NHL Centre Ice - both feeds not shown

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  1. Sep 5, 2007 #1 of 13
    eddieras99

    eddieras99 New Member

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    question --

    directv only shows the home feed on centre ice-- dish shows both home and away- this reason alone has me leaning to switch. i've called directv many times on this but today was told (for the first time) that its because of their 'contract' - they can only show one feed. this is the first i heard of this - and i have my doubts - when i first asked she went thru the entire blackout bit- and i told her that was not my question - i understand blackouts. then she went on about their contract - makes me question whether she really knew. btw - i called retentions cause i thought i may get someone more knowledgable....

    what you guys think? could this be a contract thing? i figured it was just bandwidth....
     
  2. Sep 6, 2007 #2 of 13
    bsnelson

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    Wow, I would LOVE to have both feeds available! It's not bandwidth; all of the SD NHL hockey is on the CONUS transponders (IIRC). Please let us know if you find out any more info about this.

    Brad
     
  3. Sep 6, 2007 #3 of 13
    dasexton

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    Yeah, I would like to be able to get the away feed when the Sharks are playing out of town. However, I am looking forward to watching many more games in HD this season. I don't think that option will be available on Dish, will it?

    David
     
  4. Sep 6, 2007 #4 of 13
    eddieras99

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    it's been on dish for the past few years - but i'm having trouble confirming it for this season. since i have to change out my beloved HR10 i figure i might as well look elsewhere besides directv- and if i can get both feeds, i'm in!
    oh wait, did you mean watching in HD on dish??? not sure on that either-
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #5 of 13
    trausch

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    Here is the direct tv schedule for center ice. It says in the promo that some games will be available in HD but when you look at the schedule so far everything is standard definition. Maybe when the Direct TV 10 goes live we will see mor


    Schedule
     
  6. Sep 7, 2007 #6 of 13
    kashish

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    Yeah, I would like to be able to get the away feed when the Sharks are playing out of town. However, I am looking forward to watching many more games in HD this season. I don't think that option will be available on Dish, will it?

    David
     
  7. Sep 7, 2007 #7 of 13
    trausch

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    Hey bsnelson....we're twins!

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  8. Sep 7, 2007 #8 of 13
    eddieras99

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    i'm racking my brain trying to confirm this - for whatever reason i don't believe csr at either directv or dish - what a suprise! short of waiting till hockey season starts and verifying with a viewer, i'm not sure what else to do.

    do you think the contract bit could be true (per directv)??
     
  9. Sep 7, 2007 #9 of 13
    TonyD79

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    I know that DirecTV always does only one feed. Not always home feed. And they do put on hockey games that are not already on the satellite (RSNs), so you cannot assume that both feeds are already there. Like if the Flyers are playing the Rangers. The Rangers feed may be there but the Flyers would require extra bandwidth.

    As for what is on DiSH, why not ask over at dbstalk. There are DiSH customers who would know.
     
  10. nhlfan79

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    Trausch, that's last year's schedule.
     
  11. eddieras99

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    thanks- i do know dish previously showed both home and away - calls to dish were unsuccesful to learn if they were doing that this year. so do you agree that directv is more a bandwidth issue or 'contractual' as the agent told me??
     
  12. bsnelson

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    Hmmm, I don't see the resemblance. :)

    Brad
     
  13. RoyGBiv

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    This is last year's schedule. I was hoping when I saw this that D* had posted their schedule for the coming season. It is not yet on their website.

    SMK
     

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