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#526 OFFLINE   charlie460

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

CBC HD looks awesome.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

CBC HD looks awesome.


i agree, wonder why they do this just on Saturday nights ?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

Heads Up:

Today's game between the Wild and Blues is listed in the guide on NBCSN at 6 PM ET.

This is wrong.

The game is actually two hours later, at 8 PM ET.

DirecTV's ScoreGuide (red button on sports channels) shows the game at the correct time, as does the schedule on the NHL website. Further, the listings for NBCSN on cable have it at the right time as well. DirecTV's program guide (from Tribune) seems to be the only place that has it wrong.

Those wanting to DVR record this game may want to do a manual recording.

#529 ONLINE   trh

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Heads Up:
Today's game between the Wild and Blues is listed in the guide on NBCSN at 6 PM ET.
This is wrong.
The game is actually two hours later, at 8 PM ET.

Thanks for the catch. The original schedule on NHL.com had the game at 6PM ET.

Not sure when it was changed, but obviously not everyone caught it.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

Well, I called cancelled CI the CSR was more than happy to do so. I also cancelled the HD Extra pak while I was at it(I was a bit surprised they didn't asky why tho).

For those with Gamercenter, anyone else seeing an issue where as the game goes on, on the more popular games seem to get choppy after a while. I'm assuming it's because more people are flooding the stream.

I end up having to switch to the away feed, which is usually smooth as silk. I think people just automatically click the default stream, which is usually the home stream, so that gets overused. I find the away stream is usually quite smooth.

Now if Sony would get off their duff and get the PS3 app up and running already, I would be good. I've had to bring back one of my Boxees from out from the bedroom(relegated them there due to audio drops on HD movie audio), to be able to stream games on the main TV.

What else aggravates me is my Samsung BluRay player HAD Gamecenter last year but dropped it this year, so I'll need to find an alternative for our 3rd TV(I'm limited on that TV too cause it only does 1080i for HD and can't handle 1080p or 720p).

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Now if Sony would get off their duff and get the PS3 app up and running already, I would be good.

Makes you wonder why this wasn't ready to go when the season was suppose to start in October?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Well, I called cancelled CI the CSR was more than happy to do so. I also cancelled the HD Extra pak while I was at it(I was a bit surprised they didn't asky why tho).

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I am not sure why you cancelled both since you could have gotten both free. but to each their own i guess.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Well, I called cancelled CI the CSR was more than happy to do so. I also cancelled the HD Extra pak while I was at it(I was a bit surprised they didn't asky why tho).

For those with Gamercenter, anyone else seeing an issue where as the game goes on, on the more popular games seem to get choppy after a while. I'm assuming it's because more people are flooding the stream.

I end up having to switch to the away feed, which is usually smooth as silk. I think people just automatically click the default stream, which is usually the home stream, so that gets overused. I find the away stream is usually quite smooth.

Now if Sony would get off their duff and get the PS3 app up and running already, I would be good. I've had to bring back one of my Boxees from out from the bedroom(relegated them there due to audio drops on HD movie audio), to be able to stream games on the main TV.

What else aggravates me is my Samsung BluRay player HAD Gamecenter last year but dropped it this year, so I'll need to find an alternative for our 3rd TV(I'm limited on that TV too cause it only does 1080i for HD and can't handle 1080p or 720p).


...why would you cancel something you could have had for free?
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

I am not sure why you cancelled both since you could have gotten both free. but to each their own i guess.


How were you able to get CI for free? I was going to call today and haggle. What approach should one take? BTW, I'm used to the ST dance every August.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

How were you able to get CI for free? I was going to call today and haggle. What approach should one take? BTW, I'm used to the ST dance every August.


I call from time to time, and they always give me lots of credits, etc. Here are the keys to success in this area:

1. Always pay your bill on time. NO exceptions.

2. Be a lunatic like me who pays for the highest programming package, and almost every available sports package as well.

3. When you call...be NICE...do not expect anything, and you will not be disappointed.

4. If they are not helpful just thank them for their time and call back later...play CSR roulette and eventually you usually win.

Every year I call in August and they give me more in credits than I pay for Sunday Ticket. They also give me ESPN Game Plan for free.

In December I received an HR34, free of charge, and they did not take back the HR23 I was using.

When I called in September to complain about GolTV going away they said they would add the Spanish package ($15.99 per month) for free...but unfortunately they said due to my location I would need a dish upgrade, which they also offered to do for free....but I passed.

As in anything else, YMMV.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

I am not sure why you cancelled both since you could have gotten both free. but to each their own i guess.


Because A) we don't watch anything on the HD extra channels at all, so what's the point of having it? Whether I get a few months of free, is irrelevent.

B) I am not about to haggle with Directv about the cost of CI at this point. I am not happy about missing out on the Rangers too many times. Gamecenter allows for a little more "flexibility" ;) in what games I have access to.

This is also for going forward. I have had CI for quite some time and when next year rolls around, they won't be seeing money from me for it. As I said before, if they wanna pinch pennies at my(and many locations in CT's) expense, then it's time I pinch a few pennies from them.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

Took the plunge and bought CI for the season. Couldn't resist.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

When I called in September to complain about GolTV going away they said they would add the Spanish package ($15.99 per month) for free...but unfortunately they said due to my location I would need a dish upgrade, which they also offered to do for free....but I passed.


Shoulda gone for the new dish. New equipment every once in a while is a good thing.

Really only commenting because this is the second time I saw you say your location made a difference. They may have told you that, but it is not true. Everyone needs the same dish/lnb setup to get the same programming everywhere.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Shoulda gone for the new dish. New equipment every once in a while is a good thing.

Really only commenting because this is the second time I saw you say your location made a difference. They may have told you that, but it is not true. Everyone needs the same dish/lnb setup to get the same programming everywhere.


In some locations, local channels require the 5-LNB dish. People in those areas, therefore, already have the necessary dish type to receive the Spanish channels. People in other areas will generally have the 3-LNB (99/101/103) dish and therefore need a dish upgrade. Location does matter in that sense.

This is getting off topic, though (like a lot of stuff in this thread).

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Shoulda gone for the new dish. New equipment every once in a while is a good thing.

Really only commenting because this is the second time I saw you say your location made a difference. They may have told you that, but it is not true. Everyone needs the same dish/lnb setup to get the same programming everywhere.


You sure about that? I was on the phone with them quite a while, and went up the food chain through technical support. They were pretty clear to me that in NJ I would need a dish upgrade.

Not arguing, but you seem pretty sure of yourself....and so did they!


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

You sure about that? I was on the phone with them quite a while, and went up the food chain through technical support. They were pretty clear to me that in NJ I would need a dish upgrade.

Not arguing, but you seem pretty sure of yourself....and so did they!

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You may need a new dish but you would need it if you lived in Arizona. Dishes only get special in the far north (like Alaska) and in Latin America. Maybe they meant cause you lived in the USA. the directv satellites are sitting central to the US. Dishnet requires different dishes because their satellites are not all viewable by all of the country.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

In some locations, local channels require the 5-LNB dish. People in those areas, therefore, already have the necessary dish type to receive the Spanish channels. People in other areas will generally have the 3-LNB (99/101/103) dish and therefore need a dish upgrade. Location does matter in that sense.

This is getting off topic, though (like a lot of stuff in this thread).


I agree with that but it s still the same dish anyone can get. Very few places need the 5lnb unless they want foreign programming. Emphasizing New Jersey is silly.
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