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Status of MSG HD?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by wilbur_the_goose, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Feb 1, 2009 #1 of 1758

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    Any guess if the Dolans will ever let DirecTV get MSG HD again?

    Really stinks not being able to get this channel any more. I really miss the Sabres nd Rangers games in HD.
  2. Feb 1, 2009 #2 of 1758

    cnmurray8 Legend

    Jun 19, 2008
    I was wondering why the last couple of Devils games I watched the HD feed was blacked out. The strange thing is the other day I recorded the replay at midnight and the HD feed was on.
  3. Feb 1, 2009 #3 of 1758

    raoul5788 Guest

    May 13, 2006
    I assume you mean for out of market/CI games since it is still on in the NY/CT dma.
  4. Feb 1, 2009 #4 of 1758

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    MSG HD and MSG+ HD are doing just fine on DirecTV for those whom this is their RSN. The Dolan's have a contract dispute with the NHL and are withholding their HD feeds from Center Ice. It's an issue on all providers that carry Center Ice, not just DirecTV. But for those who get MSG as their RSN are unaffected.
  5. Feb 1, 2009 #5 of 1758

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    The strange thing about the whole issue is, the dispute is between the Rangers and the NHL, but we can get the SD games, but not the HD ones. Usually it is all or nothing, not one of two.
  6. Feb 1, 2009 #6 of 1758

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    I can't wait for this to be settled. I know that this issue is between the NHL and MSG, but I'm wondering if FiOS adding NHL CI has anything to do with this. Just a theory, but I think that Dolan probably sees FiOS as a big threat to Cablevision in the NYC area. He has refused to allow FiOS to carry any of the MSG HD RSN’s.

    Now that FiOS added NHL CI this season, it’s probably hard to justify allowing other providers to carry MSG HD games on NHL CI, but not FiOS. So rather then give in to FiOS, they pulled it from all providers. The only thing that doesn't make sense is that D* and Time Warner are still allowed to carry MSG HD as local RSN's.
  7. Feb 1, 2009 #7 of 1758

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Previously signed contract. If they just pulled the channel lawsuits would abound. Perhaps their contract for HD with the NHL has run out or something. Or figures the NHL won't bother suing but companies like DirecTV (w/ Liberty) and Time Warner have a lot deeper pockets and would certainly sue.
  8. Feb 1, 2009 #8 of 1758

    ampman337 AllStar

    Aug 24, 2007
    Time Warner is the least of Cablevisions worry's. They are not in direct competition with them, here in New York they give them all their channels.
    It's Directv and Verizon Fios they want to screw over.
    They are a true monopoly owning the system, the team and the channels.
    They need to be broken up.
    (Thanks for letting me vent!):mad:
  9. Feb 2, 2009 #9 of 1758

    RoyGBiv Icon

    Jul 24, 2007
    I can't believe that it's 2009, when everything should be in HD by now, and I'm going to have to watch Adam Graves night in SD!

  10. Feb 2, 2009 #10 of 1758

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    I think we all hope the NHL and MSG issue is ironed out out very soon! I emailed both last week asking that the issues to be resolved soon for the benefit of their fans. May not help at all, but it's all I can do.

    Hopefully. if there is any news, Satelliteracer will alert us.
  11. Feb 2, 2009 #11 of 1758

    lokar Icon

    Oct 7, 2006
    I notice in the guide for Friday night there are two HD feeds listed for Devils at Thrashers in the CI channels. I have noticed that there haven't been HD feeds listed in the CI channels for MSG games while this MSG HD nonsense has been going on so hopefully this is a good sign.
  12. Feb 2, 2009 #12 of 1758

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    I checked the D* schedule online for 2/6 and it shows that game in HD. On 2/7, it shows the Islanders and the Devils feed in HD as well. Link: DirecTV NHL Schedule

    Lets hope the dispute is over!
  13. Feb 2, 2009 #13 of 1758

    Googer Mentor

    Jan 12, 2007
    This is indeed a very good sign; let's hope it's accurate and holds! :)
  14. Feb 2, 2009 #14 of 1758

    BruinsHockey08 Legend

    Sep 29, 2008
    Cranston, RI
    Still no Rangers or Sabres feeds in HD, the only teams worth watching. I hope this is settled soon, I actually look forward to having the option to watching the Rangers and Sabres, especially on Friday nights when no other games are that good
  15. Feb 2, 2009 #15 of 1758

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    I'm hoping that we will get all the MSG HD feeds after 2/6. That is the first date that the guide shows any HD feed from MSG on NHL CI. As of today, there are no Rangers or Sabres home game on MSG that list any NHL CI channels after 2/6. So lets hope when they start adding the channels for 2/9 and beyond, the Rangers and Sabres games on NHL CI will show the MSG HD feed.
  16. Feb 3, 2009 #16 of 1758

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    Wow, I was wondering what had happened to the last couple of Isles games. I haven't seen the Isles in HD since before the All-Star break. That's the problem with having the owner of one team being the media outlet for three. I hate the Dolans and I always will!
  17. Feb 3, 2009 #17 of 1758

    webhype AllStar

    Dec 28, 2007
    I received the canned reply from the NHL regarding this issue that others have. Frankly it is an indicator of what a Mickey Mouse league the NHL is that they can't handle an issue like this. Besides my team being the worst in the league this year and finding out after I bought the CI package that the HNIC feed is on the NHL Network for free I definately won't be renewing the CI package next season. I'll do what I did last season, order the RSN package and DVR the repeat showing of the games (avoiding the score of the game), this way I'll have the flexibility of adding and removing the package when I want.:mad:
  18. Feb 3, 2009 #18 of 1758

    lokar Icon

    Oct 7, 2006
    Are replays of games on MSG HD available to Sports Pack subscribers (and are they in HD, I know they weren't earlier this season)?
  19. Feb 3, 2009 #19 of 1758
    dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    Any new HD for tomorrow? It's wed...
  20. Feb 3, 2009 #20 of 1758

    Deric New Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    This is a good question. Since a few days ago when I noticed this problem with MSGHD not showing the Rangers games (in HD) I have been recording the replay either late at night or the next morning and it has been working for me. I also have the HD package and the sports package too so I don't know if these would be needed.

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