Originally Posted by hask
Not until just now, thanks. Now we need to get some hockey in HD.
Hello Hask. I knew there was one other hockey fan in this town.
I've been a cox sub since I moved to the valley over 10 years ago. I've been very happy with their service but the Direct HD content has finally lured me away. WOW, what a pleasant surprise!!! With the addition of so many Fox Sports HD channels, I've watch more HD hockey already this year than all of last year. Needless to say I'm quite pleased. And then yesterday I received this email:
Dear NHL® CENTER ICE® Subscriber,
We have some exciting news for our loyal NHL CENTER ICE subscribers. This season, you may have noticed some added enhancements we've been rolling out as part of your NHL CENTER ICE subscription. These added features include more games in High Definition (HD), dual feeds (home and away) when possible, and the NHL Network in both Standard Definition (SD) and HD. Here are the details ...
More games in HD*
We expect to deliver up to 12 games per week in HD by mid-November for customers with the 5-LNB Dish and a newer HD Receiver (H20, H21, HR20, HR21). As we continue to launch Regional Sports Networks in HD over the next six weeks, the number of HD games will rise steadily. Customers who haven't yet upgraded to the newer HD equipment can still view select games on Channels 94 and 95 when available. For more information on HD equipment, visit directv.com/hdcheck
HD games in the NHL channel range (764 - 776) are represented by a "-1". For example, Channel 765 Ducks vs. Bruins would be in SD, but 765-1 Ducks vs. Bruins would be in HD (if available).
This season, we are broadcasting more dual feeds when we have them available to us. When possible, we are placing both the home and away game broadcasts in NHL CENTER ICE for you to choose from. For example, you may see the Ducks vs. Bruins on Channel 765 and Channel 766. The game on Channel 765 would be the Ducks broadcast, and Channel 766 would be for the Bruins broadcast. When possible, we will present both options to NHL CENTER ICE subscribers.
As of October 31, we are offering the NHL Network in both HD and SD on Channel 215. The NHL Network is available to all NHL CENTER ICE subscribers for no extra charge.
NHL Network is the first network dedicated to the NHL, giving viewers an unprecedented 24-hour all-access pass to the most comprehensive hockey coverage, both on and off the ice. You get live games, daily highlight shows, up-to-the-minute hockey news, and exclusive hockey programming and special events.
Only eligible customers with H20, H21, HR20 or HR21 Receivers, 5-LNB dish and HD Access ($9.99/mo.) can view NHL Network in HD.
Thank you for your loyalty to DIRECTV and NHL CENTER ICE. We hope these new features add to your enjoyment of another exciting season of NHL CENTER ICE on DIRECTV.
The dual feeds will be AWESOME! For some reason the majority of the Flyers games are feed with the others teams announcers (Perhaps a comcast thing, I don't know). I'll bet less than 10 of the 82 games last year were Flyer announcers. I'm looking forward to that feature for sure!!!
If you are an avid hockey fan, you might want to consider it.