2017-18 NHL Center Ice

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  1. Oct 3, 2017 #101 of 355
    stoutman

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    I think more like bald and misshaped step child....

    Still burning over the -1 in the guide in the year 2017....
     
  2. Oct 3, 2017 #102 of 355
    loudo

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    Looks like they are posting the first games now. Starting at channel 769.
     
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    zmancartfan

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    With all due respect (seriously, I mean that), what is the issue with the -1 channels? I can understand wishing for a mix channel, but I don’t have nearly the same hatred as you and others do for the -1’s. IIRC, it has been a couple of years since there were any SD-only games, so I omitted them in a custom guide. I don’t even notice anymore that there is a dash.

    If you haven’t done it, setting up a hockey guide is easy and well worth the time. Mine is set with my local NBC station, NHLN, NBCSN, and the CI channels. Even if I just hit channel up or down, all I see is HD. Come playoff time, I add CNBC and USA. It works like a charm.
     
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    crimpshrine

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    Has anybody seen how long the free preview will be lasting this year?
     
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    trh

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    Im lazy. I've already added those two when I updated my Hockey custom list.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2017 #107 of 355
    trh

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    This is what I saw for DISH. And in the past, they have been the same.

     
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  10. Oct 4, 2017 #110 of 355
    stoutman

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    But, why are they still there? It is a constant reminder that we are the sport relegated to second class status. I don’t have lists.


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  11. Oct 4, 2017 #111 of 355
    zmancartfan

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    Fair enough, and I agree with you that being the only package with SD and HD options does seem second-rate. But having DirecTV carry at least one HD broadcast for every game played for the past couple of seasons has been a HUGE step forward in my opinion.

    As far as not having custom guides, I think you’re missing out on one of the best features available to DirecTV customers. At the risk of sounding like a paid salesman, I can’t imagine going back to not using them. Even outside of the hockey list I have, being able to see only the channels I want to see when I hit the Guide button is invaluable. I couldn’t care less for all of the paid infomercial channels, the home shopping channels, and all of the Cinema channels, so they don’t even show up on my list.

    The only downside is having to edit the list when they add new channels, but I actually think that’s kind of fun. It makes me feel like I’m getting more for my money. :)
     
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  12. Oct 4, 2017 #112 of 355
    cmasia

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    If we must have xxx-1 for CI, wouldn't it make more sense to make the SD version the -1?

    Or are SD receivers unable to find -1 channels?

    On a separate note, no Canadiens' feed for their opener v Buffalo Thursday. Last year we got most of those feeds. Hope this is not the start of a trend.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2017 #113 of 355
    loudo

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    Looks like we will have to rely on NHL-TV for the Canadian feeds. That was the reason I dropped CI years ago, was because of the lack of Vancouver feeds. I have only come back this year, because it also includes NHL-TV.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2017 #114 of 355
    JoeTheDragon

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    I think they can get confused by main in HD and -1 sd
     
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    trh

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    Last year was Oct 12 - Nov 2. More than triple than this year.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2017 #117 of 355
    Visman

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    I am not getting the HD feed 769-1, Have a order screen 721, anyone else getting this.


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    Now, they turn 769 is turned off also. I thought Directv is giving a free preview of NHL Center ice from Oct.4th till Oct 8th.
     
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  18. Oct 4, 2017 #118 of 355
    stoutman

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    Nope, game is in the clear for me.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2017 #119 of 355
    TV_Guy

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    Not for me. I.m getting the order message on SD Ch 769. Was in the clear for the 1st 10 minutes.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2017 #120 of 355
    JVK

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    I'm getting the order screen as well, on both the sd and hd of 769
     

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