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2009 NHL Playoffs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by mgoblue99, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. bbq-allstar

    bbq-allstar Legend

    Jun 29, 2006
    I'm at work trying to set my dvr to record VSHD (Ch 604) for todays game... however, Ch604 does not show up on the online guide!!! Is anyone else getting this? I don't want to record the SD feed on Ch 603!!

  2. dvdmth

    dvdmth Icon

    Jul 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Versus (both SD and HD) is on 603, not 604. Channel 604 was used back when Versus and Golf Channel had a single shared HD feed (Golf was on 605 back then).
  3. bbq-allstar

    bbq-allstar Legend

    Jun 29, 2006
    I believe you are right, but this is from the D* website - which must be old:

    Brings scenic outdoor adventure indoors -- 24 hours a day. Includes family-oriented "how-to" information for the camper, angler, climber, bicyclist, hunter, photographer, skier, sailor, kayaker and more. (Available in HD on ch. 604*)

    There was a choice on the online guide for VS (603) or VSHD (603) last week when I made other dvr scheduling. There was also two listings of the NHL game, one with and without the "HD" next to it.

    My confirmation email from last week even says:

    Dear XX,

    We have received your record request from directv.com. Please see the details of your request below:

    NHL Hockey on Channel 603 VSHD on 4/19/09 at 4:00 PM PDT

    Now I only have an option for VS (603), no VSHD (603)... oh well, I'll give it a try and and see if my DVR records the HD channel by default...
  4. blackhawkzone

    blackhawkzone Godfather

    Nov 29, 2007
    This is from the press notes that the Canes put out for tonight's game

    Broadcast Notes: The Hurricanes’ television partner, Fox Sports Carolinas will carry every game of Carolina’s series against New Jersey, including Game 3 and Game 6 in high definition. As always, play-by-play voice John Forslund will call all of the exciting action and former professional goaltender Tripp Tracy will provide analysis for Hurricanes games on Fox Sports Carolinas.

    So if it doesnt show up, dont blame Directtv, although a lot of people always do.
  5. recorder

    recorder AllStar

    Nov 1, 2008

    You don't care???

    If Da Hawks beat the Canucks, and IF the Ducks beat the Wings, do you really think the Ducks would NOT be worth caring about to some degree?;)
  6. Eksynyt

    Eksynyt Icon

    Feb 8, 2008
    Looks like it's in HD on FSN Carolinas tonight...nice!
  7. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    When it comes to the playoffs do we really need 5 networks showing the same game??? Wouldn't one nationwide network be enough??? If the games are on Vs. does the RSN really need to show the same game? Oh well, I guess its all about the money and regional rights.
  8. cmasia

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    The answers to your 3 questions are:
    1) Yes
    2) No
    3) Yes

    If a local network has spent the money, time and effort to cover a team during the regular season, they should be rewarded with the ability to cover the playoffs. And local fans should be able to see their local coverage.

    Are there any baseball fans thrilled with "National Only" post season coverage?
  9. psuscott0483

    psuscott0483 Godfather

    Apr 16, 2009
    did anyone catch the "live look-in" on versus? they showed like two minutes of the game then went to highlights of other games while the devils were playing. i didnt pay close attention, did they show the last minute and a half of the game where the whole series was decided? 2 goals by carolina in 40 seconds...WTF :mad:
  10. dhkinil

    dhkinil Icon

    Dec 17, 2006
    well, i am a rangers fan and prior to Brashear would have pulled for the Caps throughout. Fortunately the Canes won so I can root for them. If they are out I will probably root for whoever comes out of the west.
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    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Where'd everyone go? :)

    What do you guys think of the new Vs. score banner at the top?
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    SirJW Legend

    Nov 13, 2007
    It looks better and is less obtrusive but IMO, it's still too low.
  13. May 3, 2009 #213 of 282

    flipptyfloppity New Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Ugh. NBC is burping during the Wings game right now.

    I checked, it's on the OTA feed too. Is it a national issue or just Bay Area 11?
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    vansmack Godfather

    Aug 14, 2006
    I see it too, but I'm Bay Area. I was wondering if others were reporting it, or if it's just us.
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    dubber deux

    dubber deux Icon

    Mar 7, 2009
    Note to VS: look at what TSN in Canada uses and copy it ASAP.
  16. May 3, 2009 #216 of 282
    Jimmy 440

    Jimmy 440 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2007
    Detroit gets stunned in the 3rd OT.Anaheim ties up the series 1-1
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    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Detroit was probably getting tired.
  18. May 4, 2009 #218 of 282

    recorder AllStar

    Nov 1, 2008
    Slimmer, for sure.

    What I really hate is those obtrusive banners they flash across the bottom 1/3rd of the screen during the game!!
    WTF are they thinking?
  19. May 4, 2009 #219 of 282

    recorder AllStar

    Nov 1, 2008
    Happened in Orange County, too.
  20. May 4, 2009 #220 of 282

    recorder AllStar

    Nov 1, 2008
    It is a fact. The Ducks have NOT lost to the Wings in OT at the Joe since the 90's!
    In playoffs they are 5-2 at the Joe.
    They just might be playing the Hawks for the Western Div. Final round:D

    Today the Wings....
    Tomorrow the CUP!!!!

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