal

fireponcoal

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 747 posts
Joined: Sep 26, 2009

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

If they are connected then I'll consider it.. Would be nice. If not GCL and Fios is a better deal for myself. At least that way I'll actually receive my local team.

#233 OFFLINE   loudo

loudo

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 4,674 posts
  • LocationCentral Maine
Joined: Mar 24, 2005

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

Yup, $59.96 for the half season. The normal price in other years was $79.99 I believe.

Not an issue here. Just looking forward to seeing NHL hockey again.

#234 OFFLINE   JimmyKat

JimmyKat

    New Member

  • Registered
  • 19 posts
  • LocationDavison, MI
Joined: Jan 14, 2013

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

James: Hi. I’m a live DIRECTV product specialist. Would you like my help checking out?



James: Just type your question below.



You: Any word or rumours on how much NHL center ice will be?



You: I have directv, and wasn't sure about keeping NHL center ice



James: You can order NHL Center Ice for one payment of $79.90



You: ok, I'll probably cancel it, thanks for the inf

#235 OFFLINE   dtrell

dtrell

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,199 posts
Joined: Dec 27, 2007

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

I think thats incorrect. Even SatRacer is saying itll be 4 payments of 14.99, or 59.96 If its 60 ill pay it..if its 80 ill be calling retention for a discount.

#236 OFFLINE   JimmyKat

JimmyKat

    New Member

  • Registered
  • 19 posts
  • LocationDavison, MI
Joined: Jan 14, 2013

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

Thanks for the info, I'll call later and talk to retention center!

#237 OFFLINE   bnwrx

bnwrx

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 1,014 posts
  • Locationcolorado, in the mountains.....
Joined: Dec 29, 2007

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

I think thats incorrect. Even SatRacer is saying itll be 4 payments of 14.99, or 59.96 If its 60 ill pay it..if its 80 ill be calling retention for a discount.


SatRacer's post/price may be for auto-renew folks...New subscribers may pay $79.90. Just a thought....

HR44-500 HDMI to Toshiba 42
HR24-100

Directv since 1996(the USSB,Pegasus days...)
...sometimes, there is no answer...
http://woodlandweather.org/


#238 OFFLINE   psunate77

psunate77

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 354 posts
Joined: Aug 18, 2007

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

I am not trying to be a jerk, but after all that has happened and higher rates only way I will renew is if I can get NHL CI for 60.00 and free GCL.

#239 OFFLINE   TANK

TANK

    Icon

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 888 posts
  • LocationFLORIDA
Joined: Feb 16, 2003

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

It is a ratio. Doesn't matter how many there are. If you make the price zero based upon sales for next year, the only way you break even is if half would dump a pay service. Not exactly, of course, but the order of magnitude is about right.


So you have no idea how much it would it cost the NHL in dollars to give all NHLCI subs a free season.

I think it would cost less to give everybody free NHLCI for this season than one day of the lockout cost the NHL.


I have news reports of local business in Phily and PIT each losing a $1 million for every game not played. Hard to imagine what the costs are to every NHL city. A lot of mad owners and employees.

Also read news report of the damage done to the NHL brand. They did survey for the corporate sponsors of the NHL "in order to show what they need to tap into with hockey fans if they hope to regain their former good standing."

The survey was done in Canada.

It's results said "A disastrous map would be the one Level5 created following the BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. It was the worst the company had seen – until it got around to the NHL this month."


If Canadians have turned sour on the NHL,hard to imagine the damage in the USA.


I think the cost of giving us free NHLCI is a drop in the bucket,for what the NHL will spend to rebuild it's brand.

#240 OFFLINE   georule

georule

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,602 posts
Joined: Mar 31, 2010

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

It's results said "A disastrous map would be the one Level5 created following the BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. It was the worst the company had seen – until it got around to the NHL this month."


Yeah, I saw that. Tho don't forget the NHL is the only major sports league to ever lose an entire season over this stuff. I think re the above that a lot of people were "anticipating" and emotionally protecting themselves against a repeat of that.

I think the fans will be back, tho personally I resolved to not take CI this year to make my displeasure known. I cancelled my auto-renew back in October. Maybe next year. I do expect my local RSN to have all the games for my primary team not on national TV. My secondary team (grew up with them) is the Pens --and I'll do okayish from national games with them anyway. I'll just miss a few Pens games I would have otherwise watched, and some "keeping track of the opposition games".
LR(non-CE): HR44, Mits 65C9; Office/FR (CE): HR22-100 + AM21, Mits 60737 + Mits 3DA1 3D adapter. Spare bedroom (non-CE), HR23. Genie WHDVR, wireless networking (yay!)

#241 OFFLINE   bixler

bixler

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,258 posts
Joined: Oct 14, 2008

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

Looks like indemand is selling for $49.99.

http://www.indemand.com/sports/nhl/

Of course, I don't think you receive as many HD games with the indemand version as you do with the Directv version.....if I recall correctly. Something to do with bandwith for the cable providers?
Slimline5.....SWM 8.....SWS-8 8 way splitter
PI feeds SWS-8 splitter and HR 21-100 in Media Room 0x62c 3:59am 12/18/12
SWS-8 splitter feeds HR 22-100 in Family Room 0x62c 3:59am 12/18/12 wireless ethernet connection via Linksys WET610N
SWS-8 splitter feeds HR 22-100 in Master Bedroom 0x62c 3:59am 12/18/12
SWS-8 splitter feeds H 21-100 in Guest Bedroom 0x45d2 3:27am 6/27/12

#242 OFFLINE   TANK

TANK

    Icon

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 888 posts
  • LocationFLORIDA
Joined: Feb 16, 2003

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

Indemand NHLCI $49.99

Does D* price match ?

http://www.indemand.com/sports/nhl/

#243 OFFLINE   fireponcoal

fireponcoal

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 747 posts
Joined: Sep 26, 2009

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

Indemand NHLCI $49.99

Does D* price match ?

http://www.indemand.com/sports/nhl/


Not that I know but have a go, who knows?

#244 OFFLINE   fireponcoal

fireponcoal

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 747 posts
Joined: Sep 26, 2009

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

http://hfboards.hock...9&postcount=475
Just saw this on HFboards


Just got an email from Gamecenter

The NHL season is set to start and once again you can follow the action live with NHL GameCenter LIVE™.

For your convenience, your subscription will be automatically renewed on January 21, 2013 at the 2013 renewal price of $49.99USD with the credit card you have on file. Since you have elected to pay in installments your card will be charged in two installments of $24.99USD.

#245 OFFLINE   la24philly

la24philly

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,708 posts
Joined: Mar 08, 2010

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

Fire, I started with fios this past fall, been a great decision.

they also offer 5 NHL CI channels in HD.

You get CSN and CSN HD the only thing that don't get is TCN HD, but you atleast get TCN SD so that is the only thing, but atleast you can still get it and watch it.

I been doing both NHL CI, and NHL GCL and will continue again.

Directv Premier Sport Packages  NFL ST, MLB EI, NHL CI, NBA LP,

Comcast Triple Play TV ( cheapest tv package for CSN Philly and TCN)


#246 OFFLINE   loudo

loudo

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 4,674 posts
  • LocationCentral Maine
Joined: Mar 24, 2005

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Looks like indemand is selling for $49.99.

http://www.indemand.com/sports/nhl/

Of course, I don't think you receive as many HD games with the indemand version as you do with the Directv version.....if I recall correctly. Something to do with bandwith for the cable providers?

Just saw our local cable outfit, TWC has it for $49.99, but they only offer 1 or 2 games a night in HD.

#247 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

Satelliteracer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 3,042 posts
Joined: Dec 06, 2006

Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

If it's true about other providers offering it for free, then this is not good news for DirecTV subscribers.


They aren't offering it for free. Neither is the NHL. The NHL product will likely be around $50 from what I understand. Of course you are limited to having a decent broadband connection, watching it on your tablet or PC, etc. A good product, but there are tradeoffs. Other distributors likely at $49.99, but most don't have the dual feeds, as much HD, etc.

By the way, the auto renew stuff you will have 30 days from the time it hits your bill to cancel is my understanding.
DIRECTV employee

All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV

#248 OFFLINE   marlen

marlen

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 218 posts
Joined: Sep 02, 2006

Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Any idea when we can expect the DVR guides to be updated with scheduling?

Marlen
HR20-700
HR20-100

#249 OFFLINE   la24philly

la24philly

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,708 posts
Joined: Mar 08, 2010

Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

Any idea when we can expect the DVR guides to be updated with scheduling?

Marlen


I would say as the week goes on.

I noticed Saturday's schedule on NBC now reads NHL Hockey 3pm

Directv Premier Sport Packages  NFL ST, MLB EI, NHL CI, NBA LP,

Comcast Triple Play TV ( cheapest tv package for CSN Philly and TCN)


#250 OFFLINE   bnwrx

bnwrx

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 1,014 posts
  • Locationcolorado, in the mountains.....
Joined: Dec 29, 2007

Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

They aren't offering it for free. Neither is the NHL. The NHL product will likely be around $50 from what I understand. Of course you are limited to having a decent broadband connection, watching it on your tablet or PC, etc. A good product, but there are tradeoffs. Other distributors likely at $49.99, but most don't have the dual feeds, as much HD, etc.

By the way, the auto renew stuff you will have 30 days from the time it hits your bill to cancel is my understanding.


That sounds fair...

HR44-500 HDMI to Toshiba 42
HR24-100

Directv since 1996(the USSB,Pegasus days...)
...sometimes, there is no answer...
http://woodlandweather.org/





Protected By... spam firewall...And...