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NHL Playoffs on Versus in HD


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#26 OFFLINE   anastasio24

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 05:38 PM

My genius CSR told me that even thought Vs. is a national channel and I can get the SD feed and I have the CI package that I can't get the game in HD because Detroit is not in my local market. Of course this hasn't stopped me from getting the HD feed all year and last year.

They really have no clue over there do they?

So much for being "A" list.

Sounds like I need to find a way to get a Star Choice dish...

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 05:51 PM

UPDATE - Just got off the phone with Versus rep - D* decided not to play the game in HD tonight - it will be tomorrow night and Versus will post the correct scheduling on there web site

Wish D would tell there CSR's so they can tell us
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 05:54 PM

Thanks for the update, I wish it were better news. I would have liked to see Detroit in HD tonight on 95.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 05:57 PM

Same here - was looking forward to HD RedWings style - glad I was home because I had it switched to record while watching the Tigers play
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 05:59 PM

Can anyone explain how this is good for DirecTV and why they might make such a decision? I could possibly understand if they were showing anything else on 95. As a hockey fan, I am all too aware that the ratings stink. I could even deal with this just a little bit if they were showing baseball instead. But showing nothing in place of a game they could show in HD and likely show for no additional cost?

How does this make sense?

Can anyone tell me if this on HD on Comcast, Dish Network or any other US system?

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 06:03 PM

It was mentioned on the other thread that neither D* OR E* are carrying Vs HD Hockey tonight or tomorrow.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 06:09 PM

It was mentioned on the other thread that neither D* OR E* are carrying Vs HD Hockey tonight or tomorrow.


Anyone know if Comcast is showing this game in HD?

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 06:20 PM

I just got off the phone with a CSR. She said that the HD programming in D* was cancelled. Last night the first game started late (because of the overlap from the MLB game) and tonight it was a cancellation of the NHL game, even though nothing else is on. Let's all make a lot of calls so that they get it straightened out. The more calls and more demands, the sooner they will start getting this correct.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 06:26 PM

I just got off the phone with a CSR. She said that the HD programming in D* was cancelled. Last night the first game started late (because of the overlap from the MLB game) and tonight it was a cancellation of the NHL game, even though nothing else is on. Let's all make a lot of calls so that they get it straightened out. The more calls and more demands, the sooner they will start getting this correct.


They're not even showing baseball tonight in HD apparently.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 06:34 PM

Not DirecTV's fault at all.

VsGolf is the HD channel for Versus. They are showing Golf instead of the hockey game.

This was an issue with *all* providers. Dish, DirecTV and cable. They can't show the hockey game if the stupid channel is showing golf.

InHD *is* showing the Wings game in HD on some cable systems.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:05 PM

Not DirecTV's fault at all.

VsGolf is the HD channel for Versus. They are showing Golf instead of the hockey game.


What is VsGolf Channel? Never heard of that one before. Seen The Golf Channel and Versus, but not VsGolf. Don't even see anything on their web site about it.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:26 PM

What is VsGolf Channel? Never heard of that one before. Seen The Golf Channel and Versus, but not VsGolf. Don't even see anything on their web site about it.


Its a new channel only a few months old...During the Day hours it will have golf programming. Past 7pm it will have Versus programming. It will be an HD channel. D* has an agreement to carry it after the birds go up.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:42 PM

Its a new channel only a few months old...During the Day hours it will have golf programming. Past 7pm it will have Versus programming. It will be an HD channel. D* has an agreement to carry it after the birds go up.


Great, looking forward to that one.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:14 PM

Might be some, but they will always have to give for baseball, unfortunately. Tonight, they had a nice D* logo complete with elevator music for the Vs. HD game on 95. I think the logo was in HD, though.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:23 PM

Might be some, but they will always have to give for baseball, unfortunately. Tonight, they had a nice D* logo complete with elevator music for the Vs. HD game on 95. I think the logo was in HD, though.


Guess we will have to suffer, without much HD hockey playoff games, this year. I am sure once the two new birds are flying, bandwidth is not going to be an issue, for next year. I got both CI and EI, but would like to see more CI HD this time of the year. After Lord Stanley's Cup has been presented, then I will switch into baseball mode.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:03 PM

Great, looking forward to that one.


http://www.tvpredict...ersus011607.htm

Comcast owns both The Golf Channel and Versus. But DIRECTV is expected to carry the new split HD channel at some point.


There is a press release around saying they signed a deal.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 11:29 PM

Might be some, but they will always have to give for baseball, unfortunately. Tonight, they had a nice D* logo complete with elevator music for the Vs. HD game on 95. I think the logo was in HD, though.


Yes, since they're charging extra for HD baseball, I'm not surprised it is getting priority.

This is the time of year I'm thankful that I have kept my Canadian (Star Choice) system -- have been watching lots of HD hockey on CBC and TSN the last few evenings.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 05:48 AM

Well this time last year I was watching crappy sd hockey on my old tv, so now I get to watch crappy sd hockey on my new bigger HD tv! Life is good! Hopefully next year I will be watching HD playoff hockey. One can only hope!
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 06:58 AM

Customers who subscribe to the basic MLBEI package AND have MPEG-4 capability will get the games in HD on Channel 95; they don't need to have the "Superfan" for that. The games that are part of the "Superfan" HD package are those shown on 731, 732 and so on.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 07:13 AM

I emailed Directv about this, asking them to put HD games on channel 95. The response surprised me a little:

Thanks for writing about NHL Center Ice. I understand that getting NHL games in HD is important to you .Please be advised that you may get some NHL games in high definition (HD) on Ch. 90-99. For example, when Versus broadcasts a game in HD, we may carry the HD feed on Ch. 96. However, NHL Center Ice subscription does not include games in HD.

I feel sure I've seen games on 95 this year other than Versus - local Fox Sports broadcasts. Am I imagining this?

The year before the lockout, when the NHL was on ESPN, I recall getting quite a few playoff games in HD. It's disappointing 3 years later to have things moving backward when HD technology has advanced so much. The NHL needs to get back on a real sports network.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 08:58 AM

Customers who subscribe to the basic MLBEI package AND have MPEG-4 capability will get the games in HD on Channel 95; they don't need to have the "Superfan" for that. The games that are part of the "Superfan" HD package are those shown on 731, 732 and so on.


95 is not an MPEG4 channel. It is MPEG2. As is 94 which has provided some games recently. 730 and 731 are simply remappings of 94 and 95 to a second portion of the guide (with some guide filtering apparently applied). The games that are seen on 95 are seen on 731; the games on 94 are seen on 730.

MPEG4 is required for HD games from local RSN(s) on channels 96 and/or 97, if available to you (and your RSN is not a full-time HD channel like NESN).

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 10:26 AM

I think it was a vs. problem, my buddy with cable said his HD feed was out. Bottom line, until the new capacity gets up, no sports fan will be satisfied with happens.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:16 AM

So last night i got pissed because i thought the sabres would be on in HD tonight so i looked through all the HD channels and there was nothing... so i was thinking of calling this morning but to my surprise it will be on CH 94 tonight... which is an MLB channel.
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:20 PM

pens vs sens game isn't in the guide yet (6pm game i think).... i didn't get the watch much of this game yesterday b/c i was watching the rangers v thrashers game and was hoping to catch the HD feed of the pens game this afternoon... hopefully they throw us a bone at the last minute.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:28 PM

well based on this http://www.versus.co...icleWrapper.tpl
it should be on versus so hopefully it will be on 93 or 94... and im really pissed b/c MSG decided to pick the game up last night so i got to watch the SABRES in sh!tty SD. They should really allow an HD channel if the "local" is only in SD
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