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Hockey in HD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Peter305, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Dec 4, 2011 #341 of 797
    stoutman

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    The Isle-Jets should have been in the clear too. I have CI, therefore all the games were available in HD for me. It is the only way to get all the games except for the 7 or 8 that the NHL screws us on. Blackouts are based on formula. I forgot the numbers, but we get so many Rangers games and to a slight lesser degree Devils and Isles. The timing of the blackouts are in relationship to when the Sabres are home.

    Yes, I know it is ridiculous. Directv has nothing to do with it. Fans from Lake Placid will of course drive the fourteen hours through the mountains and snow to go to and back from a Sabres game :lol:
     
  2. Dec 4, 2011 #342 of 797
    PrinceLH

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    Sabres were in Nashville and played an hour later then the other teams. Sabres are 200 miles away and the New York based teams are closer to 300 miles. Hell, we're closer to Ottawa and Montreal, than any of the New York based teams. At least I can see Hockey Night In Canada, OTA, on Saturday nights. (Also have a Shaw Direct that gets Habs/Leafs/Sens on a regional basis.)

    Speaking of that arrangement by the three Canadian teams, in Eastern Ontario, why can't it be that way, in New York State?
     
  3. Dec 4, 2011 #343 of 797
    TheRatPatrol

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    Lets hope D* gets Sports Net HD and TSN HD next. There's 2 Canadian feeds of the same game on tonight and neither one is in HD.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2011 #344 of 797
    Cyber36

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    What's the reason again I can't get NHL network without Center Ice?? Funny, I could get it 2 years ago without it............Oh yeah, SD only!
     
  5. Dec 5, 2011 #345 of 797
    charlie460

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    What? I have NHL Network without centre ice.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2011 #346 of 797
    dhkinil

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    I think you have to have CI or one of the upper packages.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2011 #347 of 797
    espnjason

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    I thought one could get NHLN with at least a choice xtra package or the sports pack.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2011 #348 of 797
    charlie460

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    Yes, I'm on Choice Xtra.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2011 #349 of 797
    paakoridge

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    Does anyone know the difference in technology between Versus and, for example, NESN? I watched the VS game last night and, while the HD was good, it seemed 'soft' in picture definition. When I switched over to the Bruins game on NESN, the HD quality was so much better, sharp and crisp. MSG also has this quality, as does SNO.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2011 #350 of 797
    Hoosier205

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    Too many variables. Lighting, cameras, video trucks, uplink chain, compression, etc.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2011 #351 of 797
    lokar

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    I have noticed this too, Versus HD doesn't look as good as the RSNs that are in 1080i (MSG, CSNs).
     
  12. Dec 7, 2011 #352 of 797
    PrinceLH

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    Wonder if they're squeezing bandwidth for VS. I agree, the MSG feeds are the best of all of the RSN's, so is NESN. SNO uses a direct fiber link, as does TSN, when they take the games from the ACC in Toronto. Over the air, CBC's HNIC looks crisper then their satellite feeds. When the Leafs played at MSG, Monday, they were probably taking the MSG feed and using their own graphics.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2011 #353 of 797
    n3ntj

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    Off topic, but don't forget to check out the NHL Hour today @ 6pm ET to hear the backlash over the new re-alignment plan.
     
  14. Dec 8, 2011 #354 of 797
    PrinceLH

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    Was watching the versus feed, on Directv, then watched the versus feed, that TSN was using, on Shaw Direct. The Directv feed was 6 seconds behind the Shaw Direct feed......interesting.....taking time to compress the signal...maybe?
     
  15. Dec 8, 2011 #355 of 797
    Avder

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    Hey Neat, the Nucks @ Habs is in HD tonight. Its the TSN feed. Thats something I dont think I've ever seen on DirecTV.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2011 #356 of 797
    RACJ2

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    Thanks for posting this, as I hadn't noticed that feed. Its rare, but they have used TSN HD feeds this year.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2011 #357 of 797
    Grafixguy

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    I believe that was a regional TSN feed, something that has been appearing more and more this season. It's becoming quite rare to get SD only for any game even one involving Canadian teams.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2011 #358 of 797
    n3ntj

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    More Canadian HD feeds = great!

    Let's hope this continues for years to come.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2011 #359 of 797
    TheRatPatrol

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    At least when two Canadian teams play each other.
     
  20. Dec 9, 2011 #360 of 797
    Peter305

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    I am also grateful for the additional Canadian HD feeds. They have been rare, but it's better this season than ever before so let's be thankful for steps in the right direction.
     

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