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01-19-2013, 03:34 PM
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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

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

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01-19-2013, 04:40 PM
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Viaplay just lets you access GameCenter by this link. So it's good.
I see. Thanks!

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

edit: yep I pay 199

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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.

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01-19-2013, 05:36 PM
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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.

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01-19-2013, 06:01 PM
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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.

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01-20-2013, 08:14 AM
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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.

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01-20-2013, 09:45 AM
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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.

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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.


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

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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)

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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.

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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 Seriously, their selection of movies is absolutely awful.

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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 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.

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01-20-2013, 09:46 PM
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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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?


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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

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Oh I totally forgot about Premier League
Must get!

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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.

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

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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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