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NHL:CI 08-09 DirecTV - Where is the HD?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Sirshagg, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Nov 1, 2008 #121 of 274
    dhhaines

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    Yes.. very sad that the teams don't even get local market coverage.:nono2:
     
  2. Nov 1, 2008 #122 of 274
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    Yeah no kidding. And looking at the 18th, the battle of FL (FL at TB) there is no TV coverage either. Interesting.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2008 #123 of 274
    ohpuckhead

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    That's life in "real America" during football season.:mad: Pretty surprising to see no coverage for the Minnesota Wild.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2008 #124 of 274
    Sirshagg

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    Oooops, a bit late, but here is todays lineup. Only 2 HD games :(
     
  5. Nov 2, 2008 #125 of 274
    Oilfan

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    Actually ALL SIX games have HD feeds. SNET WEST is doing both the Oilers and Flames' games in HD. LEAFTV is HD for the Leafs and SNET PACIFIC has the Canucks game in HD.

    So out of 6 HD games, DTV has two of them.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2008 #126 of 274
    wolfjc

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    Why do all of you keep complaining about the lack of HD feeds from Canada I don't think that we are ever going to see it except when it is on NHL Network this holds true for ALL TV services cable Direct and Dish.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2008 #127 of 274
    Sirshagg

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    All games in HD today!
     
  8. Nov 3, 2008 #128 of 274
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    Yeah but theres only 3 games on. ;)
     
  9. Nov 3, 2008 #129 of 274
    Oilfan

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    I know where you are coming from. However #1 - Title of the thread is "Where is the HD?" However #2, 14 months ago, there were no dual SD or HD feeds ever. Today there are. This board was a huge reason that exists now.
     
  10. Nov 3, 2008 #130 of 274
    FLWingNut

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    I've learned not to trust the on-screen guide as to if a game is in HD or not. The Vancouver-Detroit game last night was listed as HD, it was on a -1 channel, but was in SD.:(
     
  11. Nov 3, 2008 #131 of 274
    Sirshagg

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    True, but they are all HD.
    Personally I like having games on every night instead of loading up with all the sames on a few nights. This way it's spread out and easier to catch more games.
     
  12. Nov 3, 2008 #132 of 274
    Sirshagg

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    :nono2:
     
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    Oilfan

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    Generally, nhl.com has it right. I do prefer that the -1 are included even if it is just downres or whatever of the SD feed as the PQ is better than just straight SD.

    But, to your point, the guide isn't always right when it comes to the HD symbol. I am not usually disappointed because I am nerd enough to check nhl.com sked regularly.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2008 #134 of 274
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    You guys should thank Direct and Dish I just checked the Time Warner web site in Cincinnati and found that their CI package has ONE HD channel so that's all you can get from TW.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2008 #135 of 274
    Sirshagg

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    I agree NHL.com is usually correct and that's why I use their schedule. There were a few teams that made late HD additions that didn't seem to make their schedule though.

    As for the DirecTV guide (Center Ie schedule, online schedule, DVR guide) - They have all been so far off that I don't even bother any more. What really craks me up is when there are two RSN's covering the game but only one is in HD. They often list two CI HD channels (obviously only one is really HD) but the RSN channel which is really HD generally doesn't have the HD icon. Priceless!
     
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    Tomorrow.:(
     
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    Thursday. It's really a shame that we are not getting these HD Canadian feeds :(
     
  18. Nov 6, 2008 #138 of 274
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    Its a shame that FSN doesn't show all home games in HD. I thought FSN upgraded their Houston control center to be able to handle more HD games?
     
  19. Nov 6, 2008 #139 of 274
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    The lack of HD games on the HD channels is really getting a bit ridiculous. Once again tonight, Kings game 783-1, labeled as HD but, yet again, it's not. Also the St. Louis feed is on 784-1, yet is not in HD. However that game is not labeled as HD, in the guide, but then why bother with the -1 channel, if it's not gonna be in HD, to being with.

    Honestly, when I see a -1 channel, I expect to see an HD game. I have been VERY disappointed at the LACK of HD on the late(10pm+) games, so far this year.
     
  20. Nov 6, 2008 #140 of 274
    Oilfan

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    Well, we can't blame DTV for FSN not doing more games in HD. I'd rather have DTV put those downres games in as the PQ is better than regular SD and as well, I don't want them guessing whether a game is in HD or not and guessing wrong.

    So, while I understand your frustration, I couldn't disagree more with why bother with the -1 statement. I mean what does it hurt?
     

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