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#1 OFFLINE   Rangers94

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:30 AM

So Sunday 3/3 7:30 i got ready to watch the New York Rangers hockey game like i have been doing for 15+ years on DirecTv. At 7:30 my screen went black said game not avail for me searching for other channels. I Called DirecTv talked to a nice guy, he told me even though i live in northern NJ, the game is being blacked out for me cause it is not sold out, but i called a friend a few black away from me that has Fios he was watching it no problem on MSG HD. I did notice a spare hd dvr i have tuned into the center ice channel but it was not HD. So was this just a rare glitch, or ever game not sold out i will no longer be able to see in HD ? If so i might as well just switch to Fios, but i hope it doesn't have to come to that.

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#2 OFFLINE   d2001dstanley

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:57 AM

I think it was a glitch. They seemed to fix it, as later on that night I was able to watch the game on MSG HD. I have seen this happen on rare occasion (for example, they inadvertently blacked out a SEC Network game on MSG, even though I am in market).

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:43 AM

It was a glitch, the SD channel was working fine but for some reason the HD one was not. It was corrected part way through the game.

#4 OFFLINE   Xsabresx

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:46 AM

That game was one big glitch from Directv's standpoint.

The Center Ice schedule said "Sabres feed" and "Rangers feed" both on 776 (and 776-1). The guide had the game listed on 775 and 776. I picked one hoping to get the Sabres feed and got the Rangers feed.

From the CI schedule:

Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers (Sabres Feed) 7:30 pm 776 776-1
Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers (Rangers Feed) 7:30 pm 776
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