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NHL Center Ice

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bigben7, Oct 4, 2007.

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  1. JMartinko

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    Although we of course can call or write D* (seems like this is getting to be a nightly practice, let me post the form letter from my buddy John B in advance just to save us the trouble....

    :beatdeadhorse:
     
  2. MrBill64

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    on the phone here
     
  3. wilbur_the_goose

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    )(*&(* (*&$ %^%&(*$ )(*&(#&$ ($$(*& *%()*@#$

    **** **** ****

    Bruins/blackhawks In Hd Is Blacked Out. Why, Why, Why!

    Honestly, D*'s sports programming department needs a new VP or something, because the current person is NOT doing their job.
     
  4. Oilfan

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    Just so you know but getting that Canadian decoder for a few grand would mean a few hundred NHL HD feeds, Toronto Blue Jays HD feeds for 100+ games, that number will be higher in 08, and Raptors HD games, so it would improve every sports package.
     
  5. bosco10021

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    Same here ...no game in HD on 764.1 and 623 (NESN HD)....

    WHY ??

    It is being broadcast in HD per NESN website. http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/programming/onair/daily_view.html?10,25,07


    NESN Programming for October 25

    Time Program Info
    12:00 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    12:30 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    1:00 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    1:30 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    2:00 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    2:30 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    3:00 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    3:30 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    4:00 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    4:30 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    5:00 AM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    5:30 AM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    6:00 AM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    6:30 AM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    7:00 AM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    7:30 AM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    8:00 AM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    8:30 AM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    9:00 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    9:30 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    10:00 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    10:30 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    11:00 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    11:30 AM PAID COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
    12:00 PM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    12:30 PM NESN SPORTSDESK {HD}
    1:00 PM SOX APPEAL {HD} (R)
    CASTING SPECIAL
    1:30 PM SOX APPEAL {HD} (R)
    2:00 PM WALK-OFF SOX (R)
    SCHILLING DEBUT VS. TORONTO (4/11/04)
    4:00 PM WB MASON EXTRA INNINGS {HD} (R)
    4:30 PM GRANITE CITY EXTRA INNINGS EXTRA {HD} (R)
    5:00 PM THE GLOBE 10.0 {HD} (DB)
    5:30 PM OLYMPIA SPORTS PRESENTS THE {HD} (L)
    BOSTON GLOBE PRE-GAME SHOW
    6:30 PM W.B. MASON BRUINS FACE-OFF LIVE {HD} (L)
    7:00 PM BOSTON BRUINS HOCKEY {HD} (L)
    CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS. BRUINS
    9:30 PM GCE BRUINS OVERTIME LIVE {HD} (L)

    10:00 PM BRUINS CLASSICS (R)
    B'S ADVANCE TO CONF. FINALS AT MONTREAL (4/13/04)
    11:00 PM THE GLOBE 10.0 {HD} (R)
    11:30 PM W.B. MASON EXTRA INNINGS {HD} (L)
     
  6. bwaldron

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    Yep. It is good that they are trying. Their execution, however...not good, not good at all.
     
  7. bwaldron

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    It also adds some non-Jays HD baseball (e.g., selected NESN games) on Sportsnet as well -- though that shouldn't be important next year for EI folks.

    (Though I have Star Choice, so don't get Raptors HD)

    And the cost is far less than a few grand (though it used to be cheaper before the loonie started doing better vs. the US dollar).
     
  8. FUCCO

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    blacked out for me in buffalo as well. I get only the 2 sd feeds
     
  9. bwaldron

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    Because their authorization system is clearly FUBAR.
     
  10. JMartinko

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    "Why, Why, Why!"

    Hi, I'm XXX from Directv and the answer to you question is
    "because, because, because, we have our heads up our.........:beatdeadhorse:"

    Complaint phone call once again made and recorded. I wish someone could just invent a D* phone calling machine that could dial D* each night about 5PM MDT and play a pre-recorded message telling them to get their blacked out channels fixed correctly for the evening. I could just set it to automatic.
     
  11. bosco10021

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    I tried also...reason given from CSR ...The game is not being broadcast in HD, even though the NESN webite says so. ( see my previous post).

    Mr Bill64 what did you find out ?
     
  12. MrBill64

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    on phone with supervisor......time will tell if he can get it working
     
  13. MrBill64

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    He came back on the phone and said even he is getting the same message as I am on his screen. Too funny, D* is blacked out too.
     
  14. anastasio24

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    ask them to watch the sd feed and look in the upper right hand corner and ask them what HD stands for.
     
  15. cmasia

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    On the phone with a rep as I type....

    Told him the channel - 764-1 - is N/A nationwide, citing the locations of the above posts.....

    He's "checking"............

    While I'm waiting....... Amazingly, CSN Chicago, my RSN, actually is showing this in HD on 640 in Indianapolis.

    Been on 5 minutes..... he just put me on hold...... said he wants to check a TV......

    5 minutes later.....Rep is telling me it is blacked out there as well. Says it's not a D* issue.

    Back on hold again....
     
  16. jf222

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    CSR gave me technical service - said he would send email to the engineers about the "mess-up" I described - asked that he call, but was told he could only send email - anyone know the email address of the NHL person responsible for Center Ice - If we start at the very top - maybe they can push for "doing it right"
     
  17. sdk009

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    Then ask them why the game is listed on the NHLCI Channel 764-1, only to be blacked out. If they had no plans to air the game nationally on CI, why have it appear on the EPG?

    The Pens-Maple Leafs game is on in HD, though, on 769-1.
     
  18. keep amonte

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    I am on with CSR regarding hawks game, this is really frustrating!
     
  19. MrBill64

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    Supervisor could not get the channel to work and is escalating it up to a HD tech. He is supposed to call me if they get the game back on. I am going to ask for some sort of credit be applied to my account for my troubles. I suggest everyone else do the same.
     
  20. kaa1954

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    Tell him Boooooo for me.
     
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