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bottomofthefoodchain 01-19-2013 03:34 PM

ViaPlay
 
Is anyone using this to watch NHL? If so, how is the quality? Is it worth 249kr/month. I would try it out but I'm a student so can't be throwing money around for nothing :laugh:

Systemfel 01-19-2013 04:14 PM

Viaplay just lets you access GameCenter by this link. So it's good.

bottomofthefoodchain 01-19-2013 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Systemfel (Post 57861631)
Viaplay just lets you access GameCenter by this link. So it's good.

I see. Thanks!

Glory 01-19-2013 05:09 PM

Is it 249? I pay 199 I think
but yeah it's worth it

edit: yep I pay 199

joe89 01-19-2013 05:35 PM

I had the "regular" gamecenter last year, and a real positive with viaplay gamecenter is that it doesn't crash when nhl.com does(like tonight). It's the same service, but has its own server apparently.

Trotzig 01-19-2013 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Glory (Post 57866411)
Is it 249? I pay 199 I think
but yeah it's worth it

edit: yep I pay 199

They raised the price not too long ago. All subscribers before the raise kept the old price.

KRM 01-19-2013 06:01 PM

I think the quality is great, usually link it up with my tv and watch it there and when there's a HD stream it's not that far off from a regular HD-broadcast.

Some movies worth watching every once in a while too.

Hybbe 01-20-2013 08:14 AM

The price difference between GCL through viasat and GCL is 900 SEK for this shortened season, which is not worth it if you're not interested in anything but the NHL coverage imo.

I signed up for GCL using a VPN, no blackout problems so far. Expecting things to stabilize within a couple of days, if it doesn't, I think I'll switch to hockeystreams tbh.

joe89 01-20-2013 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Hybbe (Post 57927881)
The price difference between GCL through viasat and GCL is 900 SEK for this shortened season, which is not worth it if you're not interested in anything but the NHL coverage imo.

I signed up for GCL using a VPN, no blackout problems so far. Expecting things to stabilize within a couple of days, if it doesn't, I think I'll switch to hockeystreams tbh.

That's definitely the worst part if you don't want anything else. I've got viaplay for free so I'm using that, but I also got hockeystreams for some lockout hockey and the site was awfully slow yesterday aswell. At least the price is much cheaper and you kinda expect it there.

As far as the NHL.com Gamecenter goes, it went down several Saturdays or big game days last year. Their servers just can't take the traffic which is pretty bad for such a big league and expensive service.

Systemfel 01-20-2013 10:21 AM

I don't watch other sports, but I'll still gladly pay the 250. Just can't be bothered with chasing free streams every night and GC is so damn nice.

It's great that Viaplay's GC is on a different server, like Joe said. Really neat.

topliner967 01-20-2013 12:30 PM

What about replays/archive? Are the games from opening night available for streaming today?

bottomofthefoodchain 01-20-2013 01:59 PM

Can you cancel your Gamecenter subscription at any time like Viaplay, or do you have to sign up for a longer time?
Also, does it work on a PS3? (viaplay that is)

svartgul 01-20-2013 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by bottomofthefoodchain (Post 57945683)
Can you cancel your Gamecenter subscription at any time like Viaplay, or do you have to sign up for a longer time?
Also, does it work on a PS3? (viaplay that is)

They just added a viaplay app for PS3. I'm not a paying customer so I can't verify if it's good or works like crap. I was browsing around and it seem to work like Netflix, maybe a bit better since Netflix looks and works like a website from 1998.

bottomofthefoodchain 01-20-2013 05:11 PM

I think I'll try it for a month and see how I like it. It's a shame you can't have sports only, as I don't really feel like watching movies that came out 3 years ago :laugh: Seriously, their selection of movies is absolutely awful.

KRM 01-20-2013 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by bottomofthefoodchain (Post 57959251)
I think I'll try it for a month and see how I like it. It's a shame you can't have sports only, as I don't really feel like watching movies that came out 3 years ago :laugh: Seriously, their selection of movies is absolutely awful.

They used to have some good classics like Bullit, Reservoir Dogs, etc bot nowadays it's basically just direct to DVD crap movies.

Swedish playmaker* 01-20-2013 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Systemfel (Post 57861631)
Viaplay just lets you access GameCenter by this link. So it's good.

Stupid to bring that bugg out in the open, as soon as Viaplay finds out about its existence, it will be fixed and thus no more free NHL for anyone. I have used it for 1-2 years now, saving me alot of money.

joe89 01-21-2013 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by topliner967 (Post 57938805)
What about replays/archive? Are the games from opening night available for streaming today?

The games are archived right away and you can watch them forever.

topliner967 01-21-2013 08:09 AM

Cool, might be worth paying for then, even though it is a bit on the expensive side.

Finnpin 01-21-2013 08:17 AM

In Finland Viaplay costs 16.95 EUR/month (about 141 kr) and you get NHL, movies and tv series. Do you get other sports there than NHL for the deal?

I'll check live games mostly from Xbox app and reruns from computer as you need Viaplay Gamecenter for it.

tehdee 01-21-2013 08:20 AM

great to hear there's a solution--- having just relocated to sweden i went to sign up for gamecenter only to find out it wasnt available in Scandinavia...

however, via play @ 249/kr a month is about double what game center would cost, no?

Glory 01-21-2013 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Finnpin (Post 58004445)
In Finland Viaplay costs 16.95 EUR/month (about 141 kr) and you get NHL, movies and tv series. Do you get other sports there than NHL for the deal?

I'll check live games mostly from Xbox app and reruns from computer as you need Viaplay Gamecenter for it.

Premier League, Champions League, SEL-2

You get som Golf and Formula 1 too if you're interested in that

bottomofthefoodchain 01-21-2013 10:32 AM

Oh I totally forgot about Premier League :laugh:
Must get!

Systemfel 01-21-2013 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Mwahah (Post 57985747)
Stupid to bring that bugg out in the open, as soon as Viaplay finds out about its existence, it will be fixed and thus no more free NHL for anyone. I have used it for 1-2 years now, saving me alot of money.

Really? It just says "Unauthorized access" for me if I'm not logged onto Viaplay before going there.

bottomofthefoodchain 01-21-2013 03:12 PM

I have tomorrow off so I decided to order it so I can watch the Ottawa game tonight.

Padan 01-21-2013 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by joe89 (Post 58000855)
The games are archived right away and you can watch them forever.

How do I reach the archive? Is it through the NHL Game Center link (it just says that I have to subscribe)?


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