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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Peter305, Aug 2, 2018.
Then watch on NHL.TV which has feeds from both teams.
True, but there are a lot of reasons to prefer the DTV feed:
1) DVR. I can start watching before the blackout window is lifted. I can also pause and rewind a lot easier.
2) Data caps. Yep, even in 2019 my internet is capped.
3) Full intermission reports and even commercials.
4) Multiple televisions on at the same time.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the fact that nhl.tv is included. I use it a lot. But I see it as an add-on that creates more value, not a replacement for what I pay for.
Today's Flames game is on SN360, and I can never remember getting a feed from that channel. That's still no excuse.
We've also never gotten a Canadiens' feed from TSN2 either... until this coming Tuesday.
The Habs host the Ducks, and the Ducks are televising OTA on KCOP-13.
The Guide right now says we're only getting the TSN2 feed.
Hopefully, it's not just a one-off.
Yes, all the Canadian feeds are on NHL.tv, but I still prefer to watch on Center Ice for some of the reasons Zman listed above.
Also watching off the DVR has another advantage.
The 30 second skip button is almost always perfect between faceoffs, and is always perfect for the 2 minute commercial breaks during each period.
Exact that's why I love MLB ei via D* vs mlb.tv
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From your statements:
1 - I don't understand this. You don't need a DVR with either .TV subscription. I can go back and watch any game I want. Even from last season. Its like all games are DVR'd for the user. Blackout window? If a game is blacked out, it is because it is available nationally or on your local RSN, correct? If so, with DIRECTV, how do you get to see the away feed? With NHL.TV, you will. After the blackout window has lifted as you mentioned.
Pausing? Its easier on DIRECTV than other devices? Same button. Same function.
Same with rewind. Now there is no 30-second skip on any of my streaming devices, so DIRECTV has that.
3 - I get most (if not all) of the intermission reports. (Two guys from San Jose last night were not very good). Commercials would be good though instead of watching a graphic that says Commercial Break.
4 - You can watch NHL.TV programming on up to 5 devices at the same time. Of course, you have to have 5 different streaming devices in your home.
And I travel a lot. I take a Roku with me if I'm going to be holed up in one place more than two nights. Lets me watch whatever game is on that night.
I also get a 40% military discount on NHL.TV (and MLB.TV).
Blackouts? When the game is complete, it’s not immediately available on nhl.tv or my local fsn app. That’s the blackout I’m refering to in terms of the DVR. I can time shift freely on CI.
Pause button the same? Not sure what you’re taling about. The pause button on my dtv remote doesn’t pause my phone, iPad, ChromeCast, or PS4.
Intermission reports. Yes, most are on nhl.tv. Agreed. But having the local commercials also helps with the overall feel in my opinion.
Five devices. Ok. But that requires 5 different streams. Not everyone has that much bandwidth. And, again, I have a capped internet provider with no other options in my area.
I also didn’t mention the frequent pixellation and other broadcast issues that seem to plague nhl.tv for a lot of people.
I get it that nhl.tv works for you, especially because you travel so much. I like it, too, and I love it when I’m on the road.
I’m also happy you get the military discount. Thank you for your service. Truly - thank you.
I think it would be different for me if I lived outside of my team’s area or if I was dead set on watching a given Canadian feed. As it is, though, I personally am fine just being able to watch a feed as long as it’s HD. And dtv hasn’t had an SD-only broadcast in a few years.
Like I said, it’s a great value add, but nhl.tv just doesn’t work for me as a replacement for CI.
Certainly each individual will have different needs and preferences therefore their own preference on which system to use. I had CI from 1998 until two years ago and loved it.
I still don't understand the blackout comments though. Example: Tampa is playing Montreal and it shown on my local RSN. To watch it live, I have to watch it on that RSN. On both CI and NHL.TV the Montreal channels/feeds are blacked out. But after the blackout window, I can watch the Montreal feeds on NHL.TV. How can you watch the Montreal feeds on DIRECTV?
If you use a Custom Guide and do not include the ESPN Extra channels starting with 788, please take note:
Thursday's CI schedule includes:
Channel 788: Sharks @ Flames - Sharks broadcast
Channel 789: Blue Jackets @ Coyotes - CBJ Broadcast
Channel 790: Blue Jackets @ Coyotes - Yotes Broadcast
HD's are on the -1 channels.
Looks like Bob Cole is retiring at the end of this season after 50 years of broadcasting.
A fond farewell: Leafs pay tribute to legendary broadcaster Bob Cole | CBC Sports
Wow some good games on tonight.
Hockey Day in Canada, Saturday, Feb.9 is starting to populate, and it looks like the entire day will be seen on 769 and 769-1, starting at 1:00 EST.
Here's the schedule:
Scotiabank® Hockey Day in Canada
I think CBC takes a 30 minute national news break around 6:00 EST.
I can understand the data cap part. I'm a victim of that too. But the PQ on an ATV 4K blows away CI. For me it's not even close.
And NHL.TV has full intermission reports. ATV also has a dual feed option.
Did anyone else know that today is Hockey Day in America? I didn’t until I started watching the game on NBC. They didn’t seem to advertise it very well?
The only mentions I saw were promos during other game coverage last week.
BTW, CBC / SN coverage of Hockey Day in Canada last week, with a theme of "Courage" was outstanding.
Here was NBC's press release from Thursday:
NBC SPORTS CELEBRATES HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA THIS SUNDAY WITH NHL TRIPLEHEADER ACROSS NBC AND NBCSN
I saw the "Hockey Day in America" promos yesterday during figure skating.
Today is "Daytona Day" on Fox. I guess NASCAR doesn't matter to NBC during the half of the year where they don't have the races.
Well we certainly don’t have the events or coverage as they do in Canada. Of course hockey is their national sport.
Interesting occurrence tonight.
NBCSN is televising Leafs v Blues.
NHLCI has the Leafs SN feed is on 778-1.
Yet, NHL.tv has all 3 feeds blacked out.
I know NBCSN has "exclusivity" on Wednesdays, but I can't recall having the option to watch an RSN of any other NBCSN game before tonight.
Ugh. No CGY feed tonite against Vegas. Hope the NHL.TV stream is good. Most of the Canadian feeds look good on my 65" Z9D but most of the RSNs are pitiful at 720p.
I am visiting Melbourne Fl, and have CI and NHL TV. On my Roku box NHL-TV app I go to watch the Florida Panther's games and get the blackout message. Where I am staying has Spectrum cable, so I go to FSFL to view it, there is alternative programing on FSFL, and no Panther game. I checked out the NHL Blackout list and it shows the Panthers and Lightning are blacked out in this area. If they are why doesn't Spectrum carry the Panther games on FSFL. Spectrum does carry all Lightning games. Strange, I used to live here and had both teams on DirecTV.
Fox Sports FL web site is showing that they carried Sunday's game and will carry tomorrow's game (10:30pm eastern); what game(s) weren't on your Spectrum cable?