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Whoot Whoot 09-02-2008 08:26 PM

NHL Center Ice TV/Online - & Local Blackout, MSG
 
Hey Guys, pumped for this year.

Anyway I am considering getting either/both of these NHL Center Ice packages.

Sometimes I am stuck in the recording studio with internet only (NYC, Brookyln Area) is there anyway to watch NYR hockey this way.

The rest I pretty much understand.

Thanks!

Anyone have favorable/unfavorable opinions of this service?

The Amity Affliction 09-02-2008 08:36 PM

I love center ice, and have had it since 02.

Nothing like coming home from work and watching the late games and falling asleep afterwards.

The only things that suck about it are the local blackouts, which in this area means that 3 teams are gone, and VS and NBC taking up games.

Getting to watch all the different perks is great too... WJC's, CBC pre-games and After Hours, Hockey Day, Heritage classic was great too. If a team is having a banner night, you'll get to watch the event as well.

It's well worth the $150-$170 that you pay for it.

Smashley 09-02-2008 10:09 PM

How much is center ice online?

NYR Viper 09-02-2008 10:23 PM

last season it was 100$ for the early bird special.......for me, in buffalo the only games that get blacked out are the ones on versus but most of the time someone on here can hook you up with a link to watch the game online for free anyways so i wouldnt worry about it....however, if you live in NYC, i would imagine all the games are shwon on MSG therefore all the games would be blacked out

RothmanHockey 09-02-2008 10:35 PM

I know that the Center Ice package is blacked out on local broadcasts, I'm not sure about CI Online...

Well, I now know the answer -- this from the NHL.com website:

Can I watch local telecasts on NHL CENTER ICE Online?
No. Local blackout restrictions apply to NHL CENTER ICE Online. In many cases, these blackouts may be broader than the blackouts for the television package. NHL CENTER ICE Online is designed to provide you access to games not involving your local team. If you want to watch your local NHL team, watch national telecasts, or watch games that are blacked out/or not available on the televised version of NHL Center Ice, do not purchase NHL CENTER ICE Online. Check the NHL.com TV listings or your local listings for the local game telecast information in your area. All schedules are subject to change.

Whoot Whoot 09-03-2008 07:47 AM

Anyway to change IP on a mac or to get MSG online ?


Quote:

Originally Posted by ZYanksRule (Post 15331383)
I know that the Center Ice package is blacked out on local broadcasts, I'm not sure about CI Online...

Well, I now know the answer -- this from the NHL.com website:

Can I watch local telecasts on NHL CENTER ICE Online?
No. Local blackout restrictions apply to NHL CENTER ICE Online. In many cases, these blackouts may be broader than the blackouts for the television package. NHL CENTER ICE Online is designed to provide you access to games not involving your local team. If you want to watch your local NHL team, watch national telecasts, or watch games that are blacked out/or not available on the televised version of NHL Center Ice, do not purchase NHL CENTER ICE Online. Check the NHL.com TV listings or your local listings for the local game telecast information in your area. All schedules are subject to change.


Loto68 09-03-2008 10:29 AM

Get a Slingbox and you can watch anything on your TV using your computer from anywhere in the world completely legally as long as you are connected to the internet.

Whoot Whoot 09-03-2008 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loto68 (Post 15334412)
Get a Slingbox and you can watch anything on your TV using your computer from anywhere in the world completely legally as long as you are connected to the internet.

wow slingbox looks really cool.
Do you have to subscribe to a service? Monthly fees??
Seems too good to be true

AK2794 09-03-2008 03:15 PM

OT MSG in New Jersey
 
I'm looking to move to either New Brunswick or Somerville, NJ areas. I was wondering what cable providers are available either of these areas. Basically I need to know if either (or both) of New Brunswick and Somerville areas carry MSG. Any help?

Mr Bojanglez 09-03-2008 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AK2794 (Post 15337316)
I'm looking to move to either New Brunswick or Somerville, NJ areas. I was wondering what cable providers are available either of these areas. Basically I need to know if either (or both) of New Brunswick and Somerville areas carry MSG. Any help?

New Brunswick def. does (optimum cable). I would assume Somerville does as well, but can't confirm.

ogie 09-03-2008 03:29 PM

my brother lives around Princeton which is like 7A on the turnpike and he has MSG on his cable... i think it is Optimum.

rangermoe 09-03-2008 04:27 PM

I'm also not sure about Somerville, but I do know that Fios has it, (and it's in Somerville) I know Cablevision(which is Optimum) and Comcast carry it in my area (Essex County) so I would imagine that you can get it.

blue2noise 09-03-2008 07:46 PM

Shut that laptop off and work the board! Engineer's creed! :)

frozenrubber 09-03-2008 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AK2794 (Post 15337316)
I'm looking to move to either New Brunswick or Somerville, NJ areas. I was wondering what cable providers are available either of these areas. Basically I need to know if either (or both) of New Brunswick and Somerville areas carry MSG. Any help?

Somerville is now Comcast (they recently bought Patriot Media). Comcast carries both MSG (no MSG HD) and Versus (because they own the network).

AK2794 09-03-2008 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frozenrubber (Post 15340797)
Somerville is now Comcast (they recently bought Patriot Media). Comcast carries both MSG (no MSG HD) and Versus (because they own the network).

Wow thanks for the heads up, New Brunswick looks a lot more attractive all of a sudden :laugh:

Loto68 09-04-2008 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Whoot Whoot (Post 15335194)
wow slingbox looks really cool.
Do you have to subscribe to a service? Monthly fees??
Seems too good to be true

Nope, all you do is hook the box up to your Cable box and your Router then sit there and go through the configuration steps. After the initial payment for the box you don't pay any additional service.

Melrose_Jr. 09-04-2008 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loto68 (Post 15343285)
Nope, all you do is hook the box up to your Cable box and your Router then sit there and go through the configuration steps. After the initial payment for the box you don't pay any additional service.

But, you still have to subscribe to CI if you're going to sling it from your cable box.

I just got my automatic renewal letter, $159 early bird. Couldn't live without it.

NYRangerfn09 09-04-2008 09:11 AM

I go to to school in Buffalo and have an apartment, if I buy center ice would I able to watch all of the Rangers games as long as they are not playing the sabres or on VS/NBC? I am just cautious because I know the sabres play on "MSG" up here and I don't want all the Ranger games to get blacked out. Anyone use center ice in Buffalo to confirm it would work? Also do they usually have pre-season games or any HD?

RothmanHockey 09-04-2008 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYRangerfn09 (Post 15344291)
I go to to school in Buffalo and have an apartment, if I buy center ice would I able to watch all of the Rangers games as long as they are not playing the sabres or on VS/NBC? I am just cautious because I know the sabres play on "MSG" up here and I don't want all the Ranger games to get blacked out. Anyone use center ice in Buffalo to confirm it would work? Also do they usually have pre-season games or any HD?

I would call someone at Center Ice to make sure you're not in the blackout range, since some games are carried locally there.

vladmyir111 09-04-2008 03:53 PM

I read that msg will be showing preseason games against mettalurg etc. has anyone heard if CI will be showing these games as well?

nyrmessier011 09-08-2008 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loto68 (Post 15334412)
Get a Slingbox and you can watch anything on your TV using your computer from anywhere in the world completely legally as long as you are connected to the internet.

I'm moving down south for a few months and obviously have the issue of being able to watch games. I've heard things about slingbox being so great. I've heard that a) there is no fee to use it, just a one time fee when you buy it, and b) that you can control the on/off switch of your tv that you get the feed from. Can somebody confirm this?

Also, if slingbox doesn't work out or is more expensive, I would be wiling to order center ice online to be able to watch. I was wondering if anybody can discuss the quality of the feed...and because I will be working a lot of nights I may miss the live feed of some games...is there a way to watch archives games (hours later) like you can with MLB.tv? Thanks

pavvento 09-09-2008 11:05 AM

If you have a cable box in your home that won't be touched by a roommate or something Slingbox is the way to go. I moved out to San Francisco last year and I don't have to pay a dime to watch the Rangers, Yankees, and Jets (I don't have to pay a dime after the initial $140).

IMHO this is better than Center Ice IF you are only interested in watching the Rangers. If you want to watch all of the teams I'd get Center Ice for the Cable and then just sling it. The image quality is far and away the best I've seen on a computer, and if you have a DVR you can control it fully.

It would cost me over $400 a year to subscribe to sports packages that I got for a one time payment of $140. Plus, if you have a Symbian or WinMo phone you can sling onto your phone.

nyrmessier011 09-10-2008 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pavvento (Post 15392342)
If you have a cable box in your home that won't be touched by a roommate or something Slingbox is the way to go. I moved out to San Francisco last year and I don't have to pay a dime to watch the Rangers, Yankees, and Jets (I don't have to pay a dime after the initial $140).

IMHO this is better than Center Ice IF you are only interested in watching the Rangers. If you want to watch all of the teams I'd get Center Ice for the Cable and then just sling it. The image quality is far and away the best I've seen on a computer, and if you have a DVR you can control it fully.

It would cost me over $400 a year to subscribe to sports packages that I got for a one time payment of $140. Plus, if you have a Symbian or WinMo phone you can sling onto your phone.

Thanks. What about turning the TV on and/or switching channels remotely? Obviously I'd want to watch MSG, FSNY, MSG2 for Rangers, Fox usually for Giants...It wouldn't be difficult to tell someone here to turn on the TV and switch the channels for me every couple days, but it would be easier to do it myself...

pavvento 09-11-2008 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyrmessier011 (Post 15403838)
Thanks. What about turning the TV on and/or switching channels remotely? Obviously I'd want to watch MSG, FSNY, MSG2 for Rangers, Fox usually for Giants...It wouldn't be difficult to tell someone here to turn on the TV and switch the channels for me every couple days, but it would be easier to do it myself...

You tape two sensors onto your cable box (they're discreet) and connect them to the slingbox. Then when you set up the software you tell it what kind of Cable Box you have and it configures the 'remote control.' On your computer screen you'll see a remote control and you use that to control your cablebox. Absolutely anything you can do from sitting in front of your cable box you can do with the Sling Box.

KreiMeARiver* 09-11-2008 09:53 AM

Does Center Ice do what the baseball package does...with a channel that airs 2 games each night in HD?

I have Brighthouse Cable down here in Tampa


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