Originally Posted by mulesqb
I think this is the thread everyone got excited about
That's where I found the info about MSG-HD and FSNY-HD coming to D* in October.
Edit:Turns out my post is longer than I wanted it to be.
My Question: Is anyone with DirecTV in the New York area able to watch an NHL game in HD aside from HDnet?
For the love of god I just want to watch a local hockey team(devils, rangers, or islanders) in high-def.
I saw that post about a month ago maybe the end of October about FSN-NY HD and MSG HD coming to Directv. So I went to the directv website, typed in my zip code " to determine if HD games are available in your area" and saw it said "New Jersey Devils (HD available)" listed under all of the channels (MSG-621, FSNNY-624).
So I called directv and asked how to get it. They told me I needed the new Mpeg4 equipment. I said that when I got my HDTivo from them last fall they told me if I had to upgrade to the new equipment it would be free. The lady agreed and scheduled me for an install.
I made sure to ask that she was upgrading my HDtivo with the new HD DVR (HR-20 I believe) because it seemed unreasonable that the process was so easy when tyou have to get on a waiting list on the directv website to buy them because of the demand. She said I was getting the HD DVR.
The install guy came on the scheduled date with the HD Reciever, not the HD DVR. He said they must have made a mistake. I sent him home.
Now I look at the site where it said "New Jersey Devils (HD available)" and it now says "New Jersey Devils (SD Only)". The interesting thing is that the first time I checked that site (before I called them) it said the Rangers were "SD Only" but now it says "New York Rangers (HD Available)"