HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Islanders
Notices

Center Ice/Game Center Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-14-2013, 11:13 PM
  #26
will5059
Registered User
 
will5059's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Madison CT
Country: United States
Posts: 74
vCash: 500
Did the gamecenter live through the ps3 app last year. Frustrating has hell. Choppy, and goes from near HD to "blades of steel" quality. Most of the time it was a pixelated mess. Finally got dish network and now will get center in HD. Do yourselves a favor and , if possible, get dish. Can't say enough how good their customer service and overall value has been to me. My bill is 1/3 what Comcast charged for more channels. And for the love of god it's 2013, no one should be forced to watch hockey through the fog of SD.

will5059 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-15-2013, 09:43 AM
  #27
Cash927
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 12
vCash: 500
Do you guys know if they'll be doing a free preview of GCL for a few days because I noticed that there is a space for a promo when you go onto the website. I rather get a few days free to see what I'm getting before spending money even though I probably will anyway.

Cash927 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-15-2013, 01:54 PM
  #28
BillD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,683
vCash: 500
My cable provider, Comcash just told me it will not be open to order until January 19, which is start day. Great job preparing to sell a product that is in demand. Grrrrrrrrr.

BillD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-15-2013, 01:57 PM
  #29
PWJunior
Moderator
Beware the POOP!
 
PWJunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Watertown, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 12,198
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillD View Post
My cable provider, Comcash just told me it will not be open to order until January 19, which is start day. Great job preparing to sell a product that is in demand. Grrrrrrrrr.
But Comcast is offering a free preview period from Jan. 19-31. You can take your sweet time. That's what I plan on doing.

PWJunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-15-2013, 05:10 PM
  #30
BillD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,683
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PWJunior View Post
But Comcast is offering a free preview period from Jan. 19-31. You can take your sweet time. That's what I plan on doing.
Hope it is a full schedule. They said when they are ready it will be $49 for the season, less than last years $160. But I will take your advise and wait until the free period is over.

LET'S GO ISLANDERS

BillD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-15-2013, 05:38 PM
  #31
StumpNYI
Registered User
 
StumpNYI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,648
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PWJunior View Post
But Comcast is offering a free preview period from Jan. 19-31. You can take your sweet time. That's what I plan on doing.
I hope Verizon is doing the same thing. I am getting GCL but having the option to watch opening night in my living room without having to rig up my xbox or laptop would be nice.

StumpNYI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-15-2013, 05:45 PM
  #32
steveat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,651
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13th Floor View Post
For anyone that has had Center Ice in the past, do some games 'not make the cut'? It says up to 40 games a week. Does that mean there's a chance that some games might not be broadcasted? I'd like to get this in order to watch every Islanders game, but if there are going to be some games that I can't get, I might reconsider.
woops...my bad..I was answering for gamecenter not center ice. ignore


Last edited by steveat: 01-15-2013 at 05:50 PM. Reason: adding
steveat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-15-2013, 06:06 PM
  #33
PWJunior
Moderator
Beware the POOP!
 
PWJunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Watertown, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 12,198
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillD View Post
Hope it is a full schedule. They said when they are ready it will be $49 for the season, less than last years $160. But I will take your advise and wait until the free period is over.

LET'S GO ISLANDERS
From what I remember the last few years, the free period is for all the games in that time period. The only problem is that all the games are in SD and not HD. Actually, they do feature one HD game every night, but we're the Isles... we never get that game. My friends always give me crap that I watch hockey in 'analog' - they're all Bruins fans and watch NESN. It's a real pain in the buns in that respect.

Plus, you're forced to watch a lot of the opponent feeds for Isles games (again, the lack of respect we get) so you miss Howie and Butch - depends on if you like that or not. It's annoying to me missing some of the verbal magic from Butchie in those games. For about $50 though, it's not a bad deal at all. I enjoy watching some of the Western Conference teams after the Isles are finished so it's great for hockey fanatics.

PWJunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 02:34 AM
  #34
LongIslandHockey36
Registered User
 
LongIslandHockey36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Conneticut
Posts: 260
vCash: 500
I set my team to my Anaheim Ducks, so I don't get those stupid blackouts...

Besides, Anaheim was basically my favorite team as a child because of the Mighty Ducks! So, I technically did not lie.

EDIT:

Having GCL on my Android phone will be awesome as well!

Also can this be used by multiple people in same household at the same time?

One on Roku, Android, etc?

LongIslandHockey36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 08:48 AM
  #35
Twine Seeking Missle
Go monkey go!!!
 
Twine Seeking Missle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Suck-town
Country: United States
Posts: 7,889
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by will5059 View Post
Did the gamecenter live through the ps3 app last year. Frustrating has hell. Choppy, and goes from near HD to "blades of steel" quality. Most of the time it was a pixelated mess. Finally got dish network and now will get center in HD. Do yourselves a favor and , if possible, get dish. Can't say enough how good their customer service and overall value has been to me. My bill is 1/3 what Comcast charged for more channels. And for the love of god it's 2013, no one should be forced to watch hockey through the fog of SD.
It might be your internet. I have the ps3 app as well and it worked great for me. Yes, there were some times where it went from HD to pixelated but it only stayed pixelated for 15-20 seconds, then went back to HD. And it only happened maybe once or twice per period.

And I agree. It's 2013... how ANYTHING is still in standard def is unthinkable. That's why I go with gamecenter. I have cablevision and center ice is STILL only in SD. It's disgusting.

Twine Seeking Missle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 09:12 AM
  #36
StumpNYI
Registered User
 
StumpNYI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,648
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twine Seeking Missle View Post
It might be your internet. I have the ps3 app as well and it worked great for me. Yes, there were some times where it went from HD to pixelated but it only stayed pixelated for 15-20 seconds, then went back to HD. And it only happened maybe once or twice per period.

And I agree. It's 2013... how ANYTHING is still in standard def is unthinkable. That's why I go with gamecenter. I have cablevision and center ice is STILL only in SD. It's disgusting.
I had the same issues and my internet was fine.

At the time I had Comcast cable (20/5 mbps). Cable internet has its flaws, notably the shared bandwidth that peaks around 7pm which unfortunately is game time. That could have been the issue, but it ran fine with no bandwidth issues on my PC, running on the same network. There were also some other issues with the app freezing or not loading and the games were delayed probably due to the feed frequently needing to switch back and forth to different quality streams (once or twice per period is annoying to me). I would rather have the option to manually set it to a lower quality to avoid the pauses it takes to switch the feed.

I am really looking forward to the Xbox app. From my experience, Microsoft has a higher standard of quality for software publishing for xbox live. Plus I have fios now so hopefully the experience will be much better overall.

GCL is still the way to go because your not anchored to your couch like you are with Center Ice. Between internet, xbox/ps3, and andriod I should have no reason to miss a game.

StumpNYI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 09:36 AM
  #37
Trumanperro
Registered User
 
Trumanperro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 1,894
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Trumanperro
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongIslandHockey36 View Post
I set my team to my Anaheim Ducks, so I don't get those stupid blackouts...

Besides, Anaheim was basically my favorite team as a child because of the Mighty Ducks! So, I technically did not lie.

EDIT:

Having GCL on my Android phone will be awesome as well!

Also can this be used by multiple people in same household at the same time?

One on Roku, Android, etc?
Will this really stop blackouts? I assume they detect through your IP who your provider is and where your located and black out the local area market teams. Not by what team you select as your favorite.

Sorry but I'm a little confused.

Trumanperro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 12:09 PM
  #38
Bunk Moreland
Moderator
 
Bunk Moreland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 12,566
vCash: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trumanperro View Post
Will this really stop blackouts? I assume they detect through your IP who your provider is and where your located and black out the local area market teams. Not by what team you select as your favorite.

Sorry but I'm a little confused.
Your right it goes by IP setting your favorite team has nothing to do with the black out restrictions.

Bunk Moreland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 01:21 PM
  #39
scott99
Registered User
 
scott99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,438
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PWJunior View Post
Sweet, $49.99 for the season. I'll wait until the 31st when the free preview ends!

Although, it really annoys me that I never get to see the Isles in HD other than when they play the Bruins on NESN - I cannot stand Jack Edwards though.
Liked him on ESPN's Sportscenter back in the day, but I agree, he's a horrible play by play man.

scott99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 05:59 PM
  #40
Chapin Landvogt
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Germany
Posts: 12,116
vCash: 500
I have a question:
I ordered gamecenter last season and can still log in and see ALL of last season's games (archived).

Does this somehow mean I'll be able to watch games automatically as of this Saturday? The little calender only runs up to June.

I've received no mails and NHL.com and/or Gamecenter hasn't answered the e-mails I've sent.

Now, there is a button on the main page saying 'Upgrade Now'. When I press on that, I get the ad for special features for $49.99.

Anybody maybe know a bit more about all this?

Thanks in advance...

Chapin Landvogt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 06:02 PM
  #41
StumpNYI
Registered User
 
StumpNYI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,648
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chapin Landvogt View Post
I have a question:
I ordered gamecenter last season and can still log in and see ALL of last season's games (archived).

Does this somehow mean I'll be able to watch games automatically as of this Saturday? The little calender only runs up to June.

I've received no mails and NHL.com and/or Gamecenter hasn't answered the e-mails I've sent.

Now, there is a button on the main page saying 'Upgrade Now'. When I press on that, I get the ad for special features for $49.99.

Anybody maybe know a bit more about all this?

Thanks in advance...
Same here. Looked on the main board thread but didn't see anything about this. I would also like to know.

StumpNYI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 09:49 PM
  #42
ScaredStreit
Registered User
 
ScaredStreit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 3,862
vCash: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by StumpNYI View Post
If you want to get technical, divide that by 30 and that is the true price per game ($.03 per game).
It would be divided by 15...each game has 2 teams

ScaredStreit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 10:15 PM
  #43
Bunk Moreland
Moderator
 
Bunk Moreland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 12,566
vCash: 234
If you had Game Center last year you probably have auto renewal.. My friend called them and they said on jan 21st you get billed and jan 22nd it goes live so its gonna miss the first couple games.. Not really sure why they'd do that but that's what he told me after calling them up.

Bunk Moreland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-17-2013, 10:42 AM
  #44
LAIslanderFan
Registered User
 
LAIslanderFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Country: United States
Posts: 2,705
vCash: 500
I had NHL CI last year, but I'm considering going with Gamecenter. I travel quite a bit (going to Mexico City next week) so I can't always be home to watch the Isles. When I'm out of town, am I still able to get Gamecenter on my computer? That's the only thing what would make it worth paying for.
Can I get it on more then one device? Say my computer and my iphone?

LAIslanderFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-17-2013, 12:08 PM
  #45
StumpNYI
Registered User
 
StumpNYI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,648
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScaredStreit View Post
It would be divided by 15...each game has 2 teams
Good point...oops lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by LAIslanderFan View Post
I had NHL CI last year, but I'm considering going with Gamecenter. I travel quite a bit (going to Mexico City next week) so I can't always be home to watch the Isles. When I'm out of town, am I still able to get Gamecenter on my computer? That's the only thing what would make it worth paying for.
Can I get it on more then one device? Say my computer and my iphone?
I swear people just skip over my posts unless I make a math mistake ^. Yes, you can watch on any compatible device (iPhone/Andriod phones or tablets, xbox/ps3, and pretty much any device that has internet access)

Speaking of android, the new app came out yesterday and I downloaded it. To go off my post above that I'm sure nobody saw, I logged in and the GCL service said it was "purchased". I'm confused because I haven't paid for anything. I looked at my bank account to see if it auto payed but didn't see a transaction. I wonder if my subscription from last year has anything to do with it. Anybody know?

StumpNYI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-17-2013, 12:12 PM
  #46
StumpNYI
Registered User
 
StumpNYI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,648
vCash: 500
Here is the compatible device link in case anyone is curious

http://gamecenter.nhl.com/nhlgc/cdsignup.jsp

StumpNYI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-17-2013, 12:13 PM
  #47
Bunk Moreland
Moderator
 
Bunk Moreland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 12,566
vCash: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by StumpNYI View Post
Good point...oops lol



I swear people just skip over my posts unless I make a math mistake ^. Yes, you can watch on any compatible device (iPhone/Andriod phones or tablets, xbox/ps3, and pretty much any device that has internet access)

Speaking of android, the new app came out yesterday and I downloaded it. To go off my post above that I'm sure nobody saw, I logged in and the GCL service said it was "purchased". I'm confused because I haven't paid for anything. I looked at my bank account to see if it auto payed but didn't see a transaction. I wonder if my subscription from last year has anything to do with it. Anybody know?
You must have skipped over my post! I think its default setting is auto-renewal cause my friend called up game center and they told him he has until Jan 21st to unsubscribe with out having to pay for the first month other wise it will be automatically taken from what ever method you used to pay last time.

Bunk Moreland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-17-2013, 12:17 PM
  #48
StumpNYI
Registered User
 
StumpNYI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,648
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bunk Moreland View Post
You must have skipped over my post! I think its default setting is auto-renewal cause my friend called up game center and they told him he has until Jan 21st to unsubscribe with out having to pay for the first month other wise it will be automatically taken from what ever method you used to pay last time.
It's your avatar...distracts me every damn time.

And thanks for the info.

StumpNYI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-17-2013, 01:32 PM
  #49
scott99
Registered User
 
scott99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,438
vCash: 500
Excuse my lack of knowledge on these issues. But NHL Gamecenter Live, how does this work ? If I live in NY, and have the app on my tablet or phone, does that mean the Islander's will be blacked out ? If I travel elsewhere, will I be able to watch the games (Going to LA next week), or is it IP driven ? Other than living out of state, I can't figure out the benefit of an Islander's fan living in NY getting this (if the games get blacked out). Any info would be great, the website is kind of sketchy with their FAQ's.

scott99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-17-2013, 01:46 PM
  #50
Bunk Moreland
Moderator
 
Bunk Moreland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 12,566
vCash: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by scott99 View Post
Excuse my lack of knowledge on these issues. But NHL Gamecenter Live, how does this work ? If I live in NY, and have the app on my tablet or phone, does that mean the Islander's will be blacked out ? If I travel elsewhere, will I be able to watch the games (Going to LA next week), or is it IP driven ? Other than living out of state, I can't figure out the benefit of an Islander's fan living in NY getting this (if the games get blacked out). Any info would be great, the website is kind of sketchy with their FAQ's.
You should be able to watch the games once you leave the black out restricted area for example when you travel to LA you'll be able to get all NY games but the Ducks/Kings will be blacked out. I don't get it to watch Islanders games I just like watching hockey so when I get home from work late the west coast games are just starting.

Bunk Moreland is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.