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post #31 of 279
Dish had both the home and visitor feeds last year (SD).
post #32 of 279
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Originally Posted by blitzen102 View Post

Dish had both the home and visitor feeds last year (SD).

I am aware of that, that is why I don't understand why D* does things the way they do. Obviously the contract can be written to allow both feeds. Let's hope they allow that this year, at least for HD feeds. Unfortunately (at least for me) E* doesn't offer NFLST too.
post #33 of 279
For the Penguins fans this is from their web site.
“FSN plans to bring its viewers at least 70 games this season with 36 of them available in High Definition.”
I sure hope that D* offers them because I want to see my Pens in HD!
Actually I want to see as much HD hockey as possible!
post #34 of 279
Versus announced their NHL schedule last week, carrying 57 games, all produced in HD!

http://www.versus.com/nw/article/vie...c_article2.tpl

The network’s full schedule follows (subject to change):
*Denotes exclusive Game of the Week

Sun. Sept. 30 Anaheim at Los Angeles 12:00 PM
Wed. Oct. 3* Anaheim at Detroit 7:00 PM
Wed. Oct. 3* Dallas at Colorado 9:30 PM
Tue. Oct. 9* Carolina at Toronto 7:00 PM
Wed. Oct. 10 N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Mon. Oct. 15 Toronto at Buffalo 7:00 PM
Tue. Oct. 16* Atlanta at Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Mon. Oct. 22 Boston at Montreal 7:30 PM
Tue. Oct. 23* N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
Mon. Oct. 29 San Jose at Dallas 8:00 PM
Tue. Oct. 30* Pittsburgh at Minnesota 7:00 PM
Mon. Nov. 5 Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM
Tue. Nov. 6* N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Mon. Nov. 12 Carolina at Florida 7:30 PM
Tue. Nov. 13* Detroit at St. Louis 8:00 PM
Mon. Nov. 19 Tampa Bay at Atlanta 7:00 PM
Tue. Nov. 20* Boston at Toronto 7:00 PM
Mon. Nov. 26 Buffalo at Washington 7:00 PM
Tue. Nov. 27* Calgary at Detroit 7:00 PM
Mon. Dec. 3 Dallas at Columbus 7:00 PM
Tue. Dec. 4* Detroit at Montreal 7:30 PM
Mon. Dec. 10 Boston at Buffalo 7:00 PM
Tue. Dec. 11* Pittsburgh at Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Mon. Dec. 17* Washington at Detroit 7:00 PM
Tue. Dec. 18 Ottawa at Boston 7:00 PM
Mon. Dec. 31* St. Louis at Detroit 7:00 PM
Wed. Jan. 2 Atlanta at Carolina 7:00 PM
Tue. Jan. 8 Colorado at Detroit 7:30 PM
Mon. Jan. 14* N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
Tue. Jan. 15 Montreal at N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Mon. Jan. 21* Washington at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM
Tue. Jan. 22 Boston at Montreal 7:30 PM
Sat. Jan. 26 All-Star Skills 7:00 PM
Sun. Jan. 27 All-Star Game 7:00 PM
Tue. Jan. 29 Buffalo at Tampa Bay 7:00 PM
Tue. Jan. 29 San Jose at Edmonton 9:30 PM
Wed. Jan. 30 Anaheim at Minnesota 7:00 PM
Wed. Jan. 30 Chicago at Colorado 9:30 PM
Mon. Feb. 4* Pittsburgh at New Jersey 7:00 PM
Tue. Feb. 5 Carolina at Nashville 8:00 PM
Mon. Feb. 11* Phoenix at Dallas 7:00 PM
Tue. Feb. 12 Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Tue. Feb. 12 Anaheim at Colorado 9:30 PM
Mon. Feb. 18* Detroit at Colorado 8:00 PM
Tue. Feb. 19 Chicago at St. Louis 8:00 PM
Mon. Feb. 25* Philadelphia at Buffalo 7:00 PM
Tue. Feb. 26 New Jersey at Carolina 7:00 PM
Mon. March 03* Boston at Washington 7:00 PM
Tue. March 4 Buffalo at Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Tue. March 4 Vancouver at Colorado 9:30 PM
Mon. March 10* N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo 7:00 PM
Tue. March 11 New Jersey at Montreal 7:30 PM
Mon. March 17* Colorado at Minnesota 7:00 PM
Tue. March 18 Atlanta at Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Mon. March 24* Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Tue. March 25 Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM
Mon. March 31* Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM
Tue. April 1 TBD
Tue. April 1 Colorado at Vancouver 10:00 PM
post #35 of 279
Thread Starter 
Any news on this?
post #36 of 279
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Originally Posted by jmj713 View Post

Any news on this?

I spoke with a Comcast Exec yesterday and he stated that he was 90% sure that my market would be getting InDemand PPV HD, including Center Ice/League Pass. He needed to verify some info and would be getting back with me early next week. I will let you know what I find out
post #37 of 279
Anyone know if there is any chance FIOS TV will have Center Ice this year?
post #38 of 279
I'm just trying to figure out if Directv will have alot more games in HD this year. If they're launching all those sports channels in HD, and you get the NHL center ice package it would seem to me that those sports channels would then be showing their games on the sports channels in HD if available. I'm just trying to find out if that's indeed the case before ordering Directv.

My son and I are diehard hockey fans and the only HD games we can currently get on Time-warner are the Bruins on NESN. We don't even get Versus in HD. If launching all those sports channels in HD means more hockey in HD then count me in because watching hockey games in SD is just painful! I just haven't gotten any sort of confirmation yet and don't want to pull the trigger only to find the sports channels blacked out while the games are broadcast in SD on the Center ice channels.

Does anyone that had Center ice remember if the games were simulcast on their prospective sports channels along with the Center ice channels or were they blacked out on the sports channels?
post #39 of 279
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Originally Posted by capsfan View Post

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Does anyone that had Center ice remember if the games were simulcast on their prospective sports channels along with the Center ice channels or were they blacked out on the sports channels?

I don't think I looked very often last year, but in the past, they have had both the channel in the CI package and the RSN open if the RSN channel is the one used in the CI package. I will not say for sure that is always true, since it is usually easier switch up and down the channels during commercials at the CI locations. A LOT of the game telecasts are from Canada, (TSN & CBC) so those games do not have matching RSN channels open. Who knows how they will handle the HD versions.
post #40 of 279
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Originally Posted by beaudot View Post

Anyone know if there is any chance FIOS TV will have Center Ice this year?

From http://www.longhornxp.net/Verizon.html

One big drawback with Verizon FIOS TV is the issue with InDemand. InDemand is a company that offers the two InHD channels along with PPV On Demand titles and many of the Sports subscriptions. InDemand is partly owned by several of the top cable companies such as Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Comcast Cable among others. Because of this they are pulling some unfair pricing tactics that are keeping DirecTV and Dish Network from offering the two InHD channels but these tactics are hurting Verizon more as its not just the two InHD channels but the sports subscriptions as well.

DirecTV and Dish Network have deals in place for the sports packages while Verizon is a new entrant without a deal so they are getting the hard end of the stick. I expect this to be handled quicker than most think but until that time the following channels and packages aren't on Verizon FIOS TV.

The two InHD channels of course.

Sports Packages include the following below.

MLB Extra Innings.
NBA League Pass.
NHL Center Ice.
Nascar InCar.
MLS Direct Kick.

Until this InDemand issue gets cleared up these sports packages listed above and the two InHD channels will "not" be offered on Verizon FIOS TV.
post #41 of 279
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Originally Posted by CycloneGT View Post

Are DirectTV's HD-RSNs on spotbeam or conus Transponders? I thought that they were on spotbeam since they were part of the MPEG4 locals. Of course they could go conus when D* launches their new HD plan in Sept.

Dish Network has their HD-RSN on Conus TPs, but half of them are on 129 and the others are on 61.5, so your average HD customer will only see about half of them if they are made available.

I would assume any Dish sports HD offerings would timeshare with the upcoming 9 HD PPV channels. With some creative thinking I bet they can offer the RSN HDs, PPV HD, and CI/NBA/whatever else HD. Of course, they'd actually have to offer the sports pack.. MLB EI anyone?
post #42 of 279
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Originally Posted by capsfan View Post

I'm just trying to figure out if Directv will have alot more games in HD this year. If they're launching all those sports channels in HD, and you get the NHL center ice package it would seem to me that those sports channels would then be showing their games on the sports channels in HD if available. I'm just trying to find out if that's indeed the case before ordering Directv.

My son and I are diehard hockey fans and the only HD games we can currently get on Time-warner are the Bruins on NESN. We don't even get Versus in HD. If launching all those sports channels in HD means more hockey in HD then count me in because watching hockey games in SD is just painful! I just haven't gotten any sort of confirmation yet and don't want to pull the trigger only to find the sports channels blacked out while the games are broadcast in SD on the Center ice channels.

Does anyone that had Center ice remember if the games were simulcast on their prospective sports channels along with the Center ice channels or were they blacked out on the sports channels?

I can almost guarantee you will get at least more HD hockey because you will get Versus. D* will be lighting up the new satellite within the next few weeks, and everyone is certain Versus/Golf will be one of the first HD channels added. All the Versus games this year will be in HD. Also, almost certainly you will still get NESN in HD. Right now D* is only broadcasting NESN in HD in Boston, but it will shortly make NESN available in HD to the surrounding areas that currently get it in SD.

Last year D* also showed at least a few games a week from the CI package in HD, and everyone is expecting, though D* certainly hasn't confirmed it, that there will be CI in HD.

So, switching to D* will certainly give you more than you had with TWC.

SMK
post #43 of 279
Thread Starter 
It certainly is logical that with launching of all these RSNs in HD nationally that Center Ice games, where available, will be shown in HD. But who knows?
post #44 of 279
Yep, if Center Ice comes through with D* in HD, still won't get most of the Eastern Division in HD [Phila, NYR, NYI, NJ] and Buffalo due to competitive issues. Industry, that is, not hockey.
Don't worry, there's lots of other hockey oot there, eh?
post #45 of 279
oh, i think i've finally found the people to help me!
i've been a centre ice subscriber with directv for 9 years, but HATE the fact they don't show both feeds (called many times to complain, myself). now with the new bird rendering my hd tivo useless soon i realized this is my chance to check out Dish -

a few questions
are both feeds (home/away) a standard with Dish-can i expect that this year?
Does Dish show Hockey Nite in Canada?
Any word on the NHL Network coming to Dish (heck, i'll settle for sd)
does Dish show centre ice games in HD, besides vs and hdnet??

anyone use the vip 722 dvr from dish? how do you like it??

thanks so much- i've spent the better part of this afternoon and tonite trying to research this and see if i should make the switch.

also- any links re dish, etc would be helpful too
post #46 of 279
eddieras,

I am in the exact same situation as you. I had actually ordered Dish but when they arrived they didn't deliver what the rep had promised. So I canceled the deal. I believe that any NHL game broadcast on an FSN regional channel in HD will be turned on for a CI subscriber. The only issue might be in your own market where they won't broadcast the visiting teams coverage, SD or HD, when they are playing your team. Likewise, when your team is playing away and that market broadcast in HD and yours does not, you will be blacked out on the other teams HD telecast. I'm lucky as I am located out of my teams market so I will get all of the games they play in HD.

If you have learned anything contrary to this let me know as I'm getting ready to order my D* MPEG4 stuff.
post #47 of 279
thanks jack- i've been a CI subscriber for 9 years- but i love the fact that dish shows home and away broadcast - just trying to find out if this is a yearly thing and if they'll still do so this coming season. too bad about your install problem = i guess you really have to pay very close attention to these things!

anyone else have any insight to the following:

Does Dish show Hockey Nite in Canada - or is this always on Centre Ice regardless of carrier?
Any word on the NHL Network coming to Dish (heck, i'll settle for sd)
Directv shows some centre ice games in HD on temporary channels (not counting on vs and hdnet) - was wondering if dish does likewise.

anyone use the vip 722 dvr from dish? how do you like it??

thanks again!
post #48 of 279
I can answer only dish ?'s

Yes they since the lockout have shown both feeds to every game if available I usually watch the candian feed if thats an option.

HNIC is always broadcasted on ch 540 for the enitre night. The only dowfall is some night after the end of the second game they would shut the feed off instead of showing the after hours show whatever its called.

I am also planning on moving to D* but hate the fact of losing the game feed options
post #49 of 279
thanks so much for the info - did dish show any HD games - besides what was on hdnet and versus?

curious- why are you moving to directv? i'm leaving directv for dish!
which reciever do you have with dish?
post #50 of 279
It is now available to be ordered on DirecTV. The CSR i talked to (i think it was in the Philippines) didn;t know about HD, and it was somewhat telling to me that she said the channels it will be on are 764-776. That's only 13 channels. That says to me that they are NOT going to be doing HD the same way they are with sunday ticket, because 13 channels just isn't enough.

Hopefully something gets worked out.
post #51 of 279
How is watching hockey on on Plasma/LCD is the picture streaky? this question is coming from a person still in CRTland. I do have an HD Sat receiver but no big screen w/ HD (will in the next couple months as I'm moving into a bigger house) I worked in the video biz for many years and can't stand "seeing" defect in the picture streaking, pixelation.....It would drive me crazy and everything I read in these forums makes me want to stay with my poor 27' CRT. I mostly watch regular TV and lots of hockey, little DVD and no HD-DVD/BRay. I hear Plasma is better overall for motion and SD content but LCD is catching up, what have you guys found for the best combination for SD/HD Hockey?
post #52 of 279
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How is watching hockey on on Plasma/LCD is the picture streaky?

As one with a 36" Sony HD CRT(equivalent to 33" in 16X9), I have looked into extensively as the WAF wants a LCD/Plasma. I have seen this streaking on all of my friends sets, but they all claim it's because their LCD/Plasma sets are much bigger (42" to 60") than mine.

I saw a Sony LCD at a big box store that did not streak on HNIC broadcasts. So I checked out HD hockey at a Sony Store where all their models were on 1 wall. Only the most expensive model did not streak.

As for plasmas, the cheap models all made HD hockey look like widescreen SD. So I told the wife to save for a top of the line from Pioneer, no way am I going to watch hockey on a HD set that makes the picture look worse than our old 27" SD Sony XBR
post #53 of 279
thanks for the info
post #54 of 279
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Originally Posted by fireshoes View Post

Versus announced their NHL schedule last week, carrying 57 games, all produced in HD!

http://www.versus.com/nw/article/vie...c_article2.tpl

The network's full schedule follows (subject to change):
*Denotes exclusive Game of the Week

Mon. Oct. 15 Toronto at Buffalo 7:00 PM
Mon. Nov. 26 Buffalo at Washington 7:00 PM
Mon. Dec. 10 Boston at Buffalo 7:00 PM
Tue. Jan. 29 Buffalo at Tampa Bay 7:00 PM
Mon. Feb. 25* Philadelphia at Buffalo 7:00 PM
Tue. March 4 Buffalo at Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Mon. March 10* N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo 7:00 PM

Sweet, Sabres in HD at least once a month? I guess I can live with that.

Now, if only Comcast here in Florida would let me purchase the CI package NOW. They told me it was not yet offered for this year.
post #55 of 279
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Originally Posted by gregor7777 View Post

Sweet, Sabres in HD at least once a month? I guess I can live with that.

Now, if only Comcast here in Florida would let me purchase the CI package NOW. They told me it was not yet offered for this year.

InDemand doesn't not have anything setup yet for 07/08 CI
post #56 of 279
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Originally Posted by jefbal99 View Post

InDemand doesn't not have anything setup yet for 07/08 CI

Despite the double negative I think you're saying that they haven't set up the programming yet for this season?

That doesn't seem right...I seem to remember them running specials this time of year for early sign-ups...

Perhaps my memory is failing me at a young age...or perhaps they've downgraded the importance of hockey...shame either way.
post #57 of 279
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Originally Posted by gregor7777 View Post

Despite the double negative I think you're saying that they haven't set up the programming yet for this season?

That doesn't seem right...I seem to remember them running specials this time of year for early sign-ups...

Perhaps my memory is failing me at a young age...or perhaps they've downgraded the importance of hockey...shame either way.

Yeah, typo on my part, check the site www.indemand.com. Says check back next season for special 07-08 offers.
post #58 of 279
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Originally Posted by jefbal99 View Post

Yeah, typo on my part, check the site www.indemand.com. Says check back next season for special 07-08 offers.

Damn them. I want to give them my money.
post #59 of 279
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Originally Posted by gregor7777 View Post

Damn them. I want to give them my money.

I would like to as well, but not until I'm guaranteed to see the HD offerings that are part of the package that I pay for
post #60 of 279
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InDemand doesn't not have anything setup yet for 07/08 CI

InDemand no longer exists. It is now MOJO. No more baseball, hockey, or any other mainstream sport.
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